Playing Around

The saga continues. I am still cleaning stuff out of my office. In a pile of papers I found 2 envelopes of Fleischmann's Yeast tucked between two bread recipes. I also found some wooden letters meant to go in a letter press. I remember buying these at an antique store just because I thought the font was cool. I had intentions (ahem) of doing a mixed media piece with words printed from the letters. But I like them so much I don't want to dip them in paint. Go figure. So today I took pictures of them with the intention of selling them on Ebay. Then I started making words out of them.

You can make quite a few words from the letter combinations, especially if you let yourself use the letters more than once.

I started taking pictures of the space in between the letters - thinking back to the "negative space" talks from art school, long ago.

I am so artsy.
Wink, wink.

I also found an old china head (broken) that I bought somewhere. I like to buy things like this so I can feel how the old dolls feel. I have no idea what this is, but I think it's a boy doll because I saw the same head on Ebay sold as a boy. It has a lot of paint loss, like it was washed from a shipwreck off the Maine shore and spent some decades below water until it landed on a beach.

Pictures of the head on the chair are kind of spooky,
just in time for Halloween.

Last but not least, I found a line drawing I did of my husband back when he was a whippersnapper some 20+ years ago...tucked inside a book on Rembrandt. Rembrandt did a lot of line drawings.

Wasted time or was it play?

Stop shaking your head...

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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