Several years ago, before I started my tie-dye biz, I used to paint objects - cigar boxes, flower pots, you name it! Trouble is, they weren't big sellers, so I moved on. But I always loved doing them, and recently decided to ease back into mixed media a little.
Below is a display of my painted wares circa 1997,
And this is a prayer plant (my design) in a hand painted clay pot... using one of my favorite themes, autumn leaves.
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I have been busy the past couple of years making coiled fabric bowls, first as a stash buster, but later because I love the process as well as the results. This is a sample of one of my typical bowls:
Well, somehow my brain cells collided and I decided to take the bowls in a different direction, and here is the result of my first efforts:
I have combined the coiling process with mixed media to create a bowl with a hard surface, which allows me to paint it. I decided to go back to the autumn leaves theme for this one, and I'm pleased with how it came out. After I took these photos, I applied Polycrylic sealer to protect the finish. I ended up using a high gloss, which is okay, but I think I would prefer the more subtle look of the matte finish shown here for future efforts. And trust me, there will be more of these! Stay tuned...