The creative well felt a little dry today. The old standby of too much to do, too little time was on replay in my mind. So I went for a run. Then I went to a 7 p.m. meeting. Finally the creative flow began late in the night… all inspired by a tiny clothespin.
The tiny clothespin had been sitting on my desk waiting to serve a purpose… I remember reading an inspired post over at Shanty 2 Chic about using wooden elements to create frames. I bought supplies shortly after reading the Shanty post but then I went nowhere until today.
The base is a wooden oval topped with a candle stick. I added layer by wooden layer finishing with finials on top. I reconfigured a few times (feeling like a kid with blocks) until I liked the outcome. I used Epoxy glue as my adhesive and a flat black spray paint over the finished assembly. Now the tiny clothespin holds a beloved photo. I am planning to add a piece of burlap to the second frame and another photo. I will report back with the finished frame. I have leftover supplies so I might assemble a few more and save them as gifts. Lovely!