This is what I look like right know! This picture is taken last week – partly because I needed a picture for ARTastic’s July challenge and partly because I’ve been thinking about changing my signature picture to one where I’m not looking so “working-serious”. So my husband was commanded into the garden to take a picture of me. In the meantime our daughter climbed on my legs and demanded to come up in my arms. The result was quite acceptable given that my husband isn’t used to photograph, I don’t like to be photographed, and the quite chaotic situation…
ARTastic’s challenge is to be inspired by the painting “Octoroon Girl” by Archibald Motley. According to the challenge you shall use red and maroon colors (monochromatic), a picture of yourself, and include a hat or gloves.
I used maroon mist and dark brown ink to create the background. The amazing crochet flower is made by Maggie and was part of June’s Guest Designer RAK Prize at ARTastic that I was fortunate to win! The center of the other flower was also part of the prize! Just the right colors for the challenge - did Maggie know about the upcoming challenge? ;) The rest of the flower as well as the doilies are cut with a die.
“My hat” is on this posing lady. I also added some trim, filmstrip and bling.
These marvelous butterflies that changes colors from orange to maroon depending on the light are from K & Company.
Thank you SO much for looking!