Monday, January 3, 2011

sparkle and fade

No sparkle fades quicker than a Christmas tree after the holidays.
How can something be so dazzling with wonderment and glee one minute....the next become this dehydrated, shedding eyesore ?
Poor, poor thing gets such a bad wrap.
Tree, I did love you once, truly I did.
But please, pick up your fallen needles and shove yourself back out the door.
I guess I am feeling nostalgic for the days of sparkle (like last week).
So with my trusty glue and glitter I have taken some of my latest distressed, wood paintings and encrusted the edges with gold/silver glitter.
Now, I usually side-step the word "encrusted".
Makes me think of things caked with crust...ex: bottoms of shoes, corners of eyes and medical conditions no one should ever talk about.
In my book there are only 2 manners where you should use that term:
On in Chicken Encrusted with Pecans....whenever I see that on the menu it's a done deal.
For encrusting the edges of paintings with shiny things.
Shiny things, pretty, shiny things....that's the key word.
SO here's some examples to bring back some of thaty sparkle.


penny patten said...

very pretty rose painting!

vivian said...

love your sweet encrusted works of art! what a great idea! I know, it is so hard to say good bye to the sparkle and shine of christmas isnt it? I'm hanging on to ours at least til the weekend!

Pam @ Frippery said...

I was sadly putting away all the pretty glittery things today and thinking how much I will miss all the sparkles. I feel that some of us just need glitter everyday. Love your glittery paintings.

Donna said...

Love the glittery art!

Alison said...

I love the gilded edges of these! Beautiful usual.



Stacy said...

I, too, am always a bit blue the first week of January, with the commotion of company past and the sad task of putting away the Christmas pretties. Leave it to you to transform the post-holiday slump into absolutely beautiful art!