7.11.06

one velvet morning...

CRAFT FIND OF THE WEEK
Kate Rohde's vision of kitsch-baroque excess inspired us to forrage around our own collections in an attempt to find our own high camp versions of exhibitable peacockery. I happened upon my own when I dug out these much loved velvet souvenier paintings from such far flung locales as Guam, Hawaii, Japan and Pompei, the perfect rememberance of any happy holiday.



I think they're super cool, but I fear it may be a dying art as i've been hard pressed to find any newbies on my recent travels... That said, now that i've rekindled my love for them i've decided that they are back on my top five collectable list and i'll be heading straight to ebay, hitting the local garage sales, and heading out to the country op shops to try and bulk up the collection.

3 comments:

shula said...

Ah, hml, you are such connoisseurs! How is it we haven't met earlier?

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

love the painted velvets- great collection. I have a koala on black cushion cover and a mexican bandit on tan velvet framed painting. yet another dying art form i fear but will keep my eyes open!

Beck said...

hey thanks guys, glad to know there are other lovers of the magic of black velvet!!