Peaches and Peonies suncatcher

Peaches and Peonies Suncatcher

This 5″ x 7″ suncatcher is made from an upcycled metal photo frame with a print of my painting “Peaches and Peonies” on a clear frosted vinyl label, and it’s hung with a vintage sweater clasp. Price includes shipping.

peaches and peonies suncatcher

Peaches and Peonies suncatcher

I use upcycled metal photo frames from thrift shops and yard sales and print the image on a frosted vinyl label in my line of repurposed, reused upcycled old stuff. I’ve added a bit of pink gold to this silver frame. To further reuse materials that would otherwise be sent to a landfill, I used the clasps and chain from a vintage sweater clasp.


Peaches and Peonies, pastel, 23" x 16" © 2008 Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Peaches and Peonies, pastel, 23″ x 16″ © 2008 Bernadette E. Kazmarski

There it is, that moment that turns on all the lights for me…one of my cats in the sun, the conditions that have inspired most of my portraits. Cats are creatures of habit, and Peaches chose this spot to have her after-dinner bath every day for a few weeks when the sun was right; I knew it was a keeper whether a photo or a painting, so I photographed it several times over a period of several days, knowing I’d use at least one photo or all the photos as reference to create one painted image.

The painting illustrates a moment in my kitchen that I treasure because it includes Peaches, plus my painted white wood table with the vintage Battenburg lace table cover, three painted white chairs I’d picked up over the years and a hand-made white-painted cabinet that carried a story all on its own, plus a bouquet of peony flowers a friend had stopped and dropped off because she thought I’d like them. The reflections, the wrinkles in the cloth, everything is the memory of a part of my life, but so I’ve found, also familiar to others.

Please read more about Peaches and about this painting at Peaches and Peonies.


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