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HURRAY!! … for painted furniture & suzanis



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Finally, at this exact moment, all the kids are back to school full-time and I get to paint again!

In case you’ve forgotten, I paint furniture. I almost forgot, too.

Yup, it’s been about 9 months, but Kyle is now back in school full-time after his grueling recovery from hamstring release surgery. So, what was I working on again?

I’m painting this sweet little table with Suzani inspired medallions & trim.

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Suzani inspiration.

If you haven’t run across a suzani yourself, it’s a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. “Suzani” is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاری Suzankāri (needlework).

Suzani fabrics have become popular lately- I’ve seen traditional antique suzanis used on modern pillows, furniture, wall hangings and also reinvented in art and textiles.

Maryanne Quinn, Orange Suzi

This one is felted art by Maryann Quinn.

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Mixed media work by Kate Lewis– graphite, acrylic, oil, and pen on canvas.

I, of course, am besotted with the old, faded, handmade, slightly off-kilter originals like these:

vintage-twisted sari shein vintage twisted antique sizainsand I’m sure their inspiration will turn up in many a painted piece in the future.


“Burning Sage for Love”…by ShopMichL

Ooooo- look at that pretty little green stool… this color makes me feel like spring is sneaking up on us, don’t you think? Thanks to ShopMichL for including Vintage-Twisted in this lovely Etsy Treasury.

‘Burning Sage for Love.’ by ShopMichL

The faint scent of smoky sage is what I sense in this color palette. Did you know sage in the Old West was known as ‘Cowboy Cologne?’


Hand Stamped Cards, Sage Gre…  

$4.99

Antiqued Silver Flower Cuff …  

$17.00

Poison Ivy Tangled Clover (l…  

$52.00

SAGE, SWEETGRASS and CEDAR -…  

$7.50

Chicago Cityscape – 12x15in …  

$49.95

Architectural Salvage (Roset…  

$

Patchouli Mint French Green …  

$5.50

Spinner’s Diz – Earthenw…  

$11.75

Sage and Purple Stool  

$75.00

Birds Of A Feather Glass Til…  

$

Sage Green Cup Cozy, Mug Sle…  

$17.50

10 yards SAGE waxed Irish li…  

$3.75

Tri-Flux-Capacitor Earrings …  

$12.00

Where Moss is Made  

$32.00

SALE Vintage Pair of Celadon…  

$165.00

Sage Green Minky Dot  

$11.75

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com A/B image testing.


sugar skulls continued…

It seems my obsession with sugar skulls has no limits.

Right now I’m working on two- this pink canvas with a steel gray sugar skull that has undertones of this really pretty green:

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and this dark gray table. I haven’t started working on his face yet- do you think he’ll be sweet or sinister? Hmmm.

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I’m not through with those sugar skulls, either. What about a bright, multi-colored sugar skull on the charcoal gray? and black? or some crazy muted colors on white, deconstructing, layering, repeating in patterns? and I’m dreaming of another trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art, right down there in Pilsen.

And yet, still thinking & preparing for what’s coming next. Do you have pictures of your favorite tattoos to send me?

 


dreamy pink & chocolate brown…

Here’s that chocolate & pink table, in a beautiful new Etsy treasury.

Thanks, Aunt Adelaide’s Attic– for adding it to the treasury.

Thanks to Whale Shark Websites for creating the new treasury code generator that so easily allows me to add treasuries to this blog…

‘Dreamy Pink and Chocolate Brown’ by AuntAdelaidesAttic


Georgia Collection- Pink Whi…

$72.00

Original Abstract Modern Art…

$179.00

Daydreams – 8×10 – Fine Art …

$30.00

BROWN and PINK PAISLEY VELVE…

$148.00

Chocolate and Pink Table

$150.00

Pink and Brown Shoe with Lea…

$25.00

100 Customized Blind Embosse…

$545.00

Custom Multi Colored and Lay…

$300.00

my fair lady headband, made …

$43.00

Vintage Designer Adele Simps…

$39.50

Custom Order for mag77 . 2 F…

$

Afternoon Tea, 3 bobby set w…

$26.00

PINK & BROWN Sampler Rag Qui…

$159.99

The Abbey Doll jacket dress …

$510.00

Voluptuous Pink Mother of Pe…

$190.00

Pink and Brown Faux Wedding …

$99.95

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com.

 

 


Evanston Art Show: Vintage-Twisted

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Vintage•Twisted @ Renegade Handmade / Chicago

Welcome to our shop!

So happy to say that Vintage-Twisted is now in the brick & mortar store, Renegade Handmade, here in Chicago! Renegade is a really cool shop in Wicker Park, that sells beautiful & unique handmade goods.


Vintage-Twisted at Design Harvest: Chicago

Design Harvest is a brand-spanking new festival here in Chicago, taking place October 2 & 3. This fest will feature furniture and home accessory makers, vintage and antique collectors, and retailers of the home design industry all from Chicago. Beer, wine, music all on Grand Avenue, between Damen & Wood. Best part: free admission

Vintage-Twisted furniture will be featured in the Renegade Handmade tent! Yes, I’ll be visiting the festival, but my furniture will be there for the duration, in the care of the capable & fabulous Renegade Handmade team. (Thanks, Danny!)

If you’re heading down, let me know & maybe we can meet up. Good chance I’ll be hanging around the amazing Kim Chapman at the Urban Environments environment.