Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sweet Virgina

"Sweet Virginia"
Thank you for your wine, California
  Thank you for your sweet and bitter fruits

"Sweet Virginia" is the title of a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, recorded by the Rolling Stones sometime between 1971 and 1972.  It's an old favorite of mine.

I was reminded of the song when I saw the above quote at a local eatery, written in chalk, on a sign next to the front door . . . I looked up, I saw it, I liked it and I wanted to create a 'scrabble' art piece with it.

I will tell you this: there is an intentional 'mistake' in the quote.  Can you see it?  (HINT: it is not a misspelling). Actually I made 2 adjustments to the quote, I call it "artistic license".

This assemblage was made using 'travel scrabble' tiles. You can see from the image below, they are much smaller than regular scrabble tiles.  A metal piece from a 1950's erector set, crowns the top of the vintage wooden frame I found at a barn sale.  The grape cluster embellishment was formally a napkin holder . . .

this image shows the wooden frame before the papers were applied . . . . 

Thank you for stopping by.  See you next week.


  1. Yep, I noticed the "sweet wine" and loved it. Your piece is great. I don't think I ever heard that song, but I sure like the art that inspired it!

  2. Very nice piece Rebeca. I really don't see a mistake? I'm puzzled. I know that wine can be sweet, but it can also be a bitter sweet. None the less, excellent work as always. Have a great day.:)

  3. Wonderful piece, and that song is a favorite of mine, too...