This is a post from May 11, before anyone had really found my blog. I'm going to repost earlier entries occasionally this fall, in a sort of Golden Oldies reprise.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road, or stop and smell the flowers on this painted record player. Click to see in greater detail.
O N A W O O D E N C A B I N E T — This is an inexpensive record player I bought several years ago from a discount store. I was looking for a new record player so I could listen to old vinyl—I have quite a collection of 33s, 45s and the much older 78s. The player is constructed out of 'fake' wood, that composite material made from wood chips and dust glued together, lol, or however they create it. It came with a blondish wood tone and painted palm trees, lol. I've painted the entire case a nice dark green with some gold leaf trim, but for the top, I created this 'impressionistic' painting, Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Alongside the road are all sorts of flowers from Oz. The first record I played on it was Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, Of course.