But, last night my friend Pat and I went out to celebrate her birthday, and I gave her a little piece I'd made, so now it's OK to share it with you all. I loved doing it, and yes, Pat loved receiving it.
First, a little background. A few weeks ago, I was looking at Tim's blog, and came across some shots he took of his newly reorganized studio. This is one of the pictures:
Very cool, and what I kept staring at was the spelling out of his name with old game pieces. That was the inspiration behind this:
Some details: the base is a 4x4 piece of masonite, and I have no idea where it came from. I inked, painted, and crackled it, then started attaching a variety of found (OK, and some bought) objects.
A broken old ruler (well, bits of two, actually), little bottles, a key I rusted, a polymer clay tile and tiny bird's nest, both of which I made in Key Largo, some of Tim's idea-ology, of course, buttons and other bits and bobbles, and my personal favorite: a piece of genuine Montana rusted barbed wire, courtesy of my pal Julie, artist and rancher extraordinaire.
Two more views: