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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.


  1. Christine,

    Your fancywork paintings are truly beautiful!

    I would like one to have as a memorial to my husband, Phil.

    I'm certain as you post them I'll find the right one. He kept bees and was a firefighter. Love, Tait

  2. They are just beautiful. ...and probably so fun to paint. Love every one of them. Happy Spring! Warm hugs ~ Jenn