Whimsical and Homespun Art Creations with a Little Rural Living Thrown In





Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Painted Primitive Softball Bowl Fillers WIP

Not what you were expecting? ;)  I've been laying out sketches for the gourd/bed spring combos and will be getting at those soon.  But since the majority of my designs are Halloween and Christmas inspired, I decided to break from the holidays for this week and work on some primitive bowl fillers.  Here are a few worn out softballs that got to meet my paintbrush today.    (They photographed a little brighter than they actually are.)  Once they get their grungy prim stain, they will be nice and dark...   But first, I need to add some primitive saltbox houses and sayings to the opposite sides.  I love recycling, and these worn softballs are a great surface.  With four open spaces for art or lettering, they create the opportunity to be arranged in so many combinations. 



I really enjoyed working on these today and will post some pics of them finished before listing them for sale.   It will be nice to add some non seasonal pieces to my handcrafted work.   Potential art themes keep bouncing through my head as I work on them.   An Americana grouping will be featured next, followed by some Terrye French inspired designs,  and maybe some seasonal ones, too! ;) 

4 comments:

Deborah said...

Wow....these look awesome...I would never have thought to do this!

Brenda said...

Thanks Deborah... I have been thinking about doing these for quite some time and put out the word for my family to be on the hunt for some wore out softballs. My hubby asked me a few weeks ago, what I was going to do with the ever growing piles... So, I thought it was a good time time to get started! ;)

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I enjoyed reading this post and learing a bit more about you! You should not be shy about your work, it is wonderful. I love raggedy ann and andy too!

Brenda said...

Thanks so much Jody! :)