|Project by justjoel||posted 376 days ago||1628 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I know I saw something like this somewhere else, but this is my take on the idea. Hard to tell in the photos, but in person it sort of looks like it is suspended in mid-air, with no visible means of support. As you can see in the last two pictures, that’s not the case.
I went through several layouts, with other frames, and after about 10 days settled on this. Bought all the frames at thrift stores (except the butterfly one, which I had already), spending on average about $2 each.
It was very difficult to get it square, but I did okay the first time (third photo), but had to tweak the upper section a bit. Everything is screwed in from the back, which means after deciding on the final layout, I had to flip it over and match my layout (backwards) and screw it together – and since I knew that’s what I had to do, I put it off for a day or so after I was happy with the layout (kinda waiting for the weekend too).
Knew I wanted a picture of something in the center – thought about flowers (no, redundant), a picture of my mom (would have been nice), some sun thing (hmmmm), then went with the butterfly. Thought about ways to protect it if I painted it on paper or canvas or something, knowing the elements would eventually get to it, then remembered I had some sheet metal (sometimes the brain works, sometimes it doesn’t!). Made some stencils, grabbed the spray paint (used a fine-point Sharpie for the wing detail), and ended up this guy.
I have some Black-Eyed Susan vine (Spanish Eyes) starts, just ready to start climbing (as soon as the weather behaves).
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell