Monday, March 7, 2016
When Life Gives You Lemons...make angels: Memorandum Monday
I always thought that quote was a bit silly. Who doesn't like lemons?
Anyhow, my point being is that I have quite a bit of free time on my hands at the given moment. One can only job hunt so much. Last week I sourced a bunch of spindles, ironed & cut vintage hankies, and cut & glittered wings. Since I'm terrible at relaxing and being bored, I figured I'd work for myself a bit.
On Sunday, Luke and I stopped into a store on Market Street called The Source. The owner is awesomeness. I met her before when I needed a basket put together. Part coffee shop, part gift shop with arts & crafts from locals, it's a fun place to hang around. I had been toying with the idea of opening an etsy store but then thought maybe someone will take my stuff locally and save me the trouble. She said they had put a call out for new artists just last week on Facebook so she'd be happy to accept my angels. My son always starts twitching when I asked randomly odd questions to folks, but I have leaned in life if you don't ask, you can't possibly find out the answer!
I'm planning on using spindles for some and perhaps have the angel hold something like a key or other vintage trinket. In this case I'm trying to portray "key to my heart" with what she's holding. In general, with the exception of the flowers, a large portion of each angel will be upcycled.
This one has a light bulb head. The light bulb was headed for the garbage can until I decided to paint it and mount it on a dowel. The nice part about these angels that each one is different so I don't get bored. ;-)
Waving a glittered wing over at Sian who is our official host for Memorandum Monday! Wish me luck!