Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thank heavens for small things and maybe genes. My kids call my mother Mottie and she is one of the most talented and resourceful people that I know. She inherited it from her father who could make something out of nothing.
I have been struggling with ways to showcase my small paintings at shows. In the past, I have hauled this long, heavy table around and things would constantly fall or blow over. Last night I got the idea of looking for an old book or magazine rack. Right before I was headed out to look at some second hand stores I saw this old and unused shoe rack in my garage. The shelves were laying down flat so I had to figure out a way to make them lay slanted for better viewing. Drilling new holes would have taken WAAYY too much time and skill so I used my handy zip ties. I secured the wire shelves to the shelf above it and at the top, to the wood. (Only had to remove the ends of the shelf that are the top part of the slant. ) I left the bottom shelf flat so that the whole piece could have some support and to lay some more paintings. That was more than a mouthful of words and you are probably still confused.
This is going to make the perfect accessory to my tent which has panels to hang large works. I will take a picture of my set up this weekend at the Moss Rock Show. Perfect timing to figure out using recycled goods because this show celebrates the environment.
Thanks Mom for sharing a little bit of your creativity gene with me.