Monday, November 14, 2011
Letterpress Art Leftovers
Do you ever have leftover pieces from the projects you have completed?
Do you ever have projects you planned but never completed?
Do you ever wait so long to work on a project that the finished product would no longer be “in style” when you get around to do it?
That last one is a little embarrassing.
At one time, I had quite a few letterpress blocks that I used in some jewelry and collage projects. The leftovers that I did not use were just stashed in a drawer with some of my other supplies.
Every time I saw them in that drawer, they just spoke to me.
I could probably have sold them individually. I am sure that some true collectors would be appalled that I glued them together in a hanging. I had just the right place for them to hang. I had just the right size thrift-store frame.
So my leftover pieces became a completed project that appeals to me as a finished product. Those letters still speak to me as I pass by them on the wall each day. Want to know what they say?
There seems to be never enough, so take advantage of those zzzzzzzzz’s and $$$$$$$$$$’s.
Linking with Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground