Monday, April 20, 2009

Prim Angel Altered Guitar

This is a child's 1/2 scale guitar that I just finished. I found it without strings and shoved in the corner of a shop. I felt its days were numbered since it couldn't be played any longer --- what was I to do other than rescue it???? So, with a favorite Terrye French angel in mind, I began to layer on the paint and antiquing glaze to get the proper patina. And here she is, holding a wooly lamb with a saltbox scene on her dress. I love her baby's breath wings and halo... who said angel wings had to be feathers? I had a wonderful time painting this little piece.


Jody said...

As always Martha, you have created another wonderful piece. Tag and garage sales have finally started here so I am hoping to find some great treasures soon....can't wait to see what you come up with next time. It is always such a delight to see your imagination at work.

Rebecca said...

Are you kidding me? Now I've seen it all! And I only THOUGHT I had talent!

Amazingly beautiful my friend. Love it!


Robin said...

Hi Martha! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I'm so glad you did because now I can follow your lovely blog as well!! Pleased to meet you!

Take Care - Robin

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Thanks friends for your comments.

Robin.... I am having such a wonderful time with my new friends in blog land. Glad to count you as one!!!


Anonymous said...

This is sweet. Now...don't take this to the Antiques Road Show. They'll probably tell you it's a rare miniature guitar! ;-) But I think you made it totally precious!

Apple Tree Cottage said...


Diane, you are so funny --- always a bright spot in my day. Actually, this guitar was HOT PINK when I bought it. Everyone just laughed at me and thought I had lost my mind for sure.

solomi558 said...

I just read Diane,s blog , you said you wish you could patch and quilt. Please buy a magazine and try , it,s wonderful--cottonreel