My sister Robin just built the cutest 800 square-foot house you’ve ever seen! With one bedroom, a living room, bathroom, kitchen, and lots of storage, the house is perfect for Robin and her husband Roger. They’ve decorated it with white walls and pops of bright colors in a mid-century modern theme. She has one blank wall to the left of her couch, and I offered to make some art for that spot. Robin (wisely–she knows my penchant for crapsmanship) said I was welcome to make something, but she couldn’t guarantee that she would hang it.
Nonetheless, I persevered onward. A friend and I previously created a piece with wine glasses cut out of tissue paper and glued to a canvas. This was my inspiration for the two pieces above. I painted two canvases a vivid green to complement some of the accessories on Robin’s living room. I then cut out vases and used ModPodge to glue them to each canvas. So far, so good.
CRAP ALERT: To embellish one vase, I first used oil pastel crayons to add some mid-century modern graphics. It looked crappy, so I tried to rub one design off the campus. Even crappier!
So, Robin, you have a decision to make.
A. Take both.
B. Take neither.
C. Take only the un-embellished one.
D. Tell me to stop trying to be an artist.
E. Both B and D.
What’ll it be?