Tuesday, June 17, 2008

. . . lusted for supplies



I knew that my friends at the art supply store would have solutions for my various display problems. They provided me with these sleeves for my digital collages. . .



and mats for more of them. . . these are in frames that I already had. Proof positive that my theory of throwing a mat around anything will make it look better . . .



I don't really like to mat and frame anything; I think that should be left to the new owner of the work to decide. But I think it is nice to provide some ideas for potential purchasers. . . These are cheap frames, but good mats. I wish I could afford killer frames, too, but (a) I would probably want to keep the finished products and (b) the new owner would probably hate it and change it anyway. That's assuming there will be new owners. Well, there will be at least two, because I'm giving two away in drawings for prizes.



As for the "lust" part. . . well, always a good verb to catch someone's eye. But I try not to go to the art supply store too often. It's temptation to lose control . . . and yesterday I saw Golden's new products for inkjet printing. Check their website for information if you haven't already. . . it's been out since about March, I guess, but it was new to me. I can't wait to get some and test it out. I may have to invest in a new printer, though, because either it will be wildly successful and I'll want a new big one, or it will be a total flop and I'll screw up the printer that I already have.

This post, by the way, has been interrupted by a half hour of guarding my garden from the crazy deer, who has already demolished about half the garden phlox and daylilies. Armed with a rake and the neighbor's cat, as well as copious amounts of Liquid Fence and these pods that contain some kind of (unsuccessful) deer deterent, I stood out in the middle of the garden and watched that thing and he watched me. Oh, yes, despite the neighborhood's belief that it's a doe, nope, it's not, I was up close and personal enough to determine that fact. It's a young buck. It comes to eat the mulberries in the DMZ between our property and the golf course. Then it has dessert in my garden. And if you know about gardens, you know that you only have one chance with daylilies and if all the blossoms are eaten, you are SOL for the season. As to the garden phlox, they are pretty when they bloom, but if they don't bloom because the deer ate the buds, they are pretty worthless. So there I am, in my pajamas, playing like Farmer McGregor, only with a deer. The bunnies have been scared away by the fox and the coyote, as well as the cat.

2 comments:

Martha Marshall said...

These look great, Mary! I personally think the "less expensive" frames are best for just the reason you state. Your show is looking fabulous.

Wow, a young buck in the garden. We only have black snakes and armadillos and an occasional possum.

seth said...

These images look even better in the mats. They really pop!