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Squares are neat and tidy

25 Feb

Backs of 17 more word blocks

I’m thinking of a lot of reasons why I like squares. They calm me. I feel a sense of order. Predictability. Four sides. I know where this is going. Security. Familiarity. It’s like comfort food for my eyes and hands.

There are 34 word blocks in the works now. In various stages of wet so I can’t touch them. I’m sort of waiting. Thinking about baking, actually. Cookies come in little squares, too!

That million dollar five dollar idea

23 Feb

Little blocks will have type along the spirals

Actively pursuing the concept. Believing. Hoping to get my art career hopping with an original quirky item that people can relate to. Part of that relationship is that the art needs to be easily affordable.

Word blocks are on the way. Right now these are in the sun drying. Little squares, less than two inches, of wood molding covered in instant papier mache mix. Fasteners on the back are made out of real picture hanging wire. I love that touch.

A great book of phrase origins was gifted to me which is perfect to slice up and glue down along the spirals. I’ll be painting the blocks in a soft white to match the book pages. I’m really exited about these little ditties and hope that will show through in the finished product.