May has flown by and the apple blossoms are floating away to make room for this year's fruit. Yesterday it was time for me to start to consider my two skinny project exchanges for June. One of the projects has an open theme, and the other, the artist has requested "Mermaids." I had conceptualized a Mermaid collage months ago, long before the one project began but decided to tweak it yesterday and last night started the sewing and embroidery for it. Mermaids haven't ever been a subject of much fascination for me, perhaps because I've grown up on the prairies! So, I borrowed from Waterhouse, as his mermaid painting is always the image that pops to mind when the word 'mermaid' is spoken. And to me, Boticelli's Venus seemed to be remarkably similar to Waterhouse's mermaid - so I'm satisfied with this concept. I'll post the cloth versions in a few days, hopefully!
Image Credits: as noted above - Frame - TumblefishStudio@DeviantScrap.com, Fish and Key - www.PaperWhimsy.com
On another note, DeviantScrap had another new designer start last week - Clementine Design. She (Clementine) created this gigantic kit called Tommy Town - too many different images to mention here and too eclectic to even describe. I was stymied to know what to create with her kit. My muse must have slept in that day - or was MIA. So I went completely off the radar and having found a photo of Dali in the Library of Congress archives, I decided to create a couple of dali-esque digital collages.
Image Credits: Dali - Library of Congress, Elephant - The Thing Finder - HolliewoodStudios@DeviantScrap.com All other images TommyTown by ClementineDesign@DeviantScrap.com