Saturday, January 24, 2009

Long-legged Girls with Skinny Legs and Little Heads

I invited my sister Penny to take a look at my blog. She is going to wish she did! The title of this post is from an Alvin Ailey quote. In her younger years, my sister was kinda gangly - I thought it fit.

"I'm attracted to long-legged girls with
skinny legs and little heads."
--Alvin Ailey
Still unfinished, the focus of today's multi-media project includes a vintage picture of my sister, Penny (nickname). I rescued the picture from a group photo taken of Penny's 5th grade class. Imagine...that expression is still on every picture that was distributed to Mr. Thompson's 1962 class (remember when school pictures were free). My Mom always kept her "greased up" and well dressed...but that expression - PRICELESS!

I started out by repurposing some wallpaper as background that Sherry Goodloe from "Got Art" repurposed as package wrap when I purchased an item from her Etsy Shop "Got Art". That was cool, but I had a heck of a time trying to get it to stay stuck to the canvas.

I didn't use any molding paste on this piece...I'm already sorry. Is it too late?

I will update you on my paper clay adventure and tell you more about this project tomorrow! Don't forget to join in the One World ~ One Heart fun!


Sherry Goodloe said...

Love how this piece is turning out Lezlei! Has Penny seen it yet? I don't see a comment here from her :)

I think if you had wet the back of the wallpaper with water you would have had an easier time with it.

And as for it being too late for molding paste? Well, you know ME and molding paste. LOL I say "go for it!" *smiles*

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