I mentioned on Sunday that I'd been helping to put up the open exhibition at the arts centre, but I didn't tell you that I have two pieces in it.
I put in my recent self portrait with the pink jacket.
I had a bit of an issue over how to hang it. I didn't want to get it framed because for one that's expensive as the board didn't fit a standard frame from a shop, but also I think the messy, unframed look suits the urban feel of the painting.
The woman in the framing shop suggested I use some sticky patches that are usually used for hanging decorative plates. The patches have a metal ring on the them and I was able to attach hanging wire to the rings of two patches. It worked a treat!
Everyone at the arts centre has been saying, 'Lisa, there's a painting that looks like you.'
To which I reply, 'It is me! I did it!'
I also put 'McCreerys' in the exhibition, a piece I made at university.
It was highly commended for the prize they were giving out!
To make the piece exhibition worthy I attached an MDF base and back to strengthen and straighten it out.
I think I might go through all my old pieces and do that same as it makes them look much better.