Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Gypsy that Never Was

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Yesterday I printed my watercolor experiment onto cloth and began to embellish 'her' with beads, machine stitching and embroidery.  If I had little bells, I'd sew them on as she is beginning to take on the life of a gypsy, to me.  Either that or a hallucination of Whistler's Mother LOL.  I realize looking at her, my affinity to these colors is no doubt a result of my recent trip to Mexico where 'color' is as much of scenery as the ocean is.

Here's a few 'macros' to showcase my progress with her so far...




























Here she is with the early morning sunlight casting shadows on her as she waits patiently for me to adorn her.  She may have to wait awhile as the weather looks promising today and I will be venturing outside to experiment with applying turpentine to National Geographic pages, a technique I've been waiting for warm weather to try.








12 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Delicious tidbits, Trudi! You've whetted my appetite for more! Enjoy your experiments today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Laura said...

Yes, wouldn't little, little bells be so nice for her? She looks so thoughtful in the morning light. Trying to decide with which treasures next she will adorn herself.

Lori said...

This is super fantastic! Your stitching is perfection! Just great details!

Healing Woman said...

Bravo! Your muse is starting to look fabulous. Love the adornments.
I am also going to try that National Geographic trick with the Citra solve. Sounds fun and messy.

icandy... said...

simply gorgeous!!!!!!
ox
christina

Debby said...

Gorgeous, love the colors, where the heck do you find the time girl?
Debby

Chris said...

Okay: WOW.

Marilyn Rock said...

The beading is wonderful!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This turned out really well Trudi. Love the bold colours.

Gaby Bee said...

This piece is absolutely stunning. Love the beading!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your gypsy woman is exquisite. I love the love that you put into your work, and your creativity, AND the way you photograph using different angles...have a beautiful weekend, roxanne

Viola said...

Absolutely stunning piece, Trudi!!!