Friday, December 4, 2015

Reader Appreciation Giveaway #4

EDIT: Entries are now closed!

Today's giveaway features a much, much older piece of mine, back when I was exploring the early "Petit Dolls" face-making style of Suzi Blu. Ultimately, I drifted away into my own style but I learned a tremendous amount from Suzi and to this day, I still use an abbreviated & altered version of her shading instructions to add depth to my characters' faces. This is collage and handpainted lettering on a 9x12-inch canvas board with a tiny faux pearl button and scrap of ribbon added for dimension. After all these years languishing in a drawer, she needs a home after all these years so please, if you so desire, add your name & email address in the comments.

8 comments:

DianeH said...

Michelle, the little girlie is so cute. I love your art.

Diane H
Highland, IL.

Ellyn said...

it's so beautiful & I love the saying. You have such a gift... Ellyn, ellynzins@gmail.com

Scrap Mom 23 said...

I could definetly use some hope. That quote is beautiful as is the canvas.

Brenda Lee said...

I love Suzi Blu's characters. Your lady is lovely!

Loulou in Texas said...

I agree that this sweet little girl doesn't need to languish in a drawer any longer. You always create the most expressive faces!
Have a great week-end!
Louise from New Braunfels, TX
louise78130 at yahoo dot com

Fran Gibson said...

Awesome vibrant work that matches precisely the mystery and beauty of the quote -- lovely work!

Dorlene Durham said...

Your blog is so inspiring and I love your work. And this canvas is no exception. Dorlene

Aimeslee said...

Michelle, not trying to post for the give-away, but I did want to respond to your comments about Suzi. I echo them! I took her first Petit Shabby Dolls class online and I did not really know what to make of her, her personality was so different from what I was used to and her delivery method was quite scatter-brained to me. However, I continued on and was so glad that I had. I consider her method of facial geometry to this day to be superior, as well as her shading technique as you mentioned. She is so talented and behind that ditzy exterior is one very intelligent and gifted person. You did a great job on this piece and carried her method out into the world well. Just wanted to share this with you. Thanks! xoxo, Aimeslee

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