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Monday, September 12, 2011

Orange Mary

Yeah, couldn't think of a good name for this piece of C.R.A.P (Creative Repurposed Awesome Piece). So we'll just call her Orange Mary or Mary Sunrise?? Why do I feel the need to name my C.R.A.P?

 I have this amazing friend, Louschell, and she keeps harassing me about blogging more.  In order to get her to shut up, I am working on it.  You see, she's an avid runner, which you can read about here, and I have let her down in my attempts to be a runner. (I don't run unless something is chasing me)  So, I will have to build her faith in me by being a better blogger.

This piece of C.R.A.P literally evolved out of nothing.  I needed some filler in my shop Peepkeeps.  The box had been hanging around for at least a year and it was covered in some lame scrap paper. I had pulled the paper off and applied some texture and paint a month or so ago, but was still uninspired. UNTIL... a necklace I was wearing broke.

You can't see the texture on the box very well, but it's a stucco finish.  I painted it orange and then used a purple ink to bring out some of the deeper ridges and add shadow.  The gray strands of mica is the necklace that broke, and leaning up against the box is a broken key chain that's been hanging in the junk drawer for a couple of years.

I was originally going to use the strands whole, and wrap them around.  That didn't give the effect I wanted.  I glued the individual mica pieces in random directions, and they ended up looking like rocks or boulders.  So, Mary looks like she's hanging out at the top of a cliff.  Then, I finished it off with some dots of white paint.  I think she needed to be more graphic.  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Proud Mary. And I love it. And I like to see your stuff, that's why I want you to blog more!