Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm no angel...

Do you remember this picture from an earlier post? I think it was the end of June. After having fun doing the iconic art on Saturday, I got to thinking about angels and how much I like the angel art that is out there in bloggy land. I might as well jump in and do some too.


But the only picture I could find of a child, that had the proportions I was looking for, was ...you guessed it, me. As I said, you might remember this picture from an earlier post, so I figured I would use it and see what I came up with. I really wanted the proportions to be correct, so I (gasp, cough) traced my face onto vellum paper. I am sure the purists out there would be aghast at something like this, but hey, it's folk art, y'all. We listen to the beat of a different drummer, anyway. So, a traced face led to some crazy Betty Page type hair ( I never liked the sausage curls in this picture), the addition of a bit of Heavenly light to represent a much needed halo, and this crazy little kid became an angel.



So, that's the art for today. Take care and remember, there is a bit of angel in all of us. Let it come out, it's ok. Love yourself and all your little angels.

5 comments:

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Very cute. You always choose the best colors too.

Suzie said...

That is awesome

LuLu said...

Bonjour Susan! Thanks for stopping by my blog regularly, it is so appreciated, you have no idea! A bunch of garlic is hanging above my new computer now, just in case... Your angel is adorable! Have a great day! LuLu

marni said...

This reminds me of a young Betty Page. She was an angel too. ;)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Why would anyone be aghast by you tracing your face? You can rip a face out of a magazine, add some stuff and it is altered art. So why can't you trace your face for the basis of your angel art?

I think it is neat what you have made. It is definitely art!