so while i was freshening up the place i thought it would be a good time to frame some of the artwork i received as xmas gifts and some i had long been contemplating framing. i dug into the sack of ikea frames in the back of the closet and got to work. now i'm so glad i did. this gorgeous letterpress print is from elan at monkey puzzle press. the colors and textures are so pleasing, i apologize for my lame attempt at capturing them in a photo (on a gloomy day, thru reflective glass).
this beautiful and delicate embroidery by cathy cullis is actually a pin to wear, but i have envisioned it in a shadow box frame mounted on this textured white paper since the moment i laid eyes on it. i love the way it looks exactly as i imagined it. a print of my quote in pumpkin orange makes a good contrast, i think.
the amazing and prolific vivienne strauss sent me this print of the exquisite collage she created called eyes wide open. she has a brilliant way of transforming vintage images into modern statements. i can't take my eyes off of it. the tiny winged figure in the black shadow box is a painting by cathy cullis called memory. the tender image is one of my favorite things and i'm happy to have it finally properly displayed. my photograph of the fifth of july collection (awaiting framing) leans against the wall with them.
somewhere along the way i picked up a few of those removable sticky mounting tabs and found a place to display my new yardstick collection.
all i need now is for spring to come...