This weekend is Unique LA! If anyone within the sound of my voice (meaning LA) is around this weekend please do come and check it out and stop by and say “Hi!” It would be great to meet some of you and the Unique Shows are always a lot of fun. Pie! Crafts! Handmade Items! Pie! Jewelry, Pie! (serioulsy, there are three (THREE!!!!) pie places selling their wares!)
Plus Caine and his Arcade will be there. If you haven’t heard about Cain or seen the video please do yourself a favor and watch it. It is one of the most touching, soul affirming things I’ve seen in quite a while.
But enough about awesome children on to ME!
So, as you may know I make these tealight holders using the vintage images that I love so muchWell, the other day, as I am want to do, I totally screwed up on one of them. Rather than pitching it I decided to just sand off the image and start all over again. But, it wasn’t as easy to sand the image off as I thought and about midway through I looked at it and thought “hey, that’s kinda cool looking.”
It wasn’t very useful as an image anymore (I sanded off a woman’s face which isn’t very nice) but my brain started percolating.
I probably should have been a graphic designer – I get really into coming up with designs for the paper I use on my lettersSo, I thought, why not use some of that paper on the blocks and then sand it down a little. I gave it a shot and I think I really dig it.