Week 32- Robyn Anne Piper

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Robyn Anne Piper, Week 32


It’s that time of year again, when the winter chill begins to creep into every available space in our house, so this week’s submission is a counter-attack measure.  In the hopes that it will keep the chilly-willies from sneaking down our chimney (though I hope Santa will be able to circumnavigate it somehow) I have created a decorative but functional fireplace screen.

Fellow Geek (and also my hubby!) Michael Piper is responsible for the lovely framing; you could say this piece is a Geek collaboration, because I certainly wouldn’t have known what I was doing without him.

First I painted the screen with a Shaker tree design, which I created to coordinate with a clock I already have.  I used sponge cutouts and acrylic paints.  Here are a couple of pictures of the painted screen with the aforementioned clock:

Next, Mike assisted me with the frame.  We are still deciding how best to keep the thing upright– hence the basket of hats, mittens and scarves holding up one side, and a big rock holding up the other!– and Mike might add some rigid insulation on the back side for added protection from the cold, but other than that, I think our work here is done.


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