Friday, January 20, 2012
But alas, all was not to be well. Because we had to share this with the world! After I selfishly kept the first shelf to be mine for all time, we went about making 2 more from old door jams we reclaimed from the landfill. These were embellished(this may be the problem) with antique silver forks for holding a picture or a note and sent off the Canton flea market to shock the world with their presence..... However, despite our confidence, these beauties did not even receive a glance much less an inquiry!?! How can this be? Are we the only ones who can be enamored with such rustic charm? Can it be that we tried too hard with the embellishments and the shiny finish that we ended up taking that special charm right out? I suspect this might be the case- that and the fact that it is SO hard to take good pictures of shelves. :)
Don't worry though, we Flemish artists don't give up that easily. Even now we are hatching plans on how to get this masterpiece out to the world.....or maybe we might be eating cookies and watching the Muppet's.....