In 2015 I joined the Chatham Artists Guild.
That December I became part of the annual Artists Studio Tour.
I used my scrap and found shapes that accentuated the wood grain.
The following mirrors were made and displayed for sale at FatCat Artfest
and the annual Chatham Artists Studio Tour.
Hand Mirrors are made with French Cleats on the back so that they can hang on the wall as art but also can be easily picked up for everyday use.
I make some mirror so they can be hung in more than one direction.
That's true for Walnut Slab and Local Gal below, which could be turned 180 degrees.
It was unexpected fun when I realized this mirror could be turned 4 different ways.
When I was in Alaska in 2016, I became fascinated with spinning mobiles, so I set out to make one. I never got it exactly how I wanted it. It is more like a “wheel of fortune”.
But I can still work on it
For tour in 2017 I made another Guitar.
My husband could not let it go and ended up buying it at the Gallery Show.
For Tour in 2019 I started my process with drawings I had made of birds.
1. A French Cleat is a hanger made from 2 pieces of wood at a 45 degree angle that insert into each other.
2. Measure from the top of the art work to the drilled out hole.
3. Remove the half with the hole drilled in it.
4. Mark where you want the top center of the Artwork to hang. Then make a second mark centered where you want the drilled hole to be. (The measurement you got in step 2.)
5. Screw the removable French Cleat piece to the wood, stud, or into a drywall anchor where your second measure mark appears. Keep the top of the 45 degree angle facing you.
6. Level the top edge of the cleat and tighten the screw.
7. Hang the Artwork
8. Adjust to eye level.