Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Velvet and Brass Mesh

This is a little 5"x7" piece that I did with one of my Yahoo art groups. The idea was to treat a leaf in a new way. Last year I used some oak leaves and printed them onto black pique fabric. I painted the leaves gold then pressed the leaf into the fabric. It looked pretty cool, but I didn't know what to do with the cloth. The fabric sat around in a drawer for a year, so I pulled it out, cut some leaves, then layered them on a background of black velvet (recycled from an 80s ballgown...yes, I did go to some fancy parties way back when) and contrasted that with some sewable, 100% brass mesh fabric. Kind of a tribute to Krystle Carrington and Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan Dexter...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Well, there was a snafu and this pix got unattached from the post. Here is the redheaded version of me.

Do Redheads Have More Fun?

Over the years I have toyed with the idea of becoming a redhead. My hairdresser nixed that idea, and since I respect her opinion, decided to do a virtual makeover. So...I took a photo (snapped by my brother Kendall at a wedding a couple years ago) and made myself kind of redheaded. It looks pretty weird, so I guess my hairdresser was right.

This was done by printing a photo from the computer onto Avery printable cotton, then overpainting it with watersoluble oil pastels, and machine stitching.