This piece has flaws. Most of my pieces have flaws, this one just has some big ones. It is disappointing when you spend a great deal of time on a piece only to muck it up in the end . . . which I did with this one. I'm going to point out the flaws in my flickr (which you can see here http://www.flickr.com/photos/10516787@N06/3541207640/ ) because it is easier to do there than here - be sure to look at the note squares on the piece. Flaws and all, here it is . . .
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 5/17/09
This is an 8 x 10 collage, large for me, using a body from flickr's goldengreyblue, a face from kumareeboo.etsy.com, a house from collagevisions.etsy.com, wings from greatmusings.com, and boots scanned from a magazine. The hat was made using a combination of images from flickr's takeabreak and wackystuff. The face and body were hand-colored after printing with ink and pastel. All were printed and hand trimmed and arranged on a back ground using a floor from the public domain and a sky from flickr's Dogtired.
Do you get it, kinda? She's the fly, swatting houses. I decided not to do this piece over because it has already lost my attention span. In fact, that is probably why I mucked it up - should have "measured twice, cut once" as my hubby says. I slapped it together at the end. I shouldn't have put off gluing it down. This has been in the works since Friday morning and laid out since yesterday and I kept finding other things that needed to be done other than art so I kind of got in a hurry to finally finish it.
This weekend was busy with the mundane. Nothing exciting but every minute used albeit not in art ways. I am WAY behind on my friends' work and flickrs and blogs. I'll work on it tonight and tomorrow . . . cuz I miss you all! It's going to be a busy week getting ready to leave in less than a week! I'll try to get a few more pieces, visits, and posts done and then I'm shutting down until after I get to through Dad's surgery. Hope you had a great and creative weekend!