Tuesday, September 18, 2012

putting the pieces together...

or actually...
the art parts...

here's how this project developed...

I had finished some projects for Ranger & 
I was cleaning up my mess...
and trying to avoid writing the supply lists & instructions...

below are the pieces that were left over & waiting to be put away...

when I picked up the umbrella...
I saw a nose...

kind of a cartoonish nose...
but still...
a nose...
with the umbrella making hair...

see it?

the rectangles are from the art parts bookplates set...

I ended up trading in the mini crown for a flower...
but these were the pieces that inspired me...




remember the old saying...
when life gives you lemons...
make lemonade?

well it fits here too...

when life gives you leftover art parts...

make a collage!




this turned out to be a self portrait...

the umbrella is stamped with this background...

since I wear glasses, 
I snapped the Blossom Bucket glasses in half 
to fit over the eyes...

 I added the large Blossom Bucket lips, after I added some vermillion archival & stamped them with polka dots
using jet black archival...

 I added my new small star knob to accent the flower center...
they should be arriving VERY soon!

tim's screw eye holds the chain tassel to make the earring...

next...I tried to clean up again...

when I put the mini crown back in the drawer...

I spotted my large art parts lamp...

and then grabbed this new half flower...

the idea was brewing...


hmmm...

I'll give her a body...
I added my Blossom Bucket star after I painted it with the black paint dabber...

and a tiny bit of tim's new paper string to the base...


and now she looks like this...

you've heard of trophy wife...

here's a trophy artist!



so by now I bet you're thinking...
this chick has had one mojito too many...

might be true!

oh well...

sometimes (OK...most times) I over-think things...
this time I just went with what was in front of me 
& it went together easily...
I might try that more often...

I hope you try it too...
play with random pieces & see what develops!

I'm off to write up the instructions for some fun projects...
and make some flight arrangements...
I'm going to see THE QUEEN & her subjects again!

after that...
I want to...

make art!
wendy





26 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Love that you made yourself into a trophy artist! That's hilarious! Just shows how versatile those art parts are!!! x

Marijane said...

Awwwwwwww...sweet serendipity! Darling piece, Wendy. Sometimes it's best not to over-think things...just do it!

Renee said...

Wendy you never cease to amaze!

Dorothy said...

You have an incredible mind!!! Love it!

Anita Houston said...

IT'S FABULOUS! Art Parts are my favorite obsession! Love that you gave her a body! She's wonderful and inspiring!!!

Redanne said...

She is indeed a trophy! Love your thought processes on this one.

julie case said...

How fun! I love how she came together. Awesome trophy :)

Debby said...

Too cool! Lots of times there is stuff laying on the desk and it turns out to be the perfect addition to what I am working on. Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen said...

Wonderful art, Wendy! I knew there was a good reason not to be totally tidy and to have leftover things hanging around...

Kristina M. Anderson said...

How cute! I just love it! Thank you for sharing this wonderfully creative art piece!

Becky said...

Love what you have done

SusanK said...

I love making finds like that!

Eileen Bellomo said...

I love her! Cockeyed glasses and all. :))

Vic said...

Just fabulous!

Ally White Cat said...

how fun and what a wonderful piece to mantel. you can never add enough..that's the fun of it.awesome art Wendy
susan s.

octlove said...

love it...this is why you are the queen of art parts:)

Have fun in Maryland!

ellen vargo said...

Love BOTH! The self portrait is awesome! Love that you intentionally broke the glasses in half - I've had two pairs break in half accidentally getting them off the backing... get busy making those reservations... your "Queenly" fans can't wait to see you! :) Only 3 more weeks!

Ellen xxx

Shannon said...

I love this, it's ingenius. What an awesome idea!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You ... hmmmmm no ... I still see eileen. Lol. But,she IS awesome!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You, ah, no. I still see eileen. Lol. But, I do think she's fabulous!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You ... hmmmmm no ... I still see eileen. Lol. But,she IS awesome!

michelle said...

And that is why you are an artist you see things others do not. . .

Lori said...

Way cool piece made from left overs, no less! Love the creativity!

Wanda H said...

Love her!!

Theresa said...

She is FANTASTIC!! I am going to need that background stamp....I have never seen anyhing like it!!! LOVE IT!

Carol Gibson said...

Love your piece. I think
I'll run off to play with
my art parts now.