Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.... Houston Home Decor Mirror Calligraphy
It is no secret that I love working with unorthodox media for calligraphy. Of course, paper is home. Paper is like that metaphorical calligraphy warm blanket on the couch that always accepts you no matter how awful the day was and when you stick to the right calligraphy paper brands (Clairfontaine, Rhodia, Canson), she always gives you what you need. Predictable and smooth. Makes me think of a song from high school about a pen..."she's #1 in my stable and she didn't freeze on me when I wanted her to write on cold Michigan nights.....I pimp my pen". I digress...
Glass can be that same way when it comes to lettering on it. Engraving?....ABSOLUTELY NOT. All glass is not created equal with regard to engraving it. I can ALWAYS tell the difference between a wine or spirit bottle when my bur kisses it at my table for engraving. Wine and spirit bottles that sell for $300+ tend to have nicer glass and engrave almost like crystal. Not always, but most of the time. The most expensive spirit bottle that I have ever engraved to date sold for $4,000. That darling cognac bottle glass engraved like silk. True story. (Get back on track, Janet...)
So calligraphing glass such as mirrors is smooth and easy and breaks up the monotony. ***I bore easily until I find what speaks to me.*** The mirror above is from a set of about 6 mirrors that I calligraphed with sayings that I love. I read & listen to music incessantly and rarely turn on a TV. Truthfully, I typically only have the TV on if a guest requests it or possibly on 1-2 Saturdays a month before I leave for a gig. Not a TV person. I would remove all of the TVs in my house if I didn't fear a revolt from the natives. HOWEVER if I am watching TV, it is likely a classic movie. I love Alfred Hitchcock movies, black & white movies, anything suspenseful or classic drama. Gone with the Wind is definitely up there. Obviously, there are aspects of the movie that don't shine the best light on many of the mindsets in America during the 1800's however it is what it is and it is our history.
I have a strong affinity for love stories & the love story between Scarlett & Rhett is epic. No other word fits. Absolutely epic. But for everyone who has loved, you have been pushed to a point where enough is enough and you just say "I'm done". There is no anger. You've just hit your limit and you're over it. For Rhett, that epic line was "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn". I had to ink this in calligraphy on a mirror, because it isn't just about love. It can also be applied to certain situations in life. Insouciance applied at its best. Cheers!
This mirror is for sale in the shop and on Etsy.
Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®