Pearle Northrop

Artist Statement
It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I started taking what I do seriously and it took even longer to consider myself an artist. I love to paint whatever I can get my hands on from things as small as a Scrabble® piece to as big as a dresser and hopefully even bigger someday. Whatever it is I will paint it. I love transforming trash into treasure literally. Imagine that a chair that came from a dumpster (2006) made it into a museum (2009). It blows me away to think that something I did creates a sense of awe in a viewer’s eye.
I was talking to a friend a few years back about my love for furniture, my relationship with chairs in particular. There was a chair that I found discarded and ultimately forgotten. I came upon this chair accidentally. I wasn't looking for a relationship. Anyway, the chair was a very handsome chair with so many things to look at. His back was decorative; his arms were long and lean. His legs...I have never seen such beautiful legs. But he was beaten down. His self-esteem had long been worn out. His seat, which was repeatedly upholstered over years, was torn and faded. His stuffing was busting out revealing his age and loss of pride. Me, being a care taker and rescuer of sorts....picked up the chair and brought it home. He sat at the top of the stairs for a few weeks in a corner. My friends however saw this chair and commented on how ugly he was. They wondered why I had him in my home commenting on how dirty he was and how unattractive he was due to the years of neglect. I ignored them and kept him around. Finally one day I decided to put him on my coffee table and take the layers of cloth and wool stuffing off of his seat. Then I cleaned him, primed him and painted him black. Three months later I sat back and looked at him and this is what I saw.....A chair, a man restored...but not only restored but given a whole new purpose. He was beautiful again. He was unique and wonderful....The same chair that my friends were grossed out now a chair that they ask permission to touch. Amazing.....One thing is for certain...NOTHING STAYS THE SAME! Change is inevitable and what is ugly or dirty or discarded as trash can be saved, can be rescued and can be made shinier than new!
Taking discarded forgotten pieces and giving them their self-esteem back is a passion for me. Living in a world where we discard things so easily I’d like to think I am making an itty bitty difference.
Pearle Northrop

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ornaments and Salt & Pepper

A Collage of some of the Ornaments that I have painted and then sent out into the world...When I look at it like this I think...WHOA! I paint a lot! Like a crazy woman! ♥

 Please pass the Salt & Pepper...

I have been very busy painting something almost every day! 
Here are two picture arrays of some of the pieces
I created.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chrostmas In July Sale
4 days left. 
come check out all the new and groovy pieces~♥

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Just Checking in....♥

 So, it has been quite some time since I have written on my Blog. Between creating, photographing each piece, listing on Etsy, promoting and my FB page I feel like I am completely attached to this Blog has fallen to the wayside.
I am trying w/ all my might to make my business a successful one.
It isn't always easy but I do it regardless.
I am exhausted!

Reagan will be 12 next month. Crazy how fast time flies. She loves to dance! I have been trying w/ everything I have to keep her in dance. But times are tough especially w/ the absence of a second income.
She goes to dance classes 5 times a week and has been very good about getting there. I would love to keep her going.... I just registered Reagan for Summer Camp @ Camp Berea. Oh boy... Not to be a pain in the ars but until a certain somebody comes through w/ his obligations... if anybody would be willing to help a girl out:
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Playing around w/ Pictures of my Pieces

I am playing around w/ Picasa3. The pic above is this:Hand Painted Decorative plate By Pearle♥

 The three very cool pics above are of these: Hand painted Flowers & Leaves Orbs by Pearle♥

I enjoy seeing my dots and leaves this way....My dots look almost perfect...something I really strive for.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hand painted Eggs...Ornaments for Easter

Will Be available in my Etsy shop soon...

This is my first time making these...I just saw the eggs in the fridge and decided I would do this.
Now I am totally into it!
I blew the eggs out and then microwaved the shells to dry the insides. I read that it could also make the shell a little stronger.
Then I closed the holes w/ joint compound...because it is something I usually have handy.
I smoothed down the repairs and then used mod-podge to cover the give it a little more strength.
I painted each one using Acrylic paint...some of which is even mixed w/ Glitter.
Each one of One of a Kind...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Decorative Plate: From start to finish

 I painted the plate w/ yellow and god paint.

This piece took me about 7 hours to create. 
I don't usually use Yellow...But i am glad I did for this piece. 
I really dig it. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011