Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I found these metal frames at a Barn Sale. They were shiny silver, which in my eyes were hideous and they had very unattractive black and white flower photos in them. What I liked about them was the textured glass and that you sandwich a photo between the pieces allowing the wall to show through as a mat. After spray painting the frames with a bronze/black metallic finish and scraping the glued down pictures off the glass I searched my photos and found these. I took these last fall at Schmeeckle Reserve. They may look like the same photo but in the one on the left, the focal point is the bottom of the tree trunk and the one on the right the focal point is at the top of the tree trunk. I'm going to use these frames as my "Art Gallery" and change the photos whenever the whim strikes me.

Can you guess what this is? I bought 2 of these at Goodwill for a couple bucks. It's the decorative part of a wrought iron curtain tie-back. It's a spherical shape but as you can see, when you look straight down at it, it looks like a Black-eyed Susan. I taped the center of them and then dipped them into a can of yellow paint I had. I attached them to a stick from a tree I trimmed and stuck them in my perennial garden to add a bit of color until things start to bloom.