Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mounting and Framing

Finally got around to making a headboard for this pig. I measured the offset to the ears so thay would be evenly spaced about the centre of the board, marked my holes and drilled through. Except I think the ears are different lengths, so while they poke out the same amount, the head itself is not in the middle. Oh well, nice try, have another go.

The fund raising dinner dance for the kids school is coming up in a couple of weeks. I'd agreed to donate something for the silent auction and it's been on my mind for a while. But everything I'm working on is slated for the 2015 exhibition at the Hub and I've been mining my stash of lino prints for these events for the last couple of years. I wanted to do something different. So I decided to frame one of my sketches from life drawing. 

I picked up this ready made frame from the local framers. It's not the kind of thing I would normally pick but it caught my eye from across the room. It occurred to me it could do the same for someone at the auction. And I'm right into gold leaf right now. And a showy frame could work around a simple monochrome line drawing. And then I felt bad because it seemed I was tailoring my choices around a desired financial outcome. And then I started questioning if I was erroneously justifying my other reasons and was I really shallow and only interested in being noticed and making money. 

Then I figured, Fuck it! Don't over-think dumb shit and just trust your first instinct.

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