Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Painted suitcase!

Before I started painting on canvas I did flower paintings on watering cans, and small furniture pieces. I got this suitcase 20 years ago for $1.50 at the thrift store. I knew it would make a perfect surface for painting with ordinary craft paints. I needed something to hold my garden catalogs. This was when I spent a lot of time in the garden. I loved planting seeds and seeing what  appeared 4-5 months later!

9 comments:

Janine said...

Hi Peggy,
Terri of the Pringle Hill Studio" said that your art ist great. So I came over for a close look.
I supose she is right. I enjoyed visiting your blog a lot.
And i especially love this little flower- covered suitcase.
Janine

Joanne Huffman said...

What a lovely place to store your gardening catalogs!

Carla said...

Peggy, first of all let me tell you I love this painted suitcase! It's really lovely. Then the other news: you have won the third prize in my memories giveaway. Random.org picked your comment's number and you stand to get a printable tag. Please email me at carlapassino AT gmail.com with your email address so I can send it to you.
Best
c

Elizabeth Golden said...

Love the suitcase Peggy this is so fun!

TextileTraveler said...

It's wonderful! Great job.

nanke's stuff said...

It's so happy looking! I love it. nancy

Kathy said...

Oooohhh Peggy!! I want it!! LOL!! This is so cool and so beautiful! You did a lovely job. I can feel your love of and connection to gardening and flowers through your wonderful artwork!! Great job!!

paintedlady89 said...

This project is absolutely brilliant!
Gigi

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Came to look at your flower book...stayed a while to see all your BEAUTIFUL new ART and what you've been up to!!

WOW...this suitcase is FABULOUS!!! YOU ROCK!!