Thursday, November 15, 2012

Some Arty stuff

Not only have I been absent from blogging, I've been absent from doing much art and it is making me cranky.  So last week, in desperation to get SOMETHING created - I remembered an old mirror that I had hanging around waiting for decoration.

The mirror had a plain frame, sort of barn board looking and very unattractive - before picture.

I painted it with paint that we had around the house, decorated it with vintage Betty and Veronica comics, painted more with paint from around the house, and sealed it up.  The mirror has yet to be reinserted, but I love the frame and am going to hang it up somewhere and laugh every time I see it.

You probably can "enbiggen" to see more details, and while it shows up sort of blue here, the background is really a greener color.  

It felt good good good to create something.  I have to remember that.

I also am working on "The Adventures of Box Boy" for my comic class, a bit outside the norm for me, but actually cute and funny.  I'll show it here when inked in.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Good to hear you are doing something fun and Arty. I like the frame. Can't wait to see your comic.

Agnes BeaderBubbe said...

Love the frame....know what you mean about getting back to being crafty...havent made anything for my shop although have been doing private requests...few and far between. Just got hit with Hurricane Sandy and been cleaning ever since. Hoping to get back to business during Thanksgiving Weekend...keep being creative!

sukipoet said...

tres cute. yes, it does feel good to create things. i too have been absent from both blogging and creating. hugs, suki

kj said...

I'm now convinced you are brilliant!!!! Betty and Veronica! Comic book cut outs? I would have never thought of that and it is the coolest idea!

The mirror almost made me laugh outloud. Good thing I wasn't sipping my coffee when I saw it

Aw Mim. I wish all this for you all of the time xo


Amanda said...

it does feel good to create - i know that cranky feeling when you're not getting something done. LOVE the mirror frame - brings back memories of reading comic strips as a child.

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh boy flash to the past this is...Veronica and Betty and Archie!
Thanks for the memories. Cute cute frame. Glad you are being arty behind the scenes, glad to see you surfacing too. ;-) Missed you.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

LOVE THIS FRAME!!! How adorable. It should bring a smile to your face every time you see it. It would me. yes I have missed you too.

Baino said...

Ahhh now that's something I could do. I promised a friend a letter with an illustrated envelope but seeing as I can't draw....