Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Glass of Wine

"A Glass of Wine" ● 
  
"I ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE EACH NIGHT FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS IT OFFERS.
THE OTHER GLASSES ARE FOR MY WITTY CONVERSATION AND FLAWLESS DANCE MOVES."

I had a lot of fun with this one.  I came across the quote while looking for quotes having to do with 'wine' or 'wine country'.  This one made me laugh.

Before I finished it I took a few photos of it, and forgot about it.

When I found the final embellishment, I finished it and took it directly to the Sebastopol Gallery for display, forgetting to take final photos of the finished piece . . . thinking I would photograph it the next time I went to the gallery, but I kept forgetting.  When it sold a couple of weeks later, I panicked just a little bit, because I didn't have a finished photo of it. . . . fortunately the buyer was kind enough to leave his email address and I was able to contact him, asking him to please take a couple of photos for me. . . . which he was gracious enough to do . . .  Thank you Carl!

This is an image of the finished piece. . . .

For this piece I used vintage embossed anagram wooden tiles from the 1930's - 40's, apparently a word building game.  These rare tiles are charming and have great character, with just enough wear to make them interesting. Some of the tiles are yellow some are cream colored. 

The tiles are set in a constructed frame that has been covered in tissue papers the color of wine along with wine labels from Sonoma County wineries (Kendall-Jackon and Smith-Madrone). The final embellishment is a pewter wine cork.

Hope it makes you smile!

5 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful quote Rebecca. The tiles are awesome. Love that wine cork. You really are a thoughtful creative artist. Excellent work.

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  2. great piece! I have some of those tiles...but I'm not willing to part with them!

    and thanks for the recent comment on my blog - my email back to you came back to me as "undeliverable'? but yes - you were correct - I made a paper collage, scanned it and then added more to it via Photoshop...though I can appreciate being a "purist" as well...it has been a whole new adventure being able to merge my photography with my collages...so I go where the muse takes me!

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  3. comme la dame avant moi.. tu es une 'créative'.... je pars voir le monde..alors je regarderai ton blog ...en silence! bises

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  4. I'm having my glass of wine as I read and am getting a chuckle out of your quote. Very clever the way you've presented it.

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  5. Love it! It's no wonder it sold so fast before you had a chance to take a picture.

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