Work in progress ….
Having fun painting this, with a nod and a wink to saucy art of the past, often, as with this, discreetly hidden.
Loving the retro sexy mermaid!
I want to find a padlock and key for the box. As yet I am not entirely happy with the outside.
I think I probably just have to rough up the bird a bit to make it look older. Argh, what a terrible sentence!
I love the idea of having a place to store memories. A real physical object that is solid and sturdy and will last. Not just memories popping up on face book, but a proper time capsule.
I found the box in a pop up junk shop, it is not antique, so am not sure what it has been made for, maybe a stage prop. But it is goodly and solid and I pounced on it.
The lady in the shop said lots of people had looked but no-one could see a use for it! Mad!
In some ways I wish I had just painted the inside… but that is art for you.. an experiment.
At least I know that the antique sea chest that I am in the middle of restoring from the coat of blue gloss paint that someone slapped on it, I will just paint an image on the inside of the lid.