Years ago when I was teaching art lessons and writing instruction books, I held onto some of my favorite book and class samples. I don't want to continue to keep them stored away and have run out of room. I've decided to start auctioning them on eBay. I will be listing one item each week and will notify my blog readers as to what the listing will be. My first auction will be for this lap desk, simply titled...
This desk at it's widest point, measures 13" x 13 1/4" and is 8 1/8 inch tall.
Edges are bordered with scrolls, checkerboard, and copper paint stripes.
It has four large wood bun feet.
The background is painted to resemble faux marble and the entire piece has eggshell crackling giving it the appearance of age.
Inside is unfinished and perfect for storing your bills, envelopes, stamps, etc.
The box is made of wood composite.
This is the new painting I started this week. It will be a 16" x 20" summer folk art scene. It feels great to be painting these village scenes again.
Got any ideas for character names? I'm always on the hunt for old names to use in my stories about my paintings. I collect names and write them in a notebook. My little notebook also has a section for village and cottage names.
I used to make my husband stop when we traveled if we came across an interesting old house or building and I would jump out and quickly take a picture. The photo inside this box is the original photograph of the house that I took and used for reference when I painted this box. It will also be included with the box. This house is in Kansas City and was a new house built to look like an older home.
I'll be busy painting. Are you busy spring cleaning or playing?