Friday, April 27, 2012

Small scale art

A friend of mine shared these small 4x6 blocks of wood  with me and I didn't know quite what to do with them.  It was the size that I was questioning.  I wasn't sure that it would be considered salable in this small format but I wanted to go forward just to challenge myself to see if it would work.

I first painted the block of wood black on the back and sides then proceeded to approach the surface like I do my handmade cards, with fabric, decorative paper, images and ephemera.  As I love Joseph Campbell's thinking, I chose one of his quotes for this piece.  It helped bring it together for me.  I put a hanger on the back just in case but it could also sit on a shelf. 

I'm pleased with the outcome and am encouraged to do the other 8 pieces.  I would love your feed back so let me know what you think.  Thanks and have a creative week end.