Friday, December 5, 2008

Mind Wide Open Challenge

The image that Gail choose to use this time was so haunting. I just had to work with it. Thought I would stretch myself and do a little "steampunk". That was a challenge too! The prompt word for this piece was "Beginnings".
I copied the picture and applied it to a masonite board. For the prompt word, I choose a dragonfly symbolizing re- birth or new beginnings. The home is also for beginning of her life; where she was born. The sunflower grows where the soil has been disturbed. So it too signifies a beginning. New earth being tilled.

The gears and buttons signify a coming of an age and she is "Daddy's Doll". She is the first born and is the beginning of the family.
I used pastel chalks, transparencies, brass gears, and porcupine quills, handmade paper, lace and buttons. I love using the quills...they added much needed texture to the piece.
I hope you enjoy the piece as much as I did working on it.


Bevie said...

SueAnn I love what you did with this challenge...I have yet to start mine...better get hopping don't you think? (((hugs)))


Hi SueAnn gorgeous art as usual I see. I also entered the Mind Wide Open and isnt it just the most charming of pictures to work with. Ive nominated you too for the Lovely Blog Award. Please go to my Blog and have a look see if you wish to accept. smiles Michelle

Paper Cat Designs said...

WOW! I am impressed with how thoughtfully this piece is put together and enjoyed reading about it.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie