Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Window into My Work

You can take that metaphorically or literally – either way I think it applies. I am still working on several things at once. Why focus when you can go in many directions at once, right?

I am continuing to make some slow progress on one of the boxes I began working on. I got an idea and then things just sort of blossomed from there. I decided to remove the hinges for two reasons. One: It is easier to work on the pieces without them. Two: I wanted to put some more substantial ones on.

The photo below shows the beginning after getting some inspiration.

Here’s the next stage – and I really am starting to believe some projects work out better if you aren’t bound by preconceived ideas.

There are times when I cannot remember why I purchased some little doodad or whatnot and then comes the perfect placement for it. Like the window here. It’s only 7/8th of an inch square. I mean, where would you ever use something like that – except in the letter L? Or maybe another letter? A very, very tiny dollhouse? Okay, so there are loads of places you could use it. It’s just that apparently for me, it fits here quite nicely.

I added some texture for interest – there of loads of ways to do this. I don’t think I’ve used the same one twice.

In fact, I decided to use two different textures to emphasize the different levels. I thought it might be more subtle than using a different color of paint for each one. We’ll see.

Now my texturing is most likely dry and I can add some to the other areas. Do you know that old saying, “It’s like watching paint dry.”? Well, it is. Actually, the excitement level for watching texture dry is exactly the same!

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  1. You are so creative. I love the different textures, just so beautiful. Plus LOVE surrounds you, so the perfect word.
    Hugs

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    1. Hi Kays Kids,

      Thanks so much! Textures are fun things to play around with on a project like this - as long as they don't go wrong!

      ~ginger

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  2. Looks very interesting Ginger :) I love watching your projects come together :) getting very excited that bumble may just buzz through my door any day now :D

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    1. Hi Fiona,

      I'm glad that you are enjoying the photos of the box in progress. I hope your package arrives soon. It is time! Fingers crossed.

      ~ginger

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  3. Wow, I love this, Ginger! The wee little window is perfect! Hugs, Janice

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    1. Hi Janice,

      Thanks so much! Who knew that window would be just the thing?

      ~ginger

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  4. Sure, focussing on one thing at a time is SOOOO boring, we're women, we're meant to multi-task ;o)

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    1. Hi Katy,

      I knew you would have just the right words for the multi-tasking since you certainly must be the queen of them all. How many projects on the go at once at your place? 10? 20? Anyway, good luck and I'll be crossing my fingers for you while I sew and paint and type - all at once.

      ~ginger

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  5. I absolutely love watching your boxes come together... it's one of my favorite blog events ever!

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    1. Hi Heather,

      I am happy to accommodate and I'm glad you find it interesting. It's not a fast process so not quite like watching NASCAR or anything. I'm curious a lot of the time myself - because things evolve - sometimes quite by happy accident.

      ~ginger

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  6. you are right, one will be free if there is no preconception. it really looks exciting to see how we conceive an object through experimentation.
    the texture inspire me my favorite adornments, lace border :)
    have fun...

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    1. Hi susana,

      If I come to the table with a preconceived idea when I get to a place it's not working, it's much harder to get going again. Many of my 'experiments' are not 'successful'! Hopefully, things will work out well on this project.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      ~ginger

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  7. It is looking very romantic...the texture resembles lace and I know what you mean about seeing something you like but have absolutely no idea how you might use it and then it comes back to you later and you remember you have it and it fits just right....
    I like watching the process of your creations, also.
    Mama Bear

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    1. Hi Mama Bear,

      It must be the same for creative people all over - objects that become useful in a new way or unplanned way. That's the fun of it, isn't it?

      Thanks for reading and watching!
      ~ginger

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  8. What a fun way to use a tiny window. :) And the texture looks fun - it looks like you planned each and every raised stroke...did you?

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    1. Hi Kay Joy,

      Yes it was fun and fun deciding what you might see if you peered through the panes. Let's see - I didn't plan each stroke of texture - if only I was that organized! Some of it is like those rubbings we did as kids of raised surfaces except in reverse. That probably makes no sense eh?

      Anyway, thanks so much for your input!
      ~ginger

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  9. This look soooo coooool! I can't wait for more xxxx

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    1. Hi Elanor,

      Thanks! I hope it turns out 'cool'!

      ~ginger

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  10. I love the paper you used inside the boxes!

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Me too!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~ginger

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