a Valentines Day tail
(yes I am spelling it that way on purpose)
Once upon the time there was a statue
who was very lonely.
She had lots of sparklies strewn around her neck
So most days she spent being stoic
and resigned to her uneventful life.
But one fine spring day
her owner threw open the windows
to let the lovely spring day make its way
into the winter home.
And at that very same time a crow saw the open window
and spotted the sparklies...
and she called her mate to check it out
as it was nest building time.
So they asked the lonely bust
if they could use some of her treasures
for their nest
and they promised to visit often to tell her
of their 'tails' to far away places.
And of course she answered 'evermore'.
I just couldn't resist...
"But the raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust spoke only that one word,
as if his soul in that one word he did outpour...
then the bird said, "Nevermore".
This project was an assignment from Misty Mawn's on-line class.
I started with a magazine page and it just went from there.
I loved working on the texture of the bust
juxtaposed with the jewelry.
(used lots of stamps including a crackle stamp -
a technique I learned from one of Misty's classes at ArtFest)
Here is the first step
with the magazine picture from House Beautiful.
Just sent this piece to Misty.
When it returns I will mount it to a wood base
and probably add real beads and cross necklaces to it.