Saturday, October 13, 2012

repairs on a thing

Hello world. I am "fixing up" a bread box that my friend Hannah had for my personal amusement. I have taken off the door that was in pieces, glued it back together, and put a fabric front on it. Sanded down the magnet removing the rust and almost ready to put back on. I sanded down the sides since it had years of hand grime built up all over the top and sides and started painting the top with a sacred heart (this version usually seen with the Virgin Mary).

I am working with oils for the first time in six or seven years. I absolutely hated it before (oils I mean) but I thought it would suit my needs for this box and added bonus: I have to go to work and let it dry in the mean time... giving me a sort of forced patience for the next step in my project. It's not done yet. I am going to add details to the whole thing and then put a fun design coming outward from the heart as the very last step.

We'll see how I do!

Edit: Sorry for the low grade photos. I've lost my battery charger for the digital camera...