German Girl wearing Persian Sweater
Acrylic on vintage totem tennis paddle.
I started painting table tennis paddles and bats after I received a random box of vintage ones from Ms Pene Durston of Cottage Industry in Melbourne. Ms Pen and I have since become friends (there are few people more knowledgable and generous than her), and the paddles have become one of my most popular painted items.
This one is a favourite. I like her 1970s bowl cut and I designed the sweater myself, inspired by a Persian rug. The paddle was actually found for me by my friend Katie B -- I have a few bat sleuths now!
I still paint bats and paddles from time to time, but they sell out quickly. I usually let people know via my Instagram page when there is a new set of them in my Etsy shop.