Friday, October 2, 2015

Second on the 2nd: a wall hanging for a silent auction

Today's art is taken from April 19, 2008.  It was back when no one knew about my art, and by my own acknowledgement, it wasn't very good art.  Why I was asked to contribute to a silent auction still astounds me.  After looking at photos of this post, I wonder what anyone will HONESTLY say about it today.  Here is the post in its entirety:

Hanging for a silent auction

Last fall I made fabric paper that I decided to turn into a wall hanging for a silent auction I was asked to participate in. I honestly thought the auction was today, and I've been working all week to get this wall hanging finished, only to find out the auction is next month. Below is the original fabric paper, and I will show you what I did to make it a wall hanging.  

I started by making a mask which I used to lay down glazes.  I then added circles stenciled from punchinella.

Originally I planned to turn it into a hanging with circles and squares, but as the piece progressed, it took on a definite "Time" theme. 








This is the final piece. I know it's a bit busy, but it has a lot of tactile interest, and many of the embellishments move, twist, and swing for lots of interaction.





I covered the back with decorated red rosin paper, then finished the edges with grosgrain ribbon. 

This is the upper portion of the piece

and a detail of the upper third. Note the beads I strung through eyelets on the left. These are handmade tyvek beads left over after I made 100 plus for a recent charm swap. I'm glad I made extras because they came in handy, although I wasn't sure at the time I made them what I would use them for.

This is the middle third which includes clock faces attached to laminate chip samples I used as embellishments. Thank goodness for the Crop-a-dile, because without it, I would never have gotten the holes in the Formica brand laminate chips. One squeeze and the holes were there, thus enabling me to attach them using brads.

As  I work my way down the hanging, you can see the clock hands made from polymer clay that came from a mold I made for this piece.

We've now reached the bottom of the hanging. The "tick tock" tags are die cuts. The wire screen dipped in aluminum paint that I attached using brads are left over from another project.  Note the string of beads that spell "Time."

I'm really glad this piece is finished. I hope it finds a loving home.

UPDATE: I was told this piece commanded $42.00 (US) and went to a friend of the silent auction recipient who lived in California.  Although I didn't attend the get together, I was told that many of the donated items went for the minimum bid which was $5.00 (US).  It sounds to me like the silent auction recipient had a lot of cheap friends. 


I must apologize for the bad photos, but I'm so glad I now have a camera that takes fantastic photos.  Since this piece is long gone, these are the best photos I can offer.

I've shown you mine, now it's your turn to share your Second on the 2nd post.  The rules are simple.  This is a post you are especially proud of, or one that you posted before anyone knew your blog existed.  Please link below, but be aware the link is only open for five days.  It's best to share your link on or around the 2nd.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I love how you combined so many different pieces to make this hanging, also the bits that move and swing - great idea! This must have taken hours to make, there are so man details. I have a crop-a-dile, and love it. Glad your piece got a good price at the auction, too. Have a great 2nd! Hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

your Review brought back some memories... especially the making of tyvek beads! actually i loved it (though it was time consuming) and should consider to repeat it one day! lots of things you used here are still very up to date until now, as are the bubble wraps. i think you must have been among the first to used it! and i think the Price you achieved is fine. nice you showed us this old treasure again. (how fun, mine is from 2008 also;))
have a great Weekend, elizabeth!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I think it was and is super art... we changed our taste maybe since then ... but we always gave our best ... am I right?!
Happy Second Look On The Second dear Elizabeth!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

It's an amazing piece! I do believe project take on a life of their own, we are just the hands that put them together. The time theme was there for a reason, perhaps a message for the future owner. Great share this month. Thank you for hosting!

My name is Erika. said...

That is a fantastic paper wall hanging. Too bad it didn't help out the silent auction any more than it did, but you can be proud of what you made.

Krisha said...

Since most of us know how much "time" (pun intended...LOL) you spent on something this size, I'd say $45.00 was cheap, even if it you did donated it. But it spoke to somebody's heart to bring in a higher price than the measly $5.00.

I think it is a splendid piece of art. So many interesting things, and textures for the eyes to wonder over. Thanks for sharing it again, since it is a first "time" for me......*grin*

pearshapedcrafting said...

This 'time piece" has such wonderful layers, the transparent ones that let you see into the background are brilliant and I was pleased to see it went for more than 8 times more than a lot of the others! This definitely was 'Good Art' and thats being HONEST!!! Have a great weekend, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

Thanks for letting me know- I must have typed something wrong when I linked up this morning. I fixed it now!!!

Corrine at said...

What a fabulous piece. I think folks will be quite intrigued with it at the auction and want to zoom in for closer views. xox

Anonymous said...

It is fun revisiting old posts. But I think I may have done mine incorrectly. If you need me to re-do it with a fresh post and a COPY of the old post in the NEW post, let me know and delete this one and I will post a second one. Sorry! I guess I misunderstood. I have enjoyed looking at everyone else's, however. :-)

Darla said...

New to me and very nicely done. I'm glad your piece got a decent price. It is amazing and frustrating the low value put on hand made art in many cases.


Dianne said...

That was a fabulous wall hanging! and an awesome auction price too...I've often thought I'd like to try making fabric paper, but somehow have just never gotten around to it! Terrific re-post!