I have only a few wooden houses from the original spirit houses series I started about 12 years ago. This pointy house with the chimney was one of my favorite shapes over the years. I will continue to make spirit houses with new shapes, but will miss these first ones. They were cut by hand by an older gentleman in Ohio for me. I ordered HUNDREDS! I often wonder if that woodcutter is still alive and cranking out designs that artists send him.
This spirit house was inspired by memories of blowing bubbles with Nana on her patio in Walla Walla. Whatever soap she used to make her bubble mix made awesome colors and I loved watching them float over the lawn and pop, little bursts of color going everywhere. The ones that would land on my hand or arm were my favorite. It's funny how fascinated we were with holding bubbles.
This wooden house was already distressed a bit and thought it would be fun to paint it sketchbook style with watercolors, ink, and graphite.
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"Summer Bubbles Cottage"
-Mixed media on 4.5"x7" Wood
-Sealed with non-yellowing varnish
-Signed and Dated on the back
-There's a sawtooth hanger for immediate hanging or this piece can be displayed free-standing.
All of my art is created and stored in a smoke-free, cookie filled environment.
Elements in this piece include acrylic paint, graphite, ink, and watercolor.
My art represents life- full of drips, splatters, and a bit of blur between the lines. Blur, scratches, and texture in the art are intentional. I like to use imperfect items which adds to the charm of each piece. Colors may appear slightly different on your computer.
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