Thursday, April 24, 2014
Book Board Paintings as Fancywork?
I have begun a joyful journey of painting with ink and water color onto the old book boards that have virtually fallen off of the pages. I am thoroughly ensconced in Fraktur and portraiture of early America. These are the first six that I have finished and I am now involved in quite a few more of them. Eventually they will be listed for sale under Fancywork, because to me, they are a rather fancy endeavor.
Usually Fancywork indicates items made with needle and thread, but I think paintings fit and so they do for me! The Merriam - Webster dictionary defines fancywork as decorative needlework. Perhaps one day I will add a new category to my world of creating, and I can call it painting, but for now, Fancywork will have to do.