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Almost finished… July 22, 2009

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My collage/painting is nearly finished… quite proud of it so far. I think she is almost done. Does it come under mixed media? Is it a textile collage? Not really sure what genre it comes under but it has been enjoyable to do…


I’ve given her another couple of coats of red for her hair…


I have added sequins to her dress for some sparkle…


And here’s a full shot…


I think i will be finishing it off tomorrow. I did quite a bit on it this morning to make up for not getting a chance yesterday. I went to meet a friend for lunch & got back to discover my kitchen flooding… the flat upstairs was totally flooded in the bathroom & it was seeping into ours. A contractor came out & sorted everything out thank goodness, apparently another hour or two & our ceiling would have caved in! By the time I had gotten that emergency diverted I was pretty exhausted so just curled up in front of the TV when Joal got in. Now I have to head off to work so the finishing touches will definitely be done tomorrow….


Work In Progress July 21, 2009

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A not so sneaky peek at my WIP for you… I’m so pleased with it so far!


I added fabrics in white & pink to give her almost a train of material down the back of her dress.


I painted the background of the canvas in gold glitter. Its quite subtle but looks gorgeous when the sun hits it.


Skirt detail.


Decided she was a definite redhead. Used acrylic paints to colour her hair…



So now I’m just figuring out how to finish her. Acrylics to paint in her skin? Paper? Text might look interesting… Any other finishing touches? I was considering a tiara… diamante? Buttons? Metallic embroidery thread? Hhhhmmmm….

On a totally different note, I watched Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince y’day & thoroughly enjoyed it! My fella & my friend were both annoyed that it skipped parts of the book & (apparently) made other parts up but on the whole they enjoyed it too. I did find the storyline slightly disappointing (movie only, in the book it is apparently all perfectly clear) in so much as Harry has a potions book owned by the Half Blood prince which suddenly, halfway through the movie they all decide is dangerous & insist that Harry hides it, even from himself, but you have no idea why! I didn’t get it at all… the others did because they’d read the book! Anyhow, have borrowed the book to read & am quite looking forward to it.

Have to go, am off to meet a friend in town for lunch, will have a look at metallic embroidery thread whilst i’m there. *Dons Wellingtons, puts up umbrella & waves chirpily…..*