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?