Making It by PAULA

Paula  of ( has been the first artist to respond to my request for posts for my “Making It” category.         Here is her entry:

Thanks Paula,  I plan to have a couple of my own ‘Making It’ posts in the next few days.  I would love to have other artists do this also.  My thought is that few people have any idea of what goes into the art work they see as a finished work.

I think they would feel more of a connection with it, value it more, and be willing to pay more for it when they see what is involved in the process.  I plan to link to my ‘Making It’ posts from my Etsy description for those who might be interested. It only takes me 10 seconds to snap a photo while I think about what I’m going to do next.

At the very least, I’m interested in how other artists do what they do. And, if someone has an idea how I can do something better or easier, I’d appreciate that also.

Please send your entries to      thanks,  Mike


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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