As I mentioned on the last post, I'm heading up to the Remnants of the Past Sale to help Amy in her booth this weekend. I've made the painful decision to let go of a few of my special pieces that I've made over the years, in order to reinvest in my art, and am planning on bringing them along to the show. But then I thought I should let you know, in case any of you are interested, as you're my peeps after all, and therefore, you should get first dibs. These crowns were published in Crowns and Tiaras. They're for decorative use only. The beaded beauty above took me about 1,000 hours haha. Ok, not that many, but it sure seemed like it. She's wonky, but that adds to her charm for me. I love the details:
And this French Brocante crown below was on the cover of the book it was made for.
I remember being wildly inspired by a recent trip to Wendy Addison's Theatre of Dreams when I made it, and even used a precious piece of antique burnt orange velvet on the inside (hard to see on the orange pillow, but it's there) that I bought from her. This crown has a little bit of magic weaved into her wire. And all the blood I shed from the chicken wire has been bleached off (just kidding, but man, that chicken wire is hard to work with!) Here's the back:
Then for a queen of a different sort, I was involved in another fun project based on Marie Antoinette. I was inspired to create a dress board, imagining Marie approving her gown before the making. This art piece graced the cover of Somerset Studio long ago.
All these pieces hold a special place in my heart, but I'm commited to making some of my new dreams come true, and the truth of the matter is, lots of the things in my way take money, whether it be hiring a serivce, or required technology, or materials, so if I have to let them go to earn it, I will. Doesn't most big growth include a good deal discomfort? It's good for me, I think. And speaking of letting go and growth, I'll get to see my college girl this weekend. Amy didn't have to twish my arm into joining her when I knew I'd be able to see my girl! Hope to see some of you there too, and to those I won't: hope you have a great weekend!