...One For the Studio...
A couple of months ago I downloaded the Spring Garden Fairies from Ten Two Studios. I love working with sheets of components to mix and match, and I love separate arms, legs, and torsos because I can pose them any way I choose. The vibrant colors in these dolls are fabulous. They are the perfect contrast for the layers of mixed yellows, umbers, and titan buff (raw titanium matte) which pick up some of the other yellows in my studio, and the glaze pen border on top of the acrylic painted pennants!
There's another great banner in my studio that Tracey Lynn Huskamp made. It's gorgeous. It says "S-T-U-D-I-O, and it's made of vintage, glided edged portrait mats and vintage glass glitter. I'll cherish it always and never replace it, but it's the same color as my wall, and after a lot of soul-searching, I really don't want to repaint the wall, even though the banner is worthy of a better background. So I came up with this companion banner. These pennants, threaded through with khaki silk ribbon, sit on the opposite wall from Tracey's banner and spell out: "My * Sanctuary". The facing banners are very different, but perfectly compliment each other.
Here's a bit of a wider view (above), and the entire piece (below).
I must apologize for the photo quality. I'm not the world's best photographer, but I clean-up well in Photoshop...or at least I could clean-up well, if Adobe would ever get my copy of CS-4 in the mail! I ordered the X-plat upgrade in May, and I'm still patiently waiting...promises, promises!
Those very few of you who are my Flickr friends have seen pics of my studio (which I will not share with everyone), so you'll know how beautifully this banner fits! And speaking of fitting in, the Crazy Amigo theme posted last Tuesday was "ladies", One Powerful Hour on Thursday asked for "favorite color", and on Friday, TGIF challenged "use words". I think the banner is a pretty good fit for all three of them!
With that now done and lots more on the horizon, I'm:
Taking a break to cook dinner for my family, then
Find something good on Hulu (last night we watched "Super-size" me--tonight we're eating organic!)
Sink deeper into the Gormanghast novels, which--I agree with the literary critics--surpasses Tolkein in both scope and descriptive detail, and then finally,
Get some much-needed rest so I can start fresh tomorrow!
Have a great day, Everyone!