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Monday, March 8, 2010

frustration leads to...

Most of the time I can look through my piles of "junk", see a piece and almost immediately see in my mind exactly what I want to create with it. That was not the case with the latest creation I just finished.

I had found this great old, rusty metal lamp holder and was so excited to use it, however my excitement turned into frustration when I could not figure out how best to use it. One week later and after alot of tinkering and changes I think I am finally happy with it!



This is one of my all time favorite poems and I love using it whenever I can.


I hope these 2 little angels are happy in their new "home"!



17 comments:

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Oh wow Cheryl, this is amazing. I love it!! I love the top but I really love the box. The old blue fixture is soo cool. Thanks for sharing.:) xxxoo

Jennifer said...

You create the mos wonderful things! I'm just amazed! Thank you for sharing your work with us, Jennifer

Sea Witch said...

This is a joyful piece. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with. Sea Witch

TinyBear said...

Love your new piece Cheryl - amazing as always. I so admire your imagination

Theresa said...

Cheryl it's beautiful.... you did a wonderful job!!!

Romeo said...

Cheryl, it may have taken a week to get to the finished piece, but for one who is admiring it - a week doesn't seem like a long time at all!!!

I go through phases too where I LOVE something but it sits silently. Not a peep. Not a sound. No picture or glimpse. And months later, some of them still sit. A week of tinkering with an end result like yours would be pretty impressive by my standards ;) Great job!!!! Beautiful creation!!

"Her" and Romeo

deerhodes said...

Beautiful! Great outcome! Even though you say you struggled to find the right harmony it worked out beautifully! Thank you for all of the art you share.

Robin said...

WOW! This is a stunning piece....your frustration took you to a perfect place! Those angels look like they have found a wonderful new home.

Lori said...

oh, CHERYL!!! is your work ever anything less than sunning...this is just tdf sweet...the base you used is just fabulous...and i adore that pretty lace trimming...LOVE!!!

north pal said...

oh YES! you are the best! i can so relate to your work. i swear, if you decorated a used toothbrush, it would be grand. one day, i will be able to order another of your pieces. always be inspired. your work makes me feel good!.Besest,Denise

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Awesome outcome! I don't know how you do it Cheryl! Your imagination combined with your artistic skill is amazing...

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

YOU ALWAYS DO THE MOST AMAZING THINGS WITH JUNK...........!

Wendy said...

It's a wonderful piece Cheryl :)

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The Rustic Victorian said...

Each creation is magic Cheryl, your the best!
Love
Marcie

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

It's astounding to me that you actually get frustrated. Each piece is so perfect. I LUST after them ALL. XOX

Colleen said...

That's a great piece. Worth the waiting and tinkering.