It is raining here... finally! So I think I may take a quick nap.
Did you know that stay at home mom's still get up early... to paint before their hyena wakes up? Neither did I, but I am tuckered out today. I have been painting every free moment I get... I will show you some new pieces soon. I just wanted to pop in really quick and show you something I made for the Winchester booth from Mr. Hughes' stash.
Yes, he has a bit of a problem with paper... he sort of hoards it.
Amongst other bits and bobs of stuff.
So, I decided to raid it and find some thing to fill some frames that were old and beat up looking...but not in a good way.
So I basically painted the frames my new favorite blue and distressed them as usual.
Mr. Hughes pulled these great maps the other day from vintage encyclopedias for me to line some drawers of a new desk that I was working on. I decided that I wanted to use some since the color was perfect for the frames.
Then, I remembered how the Mr. bought these butterfly wings off of ebay awhile ago... what's that? Your husband doesn't buy bug wings off of ebay...hmmmm
And then I raided a box of old letters to make a little mixed media art.
The butterfly bodies are made out of a piece of twisted jute (my stash... I have a problem with ribbons and strings!)
I love how they turned out. If they don't sell, I am sure I can find a good spot here for them.
If you happen to want to make these yourself with the wings that your husband bought off ebay, be careful placing the wings... they are quite delicate and want to stick to you like they have static in them... use tweezers and the tiniest amount of glue.
Okay... I am going to try to take a nap while the hyena is napping.... I don't know that our weather radio is going to let me though!
bye for now!