Wednesday, August 01, 2007

My "Hangy Piece"


I recently took part in a challenge with my forum friends for a hanging piece of art.

This is what I made, and this is the story behind it.

I had a thought I'd like to try making it out of an unusual material. and I really like corrugated cardboard. so that's what it is. I ripped a square of corrugated cardboard from some I'd been stashing. painted one side with gesso and a credit card. then I had that picture left in my draw and it all came from that really. the inspiration sort of came from my eldest son (9) and how hard he sometimes finds it when he is expected to set an example to his brother (5) when he is winding him up. I'm not quite sure where the pegs came into it all. I was looking for a way to attach the ribbon, and I found the pegs in with stuff I bought ages ago! and thought would never see the light of day again. and I thought, "hmmm could it work?" tried it and really liked the effect. and because the whole piece is so light, the pegs held it up fine.

21 comments:

  1. This is really ceautiful Joanne - I love the colours - very gentle and light feel to the whole piece. And a great sentiment too!

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  2. and of course I meant "beautiful" - too late to type lol

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  3. I love the quote on this! it's a gorgeous piece Joanne :o)

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  4. Even though it has a serious message, I like the whimsical aspects. The lightness of ribbons, and the pegs holding it.
    Is it for your son? What did he say?

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  5. I love this piece -- love the images and the quote! Like the "pegs" too. Kept looking for them and then realized you were talking about clothespins:)

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  6. I love this Joanne - its something that could fit in with any decor and would be beautiful in any home.

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  7. Joanne...this is beautiful and I loved reading how it came about.

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  8. Oh, how I love this piece. Great inspiration behind it and I can definitely relate to the sentiment on it.

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  9. What a sweetie! Love everything about it

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  10. this is gorgeous joanne, love the texture to it, and the pegs are fab. wonderful piece. :o)

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  11. such a gorgeous hanging - I love this

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  12. I love this.. nice Natural countryside look to it lovely work

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  13. Joanne--this is a lovely piece!! Is it for sell anywhere?? I adore it!!!

    Suzan
    thriftycollageartist

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  14. A really beautiful and creative piece, Joanne ... love the little pegs, they work so well with the overall design.

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  15. I really like this one. Not sure I'd be able to do anything like this though.

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  16. wow ! I love this ! very very beautiful !

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!