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?


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

  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!

  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.

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

  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!

  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.