Dovetail Box fabric picture

I’m still casting around the house and yard for motifs in this lock-down. The box we use in the living room has dovetail joints which have always fascinated me.  The are wider at the inner edge for strength and notoriously difficult to make. You can even see the pencil marks where the person who made the box lined the joints up. You couldn’t see them originally as the box was covered in black leather which I removed and varnished the wood.These little embedded shapes are all around us if we take the trouble to look. I then created the fabric picture after the little sketch with offcuts from a dresss and furnishing fabric, Dresses hold memories and meaning which add yet more dimensions to the pieces/ painted marks on the frame are first forays into brush work in the middle of this pandemic. I have ideas for a new painting which I will approach very slowly so watch this space! I can be slow now though, more than ever.