Friday, January 13, 2006

Day 13 DD - Beaded Doll, "Dancing Diva"

I made this little doll last night with beads on wire, wrapped around a wire form. A lot of hours for such a little doll! It's about 2-1/2" tall.

I Am The Moon

The results of a quiz, "Which Tarot Card Are You?" that I picked up at Rachel Kitterman's blog. A link to the quiz is below. The result for me ("The Moon") seems appropriate, although the moon face in the illustration looks rather angry! (No the image is not mine ... it's by Stevee Postman.) Just a fun exercise.
The Moon Card
You are the Moon card. Entering the Moon we enter
the intuitive and psychic realms. This is the
stuff dreams are made on. And like dreams the
imagery we find here may inspire us or torment
us. Understanding the moon requires looking
within. Our own bodily rhythms are echoed in
this luminary that circles the earth every
month and reflects the sun in its progress.
Listening to those rhythms may produce visions
and lead you towards insight. The Moon is a
force that has legends attached to it. It
carries with it both romance and insanity.
Moonlight reveals itself as an illusion and it
is only those willing to work with the force of
dreams that are able to withstand this
reflective light. Image from: Stevee Postman.

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Day 13 DD - Self Portrait

After seeing Rachel Kitterman's beautiful self-portrait, I thought I'd attempt one too. Not quite what I was going for, but better than I'd hoped ... for a non-draw-er!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Fantasy Self-Portrait

Here's my "Fantasy Self Portrait", originally created for the Quilting Arts Magazine challenge. Mine wasn't selected for publication, but that doesn't change the fact that I had a lot of fun creating it.

The title is:
"Help! I'm Trapped Inside A Fat Lady!"

Day 11 DD - Heartburn Doll

Well, obviously, I drew this while fighting a bout of heartburn. Daniel Gregory encourages you to sketch with an ink pen, not a pencil, and to attempt no erasures ... just re-draw the line where you think it should be. For some reason, I'm enjoying the drawing process more with the pen than with the pencil ... maybe because it makes me feel a bit reckless! Gonzo Artist ... yeah, that's me!

Day 10 DD - Desert

I haven't drawn since I was in 5th grade, so why shouldn't my drawings look like they were made by a 5th grader? Here's my version of a desert lizard.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Day 9 DD - photo-play

The first picture shows my digital collage of 5 separate images. I attempted to meld the images well enough that the viewer can't tell where the images are added. (In case you're wondering, the separate images are: the large pink flower on the left with the tree; the little girl, the green blossom at the bottom, the rose in the little girl's hands, and the 3 roses floating in the air.)

The second picture shows the same collage, but I removed most of the color and selectively added some floral color back in. Not sure which one I like better ... the first one is certainly "prettier", but the second one is more delicate, I think.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Day 8 DD - another experiment

Here is another piece I started in Anne Eckley's workshop. Collage on paper and fabric, then machine-stitched. I didn't like the triteness of the paper hearts, until I saw how much different it looked by turning it on end, like this. Still not my favorite, but better. Finally finished stitching it today.