Many days I am a "Painted Lady" myself as I am commonly covered in three or more colors. Today I am posting what I like to call, my "Painted Ladies". I coined this term for the vintage water color tins that I pick up and collect whenever I see them or can find one. I don't care that the colors are not all there or that the paint is all dried out. I love that each tin was once owned and held by an artist or perhaps an aspiring artist, but none the less, they are all irresistible to me.
I saw my first altered watercolor paint tin in Stampington's magazine, Somerset Studio years ago and I never forgot it. I was in love. Three years ago, I came across a few vintage watercolor tins in a sale and purchased them. They sat in my studio and I admired them for a year before I decided to try my hand at it and then I was hooked. I end up selling each one I make and have yet to keep one for myself. Today, I pulled a couple of them down and started work on them as I have had several requests. This is one that I just finished and if you love Teesha Moore like I do, then don't look any further as it could be detrimental to your pocket book and you will begin searching for paint tins like I do!
There are still many watercolor tins/ paint boxes/ to be found, some newer and some very old. Now that everything is going to plastic, the days of old, detail and beautiful packaging are still highly sought after. When I have found them, I will have people say to me, "you want that old thing", my answer is always... "Yes, I do".
The theme for this "Painted Lady" is one of encouragement.
Beauty is born in a cocoon.... To live fully, you must let your Painted Lady Fly
It really doesn't matter about the yesterday's, Just begin where you are.
Writing on the front at opening says: "You can't keep a good girl down"
So happy you stopped by...