Friday, February 25, 2011

"Unexpected Curiositites" "Studio Sneak Peek Friday"


Something New And Unexplainable!  Working With Wood And Exploring The Multitude Of Finishes And Glazes Has Taken On A Life Of Its Own These Days.  Do Y'all Recognize The Birch Panel I Painted A Few Postings Back?  I Entitled It "Curiosities". 


I Can't Say What Possessed Me, But I Decided To Permanently Attach It To The Top Of One Of My Wooden Boxes.  I Couldn't Believe How Wonderful It Looked!  I Then Created The Identical Finish On My Box As I Had For The Panel, And Everything Blended Together To Form Perfect Harmony! Something So Unexpected And Beautiful!


This Is A Side View.  Just "Had" To Show A Closeup Of The Textural Qualities Of The Surface.  I Have To Tell Y'all..Each Time I Lay In My Paint And Glazes, I'm Completely Astonished With The Outcome.  Wood, Varnish And Glazes Have Certainly Become My Newest Passions!


Inside I Attached An Oval Embellishment That Reads: "DREAM".  I Think The Staining Gives The Wood An Impression Of Cedar.  But It's Only A Nice Illusion.


Just One Last Closeup Of That Gorgeous Finish!  Working With Wood Has Shown Me Not To Put Perimeters On My Progress As A Painter.  I'm Learning That Art Can Come Alive Within Any Activity Or On Any Surface.  Bringing Deeper Joy Than Ever Imagined.


I'm Linking Today With My Sweet Friend Jennifer From Studio JRU.  Each Friday It's So Much Fun To Visit The Other Studios To See What Glorious Creations My Creative Friends Have Brought The World This Week.  Thanks So Much For Dropping By!  Have A Beautiful Weekend Everybody!
    
                                                      

17 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Very beautiful and sooo cute! I would love to see more of these boxes embellished with your wonderful artwork.

Joji said...

I know what you mean...I love to work with wood as a canvas, just so different....Paint acrylic on wood then with a small spray bottle filled with alcohol randomly spray while paint is still wet...You get the most devine mottled look.

martinealison said...

Votre boîte est devenue très précieuse telle un écrin...
Bisous

Beth Stone said...

Beautiful! (As always!) Thanks for sharing!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Hi Terri ... this is awesome. I love the combination of the painting and the wood finish. The picture of the three girls is wonderful ... I like the colours and the flowing hair.

Have a great weekend.

Anamaria said...

Hello Terri! I loved your artwork on the box. Beautiful. Hugs from Anamaria

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Terri... it is gorgeous! Beautiful! I love the white beads around the edge! What did you use for the texture? It turned out wonderfully!! DO you think I used enough !'s in my comment? ;) ♥

Cindy said...

You are really on a roll, Terri. And I am loving your trios of girls/ladies in so many pieces that capture the charm and hospitality of the South! I am loving it!

Blessings,
Cindy

Diana said...

The texture on the box is amazing. I wonder where you get the box in the first place. Very beautiful piece.

sonyamacdesigns said...

I am luvING the hatless gathering of the girls ... speaks to spring!

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Terri-I LOVED reading your interview with Diana last week. It was so heartfelt and informative. I loved how you went into detail about the process of how you became an artist. Also love the name of your studio-very cute and memorable!
THis box is something else! LOVE!!! I don't know wha's going on over here but I am in major project mode...just may try this out!
P.S. Wish you lived closer...Tara would definitely come visit:)

Carola Bartz said...

The finish looks gorgeous! There is still so much I have to learn about finish, glaze, varnish - it's very intimidating, but one day I'll get there.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!! Love the way it looks, but I love the way it gives you such joy even more!! My inspiration for the day! Hugs ~ Tanna

Diane said...

I love when this happens--a new art discovery :)

Rustique Gal said...

Terri,
That box turned out so beautiful. I love the finish too-so much texture. I love what you said about art coming alive within any activity or on any surface. It is so wonderful to find joy in your art! I try to seek joy every day, and sometimes, just sometimes, I feel that tickle of something making me smile or even laugh for coming out even better than I imagine. We are blessed!
Hugs,
Sherry

Valerie Weller said...

So much progress! IT's been fun to watch you develop all of these pieces. They came out lovely... :D

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Oh my... So sweet, so chic, so beautiful! I love that gorgeous finish and your girls! Lovely as always.
And yesssss, my dear friend, I'd like to live a bit closer, then we would paint and make jewelry together:))

Much Love and Hugs
Diana