Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Decorating Candles With Paper and Trash!

Okay, so, I really like the splash of red that I added to the table back in this post about the poppy plates...(link to that post here)...and the more I look at the candles, they seem very naked.  They need something.  Something to play with the red...

So, I went up to my paper containers to see what scrap-booking papers I had with poppy red in them.  I found this white with red dots paper.  Not exactly what I had hoped for, but, I'll try and see what happens.  I cut strips, and taped them around each candle.

This is what they look like now- Hmmm.  Still, not enough.  What do I have that I can layer on top of this paper?  Back upstairs to my stash of stuff...Maybe something will jump out.

Look what I found!  I know I'm gonna like this, cause it's a little quirky!!  It's one of those netted bags that oranges come in.  I saved it.  Yes, I know- It's trash.  

I cut it in half lengthwise, and simply tied it around each candle.  It was the perfect length!  See what can be done with trash?

It's so unexpected, trash bows on white candles on traditional styled candlesticks...Funky- crazy- just the way I like it.  

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