Sunday, January 20, 2008
Here is my Gentleman Pirate and his Parrot, Pinky, He is the result of the art doll meeting we had yesterday with our altered art group. The pattern came from Cloth Paper Scissors Winter 2006 issue, which looked very little like my finished doll. We were using feminine faces, but the fabrics I had chosen lent themselves to a more masculine doll. I don't make much art with male faces, but I got out the sharpie and altered the image with a mustache and heavier eyebrows. All handsome pirates must have blue eyes (like DH) and a little "soul patch" gives him a rakish look. A dashing red scarf completes his ensemble. Also, you may notice that he is left-handed, both hands are left-handed. I think that, in itself, is funny.
Here is an up close and personal shot of Pinky (thanks, Diann for that idea) and the Golden Earring that adorns our Gent's ear. I decided to hand sew him while I watched the Boob Tube, so he is slightly askew in some areas, but we can all relate to that. Anyway, I think he is quite the character .
As usual we had a lot of fun at the meeting and saw familiar faces, as well as a lot of new folks! I am sure this is due to the write up we had in our local paper on the group. We will be doing a gallery showing of our art next month and we are all excited about that.
I have great plans for all things artsy this coming week. I think I will work on my art journal some more and perhaps delve into making different types of backgrounds and layers, layers, layers. I am learning a new photo editing program and am also trying to find which pens work the best for mixed media journaling. I've tried paint pens (without much success), white out pens (still not what I am looking for) and now I going to try (white) gel pens. Whew, I am making myself tired just thinking about it. I love being "creative" and I really love seeing all the things my talented friends do. It is just so motivating and inspiring.
Well, I'm off to the kitchen now for decaf Constant Comment to sip whilst I read my latest fiction selection.
Don't forget, as always, we'll talk soon. TA, TA.