...I have been hell-bent lately on my quest for picture frames. I have a project in mind for one of my 'girls' and so I search, and search, and search for the perfect frame. It doesn't have to be new, so my search includes thrift shops, it doesn't matter what is in the frame, as long as the glass is intact. I have a picture in my mind of the frame and I will know it when I see it but as of yet that has not happened.
As the hubs was waiting for a prescription last week I wandered next door to an Antique Mall. You know the kind, vendors set up their booths all under one big roof. It is a treasure hunters paradise and I could lose myself in there for hours at a time. Once again, I was on the look-out for the frame, I came across a box on the floor near a booth. It was rather dusty and after some sneezing and yucking about my hands getting dirty I pulled out a frame. This frame:
with this beautiful cutie inside. Take a closer look at her...
There is something about this painting that deeply touches me. Maybe it's the red-headed girl, maybe it's the rain, or the pink hooded-jacket.
This is a painting by Edna Hibel, one of America's best loved and most widely acclaimed contemporary artists. Major museums and galleries in London, Vienna, Monaco, Rio, Germany, Belgium, Israel, Sweden and Norway. Her gentle and penetrating message of Peace, Love and the inalienable dignity of humanity has won her a devoted following. Painter, scuptor, and porcelain artist...(from the back of the painting).
Now are you ready for this? I found and fell in love with this little sweetie immediately and just knew I had to have her for my very own. It didn't matter who had painted it or when or where...I needed her to come live in my home. And so she did...for $6.
loving the thrifting,