Today was one of those days when I wasn't quite so sure what I would make.
It was the kind of day when you start something and it evolves into something completely different.
I kind of like days like this though,
I've never been one of those people who respond very well to being 'told' what to make or paint etc,
I always struggled a bit with this back in the days of art college.
Of course I'm more grown up about it now, and I can adapt.
After all, if I'm wanting to start selling my stuff, then I'm going to have to do a little market research and make what people want, or possibly what I'm told to.
Anyway, back to what I was saying...
Todays little 'project' started off as an art doll, possibly on a Christmas theme.
But as I was merrily scrunching my newsprint and getting inky fingers, I remembered about a reader challenge that I'd read about on the Stampington magazine's website.
It was to make a 'shelf sitter', and it could be made of anything and any size.
As one of my 'arty dreams' is to be published in one of Stampington Magazines I thought
'Go for it Rachelle".
I've never had the self-confidence to send any work off before,
but one of my wishes for 2012 is to get myself published so I'm going to give it a whirl.
Here's my little 'shelf sitter'
I made a little nose too.
I used masking tape this time, no reason why, but I have noticed that it's started to come un-stuck and will need securing with cellotape.
This is the head attached to the body... look at my glamorous backdrop.
Tea light bottom.
I used an empty tea light tin for the base
(I knew saving these would be a good idea someday)
I made legs and arms the same way as the body.
I crossed the legs and taped them together to hold firm.
Sitting on my new art tubs,
The next thing that I'll do tonight is to re-cover the whole little figure with cellotape.
Nightmare yes, but I'm learning all the time, I'll be quite good soon with all these mistakes.
Here's another little look at yesterday's 'Eccentric Lady'
after I twiddled about with her on Instagram.
'she noticed the beautiful'
Follow your Dreams.
p.s. the 'Follow your Dreams' image can be found on www.friendship-quotes.com