I have to talk more about what I got for Christmas. Hey, I know it’s late January, but clever display strategies are like fine wine: They require a trip to Goodwill. No, wait. They benefit from a glaze? Look, I don’t drink fine wine. The point is that some things take time.
First up is a gift from my dear friend Nancy, who found this amazing book, which is shaped like a D for D’Angelo, my last name, which is cool. She felt it could be even cooler, though, so she commissioned my friend Cindy to paint on it:
Totally by coincidence, meanwhile, I received this amazing Junker Jane doll from my husband:
It seemed to me that these things needed to be displayed together, and that’s where the trip to Goodwill comes in! I found this candle holder for a couple of bucks.
I liked it because of its height, which would allow me to create a sort of standing shelf, with room underneath as well as on top. Enter: Craft wood.
From this point, we have the familiar tale of gesso and paint.
The whole thing put together was much too stark, though, so I did a mustard glaze over the white.