Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Window With Tattered Curtains

This window with tattered curtains was inspired by photos of an abandoned cracker house I took a few weeks ago. Behind the window I've added a white piece of paper colored in with marker, pencil, and a wash of blue slip to see what an addition of wavy glass and tattered curtains might look like after I fire the piece.

Looking at the black portions, the recesses in the room, a ghostly apparition or semi hidden figure calls out to me, begging to show themselves, just a little. Perhaps a small girl or an old woman looking out from behind the tattered curtains. Maybe just a hand pulling the curtains back every so slightly. I'll make a few more of these so I can embellish them in various ways after I fire them. I'm going to have a lot of fun with these. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. What a creative way to make that image. It really draws me in.

  2. Quite evocative! It makes you feel like you must have seen that somewhere once.

  3. Great piece! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Mary, thanks so much, hope I can get it to look how I want after firing.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, yes like you must have walked by the window at one time.

    Hi Marguerite, thanks so much, I just let the ideas flow, ha.

    Hi Helen, thanks, I hope it fires well.

  5. I just want to go peak in the windows. It reminds me of the abandon houses that I see along the Georgia back roads. Oh, so tempting.

  6. Hi Lori, thanks, I just love the abandoned house I see around here and am so amazed at how well they hold up to the elements, that old wood was so much stronger than the wood nowadays.


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