Friday, March 17, 2006

Finished!

I wanted to use these pink fabrics, but the end result is just too pink. Still, I enjoyed playing with this piece, and it turned out better than I thought it would as it progressed step by step.








The little bird is a piece cut from the wet felted experiment. The front was pink, the back and edges were yellow. It has a slightly more textured effect that fabric, so I snipped a small piece from the edge and applied to the tree limb.


















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16 comments:

  1. Isn't too pink for me...I rather like it!

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  2. Jen, the woman looks a little "unsettled" to say it with tact.

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  3. and since she is w/o feet, it makes me think she is a ghostly character...ummmm.

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  4. She is definitely other-worldly...come back to haunt the house 100 years later. But there is something fragile about her that makes me hope she was happy in her previous life.

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  5. I like it...if you made more, you could have a sort of storyboard. For certainly, there is a story here. Nice "folk art" feel!

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  7. I'm trying again... the links didn't work.

    Karoda, Marion, Rayna, & Mary -- She was loosely based on some folk art I saw recently -- but I think I should have probably stayed closer to the artist's interpretation. She used "cypress knees" for bodies, twigs for arms, and Spanish moss for hair. Her figures are wild and vibrant, mostly very thin, and tall. Here is one of Jerry Wray's Lake People. And here.

    From vibrant, cheerful, and in-your-face, she became a little disturbing and ghostly and PINK. :)

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  8. oh this is beautiful. I love her dress and her hair, the background, the little bird. I think she seems like a lost woman who might be finding herself in nature..
    I am so glad that you left a comment on my blog so that I could come here this morning. (and thank you for the book recommendation. I haven't read that one yet and looked it up on amazon - it looks fantastic and I am adding it to my list of library books to check out - thanks!)

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  9. Hi there & nice to meet you, Jen! Thanks for stopping by & for the compliment.

    This piece doesn't seem too pink for me, but if she does to you - just a thought - what about maybe maybe adding an additional dark border? Bleck or brown - I can't tell which would be a better match.

    I like the figure's face - she seems vulnerable & maybe ancient. Nice work!

    Best, Neasa

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  10. Good grief - my spelling - can you tell I'm sleep deprived? LOL

    *going to bed now before I type again*

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  11. Jen - I like the collage-style, fun and playful. The pink reminds me of the Benadryl I've been taking for allergies!

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  12. I don't know about you, but I can take everything (esp. art stuff) way too seriously sometimes. This is just plain fun! I love it.

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  13. Wow. I think it's simply stunning.

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  14. Jen, it's charming. I like the colors.

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  15. She kind of looks a little like I feel right now. Green around the gills and having a bad hair day. But this piece is really truely delightful and so whimsical.

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  16. love your tree... the entire piece is great!! PP

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Good to hear from you!