5x7 Acrylic on Panel
According to Wikipedia, the first clothespin was a single wooden piece, called a clothes-peg. It was designed by the Shaker community in the 1700’s. In the 1800’s, the clothes-peg was revised several times into the three-part wooden clothespin that still we know and use today.A search for clothespin on Etsy will generate over 7,000 listings and it is very interesting to see how crafters are transforming them. In addition to traditional clothes hangers, they have now become decorative organizers, party favors, fancy magnets, and miniature dolls. Ease on over to Etsy and check it out!
Having created my first clothespin painting, I feel the clothes-peg deserves at least a chance. After all, it was the original design…
This is how my creative process begins. I’ll see something and it triggers an idea. That idea leads to another, and so on. Then I’ll become curious and feel compelled to learn even more about the objects, their history, or other trivia. It’s all about sweating the small stuff ~
Curiosity rekindled the cat ;)