Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#7 - The Legend of The Golden Duck

#7-Legend of the Golden Duck

A few years ago, my husband and I were at an estate sale, where he spotted a wooden duck form that was plain, no color or other detail.
He asked me if it was something I might be interested in for my art work.  Although I had no immediate inspiration, I liked the wooden duck form, it was well made and the right size and the right price, so I said yes.

 The wooden duck sat around my studio, somethimes he would be sitting on a vintage roller skate, other times he would be sitting on the window sill, patiently waiting his turn at the worktable. 

Those of you who follow my blog, know that I make a lot of "memory" pieces.  Memory pieces are art pieces typically start out being a recognizable wooden form, a frame, a box, an an animal form, then I will usually 'paper' the piece with a selected color, and then I begin to 'embellish' it with bits and bling. 
I typically work with silver-toned bits and bling, for no real reason except that I like the way the silver looks.  
Looking back on when I was working on this piece, I realized I was working on 3 pieces at the same time, a mirror, a mannequin head and this duck . . . and all three were in gold tones.

The title for this piece is inspired from a children’s activity book titled: “The Legend of the Golden Duck”.

Happy Summer everyone!


  1. la lune en or!
    tu as fait ton voyage ????

    1. merci Elfi.
      oui, nous sommes cette semaine à Barcelone.
      nous avons eu un temps merveilleux travling à travers l'Espagne.
      la météo a été spectaculaire, la nourriture fabuleuse, et les gens de l'Espagne sont chaleureux et généreux.

  2. I intended to stop by sooner, but life got in the way.

    Sometimes a piece has to sit for awhile until it tells you what it really wants to be. So glad you listened and now it is a truly lovely legend in its own right.

  3. Wonderfull, greeting from Mons city in Belgium
    Blog my city: