Habadashery. Say it with me ‘Hab-a-dash-ery’. One morning I woke up and loudly exclaimed ‘Habadashery’. I’ve got no reasonable explanation for doing so and the word haunted me for days until I finally got the idea to exorcise my demons by using it as an odd bit of inspiration for some art. And this is what you get.
As an aside sewing buttons on bits of a bit of paper is surprisingly difficult when you have zero sewing skills. Threading the needle was an adventure all of it’s own. There is a good reason why I’ve only embellished one of them. And that is because it took me hours to do just one. Badly.
They’re on A2 and currently only the unadorned one is available as I’ve got a good home in mind for the other. Unless some makes me a decent offer…
This piece had been hanging around unfinished for an unbelievably long time before I recently decided that enough was enough and that she was going to get finished whether I liked it or not. Usually this kind of tactic just won’t work and will probably send the artist into a tailspin. And that’s exactly what happened. I just sat there staring dumbly at it as empty thoughts drifted by lazily. In essence I was doing exactly what I was trying to prevent. The muse really is quite slippery when she wants to be.
Anyway this is where working in a partnership can come in handy. I decided if I couldn’t think of anything i’d see what the other half of id-iom had to say and, lo and behold, he had quite a lot to say on the matter. So, to cut a long story short I decided to do exactly what I was told and take the thinking out of it. And this is what you get. It’s got real buttons on it for goodness sake! Fab-u-lous!
Title: The Unabridged Soul Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal, Tipp Ex and hand sewn buttons Size: A2
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