how an idea for a new project can come from just about anywhere?!
This antique french bronze bust sits on a desk in my bedroom, I see her every single day.
A few weeks ago she spoke to me as I passed by...
I used her lovely face to create a single use mold. Poured putty into it and out she popped!
I think she came out slightly different than the actual bust but I love the way she looks.
She has more depth and character than the original piece, side by side they look like a younger and older version of the same woman.
An innocent teenaged girl and a wiser, more mature woman, past and present, make believe. I do tend to get lost in my work...
I placed the cast and painted face onto a hinged wooden box
within which I keep special treasures hidden.
As a last touch I added an antique carved ox bone rosette to her hair... I believe it was once a brooch, its a piece I've had tucked away for years in my junk drawer waiting for "just the right spot" for it to go!
There was a single specific moment in time when it struck me, " I just might be an artist!" And I must admit it was quite a relief. This explains everything, it all makes perfect sense now! Those frantic urges to quickly search out paper and pen, a lack of attention for the ordinary and mundane but endless patience and diligence for anything frivolous or whimsical!
Then there are those impulses bordering on near obsession with all things quirky and impractical. As my squirreled away misfit collections of the odd and interesting grew so did the desire to create, the two traveled happily hand in hand. I have always admired my sisters beautiful singing voice, although I try, I can't sing a note. I do however sing through my art! I am a contributing artist, designer and writer to Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, Somerset Life, Romantic Homes, Somerset Studio, Artful Blogging and various other magazines. I've authored several books including Fanciful Paper Projects and most recent Fanciful Paper Flowers. Stampington & Company has recently released my fourth line of rubber stamps.