Monday, January 05, 2009

I've Got That Naked Kinda Feeling

Ha I bet there is a word or two in that title that will set an alarm off in a cyber surfer's early alert system. I can't wait to see what kind of commercial will be waiting for me tomorrow in my comments :) I figure if you can't beat these sneaky sales people you might as well get a bit of entertainment from them!!

Okay so now about the title. I finished my combine challenge piece today. Yep I even took pictures but I'm having a real argument with myself about posting them so everyone can see them. You see I have never entered any of my work in a challenge or for that matter put it out there to be judged. I mean of course I think my creations are the Bee's knees, but that doesn't mean that regular every day Joe or Jo will think they are any thing more then macaroni art their kids made at Camp Belikeverybodyelse. Jeez something like that might just shake my confidence a bit. It's way easier to keep my creations in the shadows. I don't sell any of my work , I only make them to give friends and family as gifts or just for the pure enjoyment of creating a bit of my imagination :) This is very good for my ego and confidence I mean thankfully my friends and family would never tell me if my creation belongs on the bottom of some one's shoe!! Well at least not so I could hear them :) But to put them out there to be compared with others now that is another story. I don't know how many of you have noticed but my Bloglandian Sisters are a hugely blessed, creative, and a gifted group of women!! I mean there's Miss Lulu of Coastal Sisters her jewelry is amazing!! Not to worry Little Sis I won't be taking any work from you in this life time :) How about Laurie -Charming Designs, I would be happy to spend one day sharing her paint brush!! Oh and there is Karima Cammell- Castle in the Air, , Ulla Milbrath and Venessa Valencia-A Fanciful Twist they are blessed to still have a child's imagination :) There are sisters that truly are a renaissance artist, creating in many mediums, Jenny Doh , Linda Notts, and Dawn-The Feathered Nest. Why there isn't anyone on my inspiration list that isn't amazingly gifted!!

Therefore I have come to a decision. I'll post my creation and enter it into the two challenges, not because it is so much more creative or "better than" but rather it is mine. A reflection of my imagination, of who I am, my soul. I create because I must, it's who I am, it's what makes me happy :)

Yikes now that's a lot of saccharine, which really boils down to It's mine, I like it, if you don't... to bad ;) Yep I think that sounds more like me, don't you think. Besides if "The Emperor" can parade around in the all together so can I :) So here it is. Remember Linda's challenge was to create a charm and Eye's Wide Open was a print of a ballerina and the word forever. I used the print as the center of my charm. Then I put together a little piece I could add the charm to. I put the copy of the print we were to use at the top of my post. No matter what I did, no matter what my favorite Tech did we couldn't get a clear picture of the print when it was in the charm. The crystal is convexed so it distorts the light and on and on with more tech terms then I want to know :) But anyway in real lie at inchie size the print is the same:)

The watch was an old bracelet that I took apart (in artist terms I believe that's deconstructed) Then I soldered (but don't look it's nasty!) the three smaller rings onto the large one and then the large one to the watch.

Then I found a heart stone I attached to a crystal wishbone, and a cute maroon tassel, and hung ithem from the 3 rings I attaches to the watch. At the end of the string of blue and pink crystals I hung the charm.

Remember the charm was one that I took apart and scraped off the old painting on it. On one side of the charm is the picture of the dancer, she is on top of a piece of tatting and that is on top of a piece of black ribbon. Then I added a little red glitter heart, well I mean I have a bunch of glitter left over from the holidays and want to use it up before it ferments ;).

On the opposite side is a pair of pointe shoes I did with color pencils. They are on top of an old piece of maroon ribbon which is on top of a scrap of silk I washed. Then at the bottom I placed the word "Forever" . Then on the crystal I placed one tiny magical "diamond" that will surely grant our ballerina's wish to, dance forever!! But sadly our Ballerina must still learn that for humans there can never be "forever" Time ticks away so for us there is only NOW

Then I strung the watch on an old yellowed piece of tatting lace.

Well there it is. I enjoyed making it and in the end isn't that what really matters?? :)Have a most audacious day or evening Bloglandia depending on what part of the world you are in ;)


Lady Katherine said...

It so lovely!

Pat Winter said...

It looks like a lot of fun to wear! I love unique art jewelry I used to feel the same way about sharing my creations, but I found there were so many people who appreciated viewing my work, and the ones who didn't, I really didn't know about, so why be afraid?
I'm glad you are entering!!!!

Coastal Sisters said...

You are just amazing.....this piece is so lovely!

We all see art very differently and it really doesn't matter who does or doesn't like it. It's the joy and pride you get down in your heart and soul that makes it special. I, myself, LOVE this piece!

The Naked Man....yes, it was the "let me see if I can gross you out factor"...It's like I said, if people are going to walk around the house in ALL their glory, shut the (*insert expletive here* )first! Not everyone is a perv. *covering my mouth laughing*

Thanks for the sweet comment on my jewelry.


indybev said...

What a joyful journey of creation! I enjoyed every bit of it, and the end result is lovely. Also enjoyed your blog, by the way!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I think your creation is lovely, dearie!

The Feathered Nest said...

Pattie!!!! I LOVE IT! What a beautiful combination of gathered treasures...and all tied together with lace ~ what could be better? Good luck sweetie with your entry and you GO GIRL!! xxoo, Dawn

Linda said...

Its gorgeous Pattie! I love the way you have put all the bits and pieces together; its something to treasure.
Most importantly though you enjoyed making it - and that is what our challenges are all about.
Linda x

Rosie said...

Well done Pattie - this is such gorgeous work, and all the better for your sharing of the process too! I love the lace and what you did with the image - I'd wear it!!
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Rosie ABAA

Rustic Tarts said...

It looks wonderful Pattie - congratulations on making such a lovely piece and sharing it with us all! See, it wasn't that hard, after all was it?? It has kinda outdone my tissue paper art on my blog today....LOL!
(PS - re Dodge Tides: Tides are a result of the rise and fall of water due to the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. Generally speaking, usually two high waters and two low waters occur all over the world every day. However there are some exceptions to this which include the location, geography and atmospheric conditions of the region.
Tides are bigger around the new moon and full moon, this is when the moon is in line with the sun and the combined gravitational pull creates bigger tides. The high tide is higher and the low tides lower around these moon phases. These tides are known as spring tides and occur roughly twice a month.

Likewise, twice a month the sun and moon are at right angles to each other, hence the half moon. In this case the sun and moon work in different directions causing smaller tides. These tides are known as neap tides, the high tide is not as high and the low tide not as low as the spring tides, basically not as much water movement.

South Australia also has a "dodge tide" which occurs when there is very little water movement or the water level remains constant for the whole day.

Interesting enough only two places in the world have dodge tides, South Australia and the Gulf of Mexico.)

Jaqi said...

How beautiful, I adore the old fashioned bag thats next to it too, mmmm very nice, it all goes together so well, Jaqi

Tracy M. said...

It turned out beautifully! You should never worry about showing your creations, they are great,and pictures never due a piece justice unless you are a professional photographer.

I also liked Rustic Tarts comment about the tides. Very informative.

Have a great Day,
Tracy M.

xashee's corner said...

You did a FANTASTIC job with the charm!!! i would be proud to wear that!! You are amazing with such AWESOME talents!! thank you so much for sharing!! Hope you have a CHARM-ing day! :D

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