Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sugar Plum

Cutting it VERY close, I've finished the final piece for my December show. Well, almost done, she might get a little extra somethin' somethin' today. ANYWAY here is my Sugar Plum Faerie.

She is not plum coloured but she is very sweet and sparkly. Here are a few of her details...

The canvas has been covered with vintage hymnal sheets. There are three painted birds on the piece: a European robin, a chickadee and a Junco. All are lovely little birds that remind me of winter.

There are several pinkish paper roses on the piece which I made from coffee filters.

Seven glittering stars dot hold up a gauze swag. The stars are corrugated cardboard. You can see here that 'frame' is created using scrapbook paper (mostly Graphic 45).

At the faeries feet there are some red spotted toadstools. There were made from an old book cover and scarps of canvas.

You can't really tell from the photos but the piece is quite glittery. I think it's a lot of fun and very sweet. It's also HUGE and the biggest piece I've ever done! Take a gander at the size of this gal...

That's 3' x 4' of Sugar Plum goodness.

If you happen to be near Cobourg tomorrow I'll be installing the show at Impresario in the evening. There's a VIP shopping event taking place downtown and there'll be lots to see and do if you're looking for something nice to do on a Friday night.

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! I hope your holidays are starting off just right, filled with loads of loveliness.