I've been out junkin' again...it all starts with a mission. My mission lately is finding more shadow boxes to paint. Ok, let's see if I can "splain" how it all started (or how all my obsessions start). They all start with some hair brained idea, memory or "trigger" if you will. Ok, ok, so let me trace it for the sake of understanding it, or at least just talkin' about it cause I'm sure others are like me. (Don't all raise your hand at once, ok).
I've decided that most of my recent creative obsessions have stemmed from taking the SuziBlu Les Petite Dolls class (which I am still working on, by the way). I started drawing and painting these cute whimsical dolls...so addicting. Then, for some odd reason I ended up drawing one and dressing her like "Alice In wonderland". Ok, so, now, let's see. So far we have Suzi Blu Class + drawing dolls = Alice in wonderland obsession. Alice in wonderland leads to looking for Alice in Wonderland books and images at Antique mall.
Ok, so let's go back a bit more. Last year when MaryAnn visited, I randomly bought 2 shadowbox houses at michaels for us to paint as a project while she visited. We never got around to it since we went to see the CherryBlossoms, etc.
Well, months later (last week to be exact), she is back visiting and we take out the shadowboxes. Of course, MaryAnn, being the whippersnapper that she is, ends up painting/wallpapering/finishing the decorative portion of her house the last day she was here. Of course, (alice in wonderland, here) has only painted her house with 2 coats of acrylic ivory paint and dreaming of Alice in Wonderland, of course. Are you sick of this story yet?...cause it doesn't end. So, as I'm thinking of how to incorporate the said them, I start to play around with putting some of my Wizard of Oz toys on the shelves (I found these junkin' this past summer). Then I decide that it would be really, really, cool to do the Wizard of Oz theme.
Only problem is I only have the cowardly lion and Dorothy. This leads to going to junk shops this week lookin' for some more W of Oz characters. So, so far we have, Suzi Blu class + dolls + painted shadow box = obsession with both Alice in Wonderland books and Dorothy of Oz toys which = trips to junk stores and me standing inside thinkin' (I can't believe I am 40 somethin' years-old-standing-in-a-thrift-store-looking-for-dorothy-and-wizard-of-oz-toys).
So, it doesn't end there. I end up going to flickr and searching for shadow box inspiration ideas and come across this absolutely breathtaking, beautiful red christmas shadowbox made by Kris Hurst.. (whose