I could use a little help in finding a way to describe my work; there must be a better way of presenting it than “vintage inspired art from the South of France.”
A good description will help me see where my work fits in this overwhelming outpouring of arts and crafts online. I need a niche, a little corner in the arts and crafts market I can describe in a by-line, a place where people who love what I love will find me. ” The frenchness of my subject isn’t really what draws me to it despite the fact that much of my subject matter comes from french flea markets.
As far as subject matter goes, I love eccentric collections, worn out things that have outlived their usefulness, eccentricities, objects that tell a story, have a history, things that have been mended and patched. And so do thousands of other people buying and selling on Etsy. The difference is that I sell an altered print of one of my drawings of a vintage object, rather than the objects themselves.
Yesterday, while photographing my latest altered prints, it occurred to me that my pieces are just the right size (mostly 5” by 5”and 6” x 6”) for those charming little vintage arrangements one sees on mantelpieces and small round tables in home decor magazines. The photos below are an effort to show the pieces in a home environment.
How I long to hear some fresh ideas! I’m so tired of trying to work this out on my own. If you send me an idea I can put to work, I will, with deep gratitude, send you a 5”by 5” altered print of the stack of three Moroccan bowls….mounted. It’s currently in my Etsy Shop.