Introducing Penny Lane — The first piece I completed in 2013.
The sweet mini-dresser Penny Lane holds a special place in my heart. She arrived in my studio in late 2012 and patiently waited. On days I mustered enough umph to walk into the studio, she welcomed without a word of reproach. When I neglected her for weeks at a time she never fretted or sighed. I thought taking a class in color theory sucked all my creative juices, but as I shared earlier, my new teacher — myasthenia gravis — introduced me to low-grade fatigue. Without my realizing it, Penny Lane gave me just the right form of occupational therapy as I moved through a time of uncertainty.
While beauty and creativity may not cure us, they always heals us.
Here are slices of Penny Lane’s transformation.
Penny Lane celebrates a time of transition in my life — of strange symptoms, days of reflection, and the happy relief of a manageable diagnosis. As a piece of functional art, she embodies style and service. She flaunts funky ceramic drawer pulls, lively colors, and layers of protective high-gloss polyurethane finish. In all of her one-of-a-kind-wonderfulness, she’s ready for a new home.
If you flout convention, make your own decorating rules, and revel in visual laughter, you and Penny Lane are a DNA match.
If you live in the Inland Empire of Southern California, and would like to adopt Penny, send me an email: info AT rebeccawaringcrane.com. Or, hop over to my Facebook page and message me.
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