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...

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keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden