Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Behind The 8 Ball




"Behind the 8 Ball"
When someone is in a bad situation, or in a losing position, this is the phrase that comes to mind.  The phrase comes from pool (or billiards). When the cue (white) ball is behind the eight (black) ball, a player usually has no shot.
That's all.  I thought this would make a good art piece.
Vintage Japanese porcelain jewelry display hand found at the flea market and a well used eight ball are the focus. A pair of black dice and 2 crystal stars finish the piece.
The box is a mid century gentleman's valet case with the original velvet lining intact.
The back is collaged in a poster found in Pt. Reyes Station CA, that reads: "Face to Face Laugh Now Laugh Later". The poster was over-covered in gold acrylic paint and sealed with a varnish finish.
I think it turned out very cool.

What do you think?

6 comments:

  1. ohhh la main du mystère.. j'aime.. !!!

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  2. Love this! It would fabulous in a gentleman's study, games room or library. I am so jealous of all your fabulous flea market finds... you must have a great eye!

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  3. What do I think? I think it's fabulous, and probably far too expensive. I wish I could go with you just ONE weekend to flea markets. You find the most incredible pieces, then turn them into even more incredible pieces.

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  4. This is so clever and creative. Love your use of random elements that just seem to go together.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

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  6. I think it's very cool! I never find any good finds at the flea markets around here. Thanks so much for stopping in to see me today.

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