Since it’s Valentine’s day, it’s a good day to celebrate the man who this morning delivered a card, a single red rose [‘One wed wose? How womantic’] – and a good idea.
The plan says ‘mock-ups and models’ so I’ve been pootling around with ideas for tubes, including this one – which I liked the look of, but it didn’t say anything to me. The armature inside is newspaper on, as you can see, a junk CD base, but the non-recycled black paper didn’t seem to be relevant to anything.
I’ve been calling it a prayer flag – and this morning W. suggested that, as I always say bits of plastic bags caught in trees remind me of prayer flags, why not replace the black paper with a plastic bag?
The man’s a genius.
OK, the armature needs more paint, and it’s not as elegant as the black one, but it’s saying more – and reminds me of these. Just imagine lots of them outside. So now I'm after as many junk CDs I can scrounge. [I’ve got plenty of plastic bags.]
Other ideas, more or less successful.
Mock-ups for small framed indoor pieces. They will look better as tubes but I need to find a suitable background.
An idea for another outdoor piece – amazing what ideas come when you find a bit of old lampshade you forgot you had.
And an idea inspired by a photo of a fence in Mali.
Not only does W. deliver roses and ideas – he also puts up with a completely loopy wife.
Happy Valentine’s Day!