Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mermaid Skinny and Clementine Design

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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

7 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful mermaids and your collages in the "Dali" style are brilliant. You really have captured that style with elegance! Bravo!

Becca said...

Ok, I love that Botocelli mermaid and I'm so looking forward to the fabric versions of your collage! The Dali-esque digital collages are great...something to take my mind away. Thanks for sharing this.

Terri Kahrs said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your mermaid pieces unfold, Trudi. Your pieces always have the most luscious color combos! Can't say that I'm much of a Dali fan, but I do admire the new pieces. You always have something wonderful in the works! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Kim Palmer said...

Can't wait to see the stitched versions of the mermaids they look like they are great choices Trudi! Love the surreal work, it really pops!

La Dolce Vita said...

love the mermaids and the Dali-esque pieces are very cool!!

Healing Woman said...

Can't wait to see the cloth version of Boticelli's design.

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous mermaids; can't wait to see the fabric versions! xxoo