Wednesday, January 03, 2007

{thursday} thrifted finds



i fond this piece of art a few months back at the end of summer and was just waiting to get it out. now i realized that i needed to post about the thrifted find while it is still in season. i usually never looked in the art/fame section at thrift stores and that has since changed. this image is just amazing and i did not know the artist. the characters and life that is given drew me in. the artists name is Flavia Weedn, she is still living and actively making work. as i started to look into her work i had a mixed reaction. her older work is truly amazing and the newer stuff has changed quite a bit. i know that many like her new work judging by the marketing but i can't say i am sold on it. there are quite a few of her older works on ebay that i have to resist the urge to buy. i guess part of me wants to hold out for that amazing find at a thrift store.

at first i thought that i liked her older work better in part because she only did paintings and wood prints. her newer work is with fabric, stationary, calendars etc but in her older work i realized she also did images on playing cards, cards, statues etc. part of me felt that she had sold out but in reality her style had changed and i agreed more with her earlier work. i have found this to be lesson for me in how ones own creative process changes. what i am making now may be nothing like what i make in ten or twenty years. a lot of what i am milling over currently is the process of design and creation. there is much to be learned in the new year and i am excited to see how my own process will change over the next 362 days. for now i will enjoy what i am making and eagerly look forward to the future.

6 comments:

meg said...

oh i love her work! thanks for sharing.

blair said...

I've never heard of her, but love the images of girls in kerchiefs. So many of the images seem to be looking up, or away. Wonder what that means.

Thanks for cluing us in.

melissa f. said...

oh you're not going to believe it... i think i just bought an entire cotton sheet at scrap with her work all over it yesterday. i hemmed and hawed, but got it. i'll post.

Heels said...

Followed the link from All Buttoned Up. I love the kerchief girls, too.

Anonymous said...

Can I just say I love your thrifted finds feature.

dutch from sweet juniper said...

oops, that was me