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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

(Stretch & Yawn) Feeling Pretty Good Today...♥

Last night I put my ipod in the thingy that allows it to play through the speakers. I sat down and got to work priming and painting the base color of many things...barrettes, headbands, clipboards, a box thingy that I found and some other things.

Butterfly55's Etsy Shop
I am waiting for the mailman, Mario, to deliver a few things to me today like the Learn How To Knit Kit that is coming from the UK. I am excited to knit w/ Rea. We'll see if we can knit what the kit claims we will be able to knit. I am a terrible rule follower...You may just end up seeing our creations turned in to warm fizzy things we will wear around our strangers will hug us! That is probably a really random thing especially if you don't know what a warm fuzzy pom pom thingy is.
I had some cards printed up and they will soon be available through my Etsy shop. I am quite excited about offering this new great item. I did some tester sets a few months back and well...they all sold. So, I am going to offer more. Check them out!

Refresh Yourself

Dream (Peace)
Thank you

Blank Note cards
(5.47" x 4.21")
Photo/Art work by Pearle
Set(6) $16.50 (shipping included)
Available soon.
I am working....and I am not entirly sure what will be created but I do know....It will be created.
Rea and I are doing what we do best!

I am and music...I need to get energized!
Well....Lets hope Mario gets here soon....I am so excited to see what is coming in the mail today!


  1. Sounds great! I love the mail, you never know what you're going to get... it's so exciting! ;D

    Those cards look great, by the way- I love 'em!

  2. Great blog! I am a new follower from Esty, I look forward to checking out your posts. Happy Friday!

  3. Thank you! ♥ I really appreciate the feed back!