Sunday, July 19, 2009

Home and Family...a couple new pieces

Just thought I would show off my latest tin and the family that now hangs on my wall. Don’t worry…the confusion will subside momentarily.

Home…an altered tin

Front

Tins are fun! Hmmmm…never thought I would say that! They are also a lot of work.

Inside

Sure they’re little, but you’ve got to come up with something to put on the outside, inside, around the edges…it’s work (but in a good way)! It’s also been a great way to use up some of those teeny tiny paper bits that I can’t seem to throw away…and a good way to accumulate more tiny bits.

Outside

Okay, now on to the “family”. Well…let me start with the frame. I picked this lovely frame up at a flea market last summer. It was perfect…literally crumbling into pieces. So I set it aside knowing that it would be perfect for some project down the line. Well, after I put a great deal of work into stabilizing the frame the perfect project materialized.

Family - 8"x10"

I created the background using various bits of paper ephemera then looked for the perfect family to hang on my wall. As I looked at countless images in search of the perfect family with good lighting (a mom, dad and two little girls of course), I found this perfect little group. We always tease my husband about being the only “boy” in the house…even our cats are females. So when I saw the father in this photo surrounded…and I do mean surrounded by a wife and 5 little girls, I knew they would be a perfect fit. So now when Dave looks at the finished piece hanging on the wall, he realizes that he could have it so much worse.

~Alisa

5 comments:

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Love this! I especially like your little tin & the swirling element inside--really sets off the rest. Great work.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I really like your tin..very very nice...And the picture is great...Very nice work

NANCY LEFKO said...

great new work Alisa....(and alas, I am the only FEMALE in my house !!!!)

JoMo said...

Beautiful tin...such a cool medium to create art on. Well done!
Jo

Lynn said...

Beautiful work Alisa, thank you for visiting my blog :)