Sunday, May 9, 2010

A new twist on an old piece.

Oh my! Will I ever be done paying the piper? I AM tired of playing catch up! Spent the last half of the day working on the new drafting class that is replacing my drafting class. I think I have held up my 1/3 of the deal but am not sure. Today, because the other 2/3rds want to have a meeting this next week, I spent several hours doing what I pledged to do a month ago. And I'm not done. But at least I have something to show for my sorry self when I get to the meeting!

Let's talk art! Remember this girl?


I thought I was so cool to finally create this woman with the secret hiding place? OK, you know I'm tired because I was just thinking-geesh, that sounds perverted! And then I went off on a tangent and this happened?



And then I put her away, far away, because every time I looked at her all she said was "NO, this isn't working!" I love her shape- long, thin, elegant. I don't necessarily dislike the birdcage but....somehow the word Victorian keeps popping in my head. AND I'M NOT VICTORIAN! Not one little bit. Actually Victorian anything kinda creeps me out. Those pictures of all those overdressed unhappy people just make me think of every ghosty horror movie I've seen. What is that one- somebody gave her momma 40 wacks? I can just picture little girls playing ring around the rosy right now.

So, this weekend, rather than do the work I had obligated my self to, I ripped off the Victorian hair do and started fresh. This is what she looks like now.









Whew, I feel better! Now, do I have any idea what happens from here? NO. The birdcage might still be part of the picture. I do have this cool little metal mermaid embellishment along with some sea horses and sand dollars I picked up at Michaels. I also keep thinking of that type of art- enameled?? Cloisonne?? I am way too tired- can't think, can't spell. I thought I might fill in the areas created by the wire, either with texture or a contrasting shiny paint,hence my reference to enamel. Ok, enough for now! Hope you approve of the new direction!

4 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the end result!

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  2. I definitely like the way you are taking her, although I agree with the Victorian thing but liked the bird cage too. I think she is very elegant now, and has a lot of possibility!

    I also like the new blog design. Pretty!

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  3. I like her renovation- love the key over her shoulder and LOVE the enamel/cloisonne idea! What will you hide in her dress- will it relate to the key? I can't wait to see more either!

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  4. Oooh I like her very much...esp with the swirls. Can't wait to see what you do with her.

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