Little World No. 9-"Moonlight"
1.5" round oil, 8x10" framed
This is my newest little world, entitled "Moonlight." And it is the last of the original batch of 9 black frames and companion collages of origami/international currency. Click here to see all nine.
Well, this "end" created a dilemma for me. Do I stop making Little Worlds now that I am out of materials?
I have lots more ideas for Little Worlds, and it was making me sad to think about stopping, so I started to track down the materials I would need.
The frame is discontinued. The wooden rounds are discontinued. The fiber washers I bought from CBC and painted gold are discontinued.
But I was able to find more international currency, from our travels in the past: Italy, Austria, Singapore, Mexico, Bermuda, China, Taiwan, ---even a note from Cambodia when I went to see Angkor Wat --- and from Argentina which was from a business trip over 25 years ago.
Finding the money and thinking about all of those experiences made me even more motivated to keep going.
So, I persevered and have now found everything I need but the frame. And I will keep on working on a source, or evolve to a new frame.
I have two "drafts" of paintings on my easel now. one for "Armchair Traveler" and another for a "Drive-In" movie theater.
These will be the beginning of the next generation of Little Worlds.