Thursday, June 2, 2011
here are the latest victims of my need to paint whatever is in front of me. cans. i don't think they even qualify as art. but they add color to my life, and to me that's worth the effort no matter what they're called. the idea came from these prettily painted coffee can planters nailed to my neighbor's tree. my personal opportunity arrived during an absolute panic over a preschool potluck picnic (you know how i am about cooking) and didn't know what to make that wouldn't poison the crowd. i settled on my default dish which requires no cooking, merely tossing (chickpeas + olive oil + cumin + garlic salt + lemon juice) which left me with four empty chickpea cans. i de-labeled, liquitexed and stuffed them with flowers and we'll see how long they live -- both the cans and the flowers. i'm aching to paint the walls now but the porch (as you can see) really should be next. it is desperate.