Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Shabby White Marionette Theater
I have been working on doll projects, above is a wooden Frida Kahlo Doll, only now and then for most of the month because time is limited. Summer is the busiest time of the year here. There are various projects on my desk here and there. Sometimes creating is alot like Scrabble. We take the letters and place them next to each other trying to come up with words. In the creative process sometimes ideas spark when separate projects are placed together even just for a moment.
I had this frame that I thought looked old world a few years back. Maybe like something Monet would have had on a small painting with a linen liner. It was the only affordable one that came close to being compared with old world frames. It needed to shed that fake gold look and go shabby white...antique white sounded great.
As I started to paint it white I wondered what I had done? Did it look better before? Have I totally ruined it? When the second thoughts start kicking you turn to other projects. So this frame was placed momentarily next to the doll, where I also had some lace for another doll's dress.......and lightening struck! It was only a little bolt, but it felt right. I should make a marionette theater stage for my dolls! YES! The scrabble letters were doubling and tripling points now!
Here is my Marionette Theater in progress with Frida in her European white dress. It will have two walls and floor with the top open. The lace curtains need finishing and I will hang them on a wire...so I can change the curtains to red for christmas if I want. What I like best about this is the shabby chic white look.
Do stop and look at all the other White Wednesday photos here.