Monday, June 22, 2009
Peeking in the Stateroom Keyhole
If you ever wonder how I work, and think I have this vision of something completed and work toward it, it's often not like that.
I made this oval piece, with the sun signs and map symbols, and an ornate hanger on the top. But I didn't know what it would be, how I would use it.
I also had recently created a cast off the antique keyhole cover, and was experimenting with painting and putting patina on it.
Then I watched a TV documentary show on the history of the Titanic, about the beauty of the ship and how it was made. At that point I decided that this would become a decorative keyhole cover on the door of a beautiful stateroom in a vanished steamship like the Titanic.
So I put the keyhole cover on top of the oval medallion, and it spoke to me. It has an opening at the top for a chain to pass through, it's very fun and looks to me as though it was meant to be that way all along. More photos in the Etsy shop, if you want to see those follow the link.
Sometimes it's happy accident, or maybe it isn't and I'm just unaware of the process.
PS: I finally caught up with orders, shipping out several today. For some reason I have the summertime slowdown, all I want to do is sip an iced tea and fan myself! With a nap on the verandah in the hammock, if I had either of those things ...