These are oldish, I made them this summer. They were a pain in the butt, but fun too, so I have this love-hate relationship with them
I handpainted and sewed all of them, they're your basic rectangle-sewed-in-half sort of bag, so nothing fancy there.
Here they are, in all their splendor...ish:The "Hawaii"
Took me all day to make those damned lines! >_<' I had to use tape because I can't freehand straight lines even if the fate of the world depended on it -_-' And I promise it looks a lot better live than in the picture.The "Moulin Rouge"
The only thing painted on is the red background. All the black trimmings are either lace (a different type for the top, bottom, and stripes) or satin ribbon (the narrower trimming the top lace, the medium on the bottom lace and the wider on the crossed pattern on the middle).
I truly enjoyed making this one because a) I really love corsets, b) I love sewing and c) it turned out really great.The "Die Blumen"
This one's my favourite.
Firstly, I painted the drawing in black, to become the background shadow, and then overlayed with golden paint.
The text simply says "the flowers" in german (or so I was told
I think this one might have been the most complex.
Because I'm clinically insane, I decided to make it the most accurate as possible, in comparison with the original.
Obviously, I cheated a bit along the way and took some artistic liberties regarding color. The face didn't turn out that well, either, since the image I had wasn't big enough, so the whole thing had to be freehanded.
But I assure you those are the correct hieroglyphs, and that's something I'm really proud of. Well, at least I proved to be a very patient and persistent person... -_-'
On a side not, Maat (pronounced Muh-at) is the Egyptian Goddess of justice and law, and also in charge of the changing of the seasons and of the stars. Her image would be depicted on sarcophagi for the protection of the dead (the deceased wold have his heart weighted on a scale before Osiris, against a feather that represented Maat. If the heart was heavier than the feather, it would be eaten and the deceased would be damned).
The original image where this part has come from also includes on the right the Goddess Isis, sitting, and the God Horus leading Queen Nefertari, wife of Ramses, to them, and it can be found on her tomb in the Queen Valley.The "Flowery"
Boy, this one was annoying.
It consists on painted flowers that then were embroidered over with a contrasting colour. All of that embroidering took me a day and a half to complete, but it turned out kinda cute in the end.The "Matryoshka"
Well, it just had to be done, didn't it? :p
Actually, I was lacking ideas but wanted to do something with strong colours and that didn't take me too long, so the matryoshka came along. She's really cute. Unfortunately, as I was painting with my mp3 on, one of the ear phones fell and did that little black paint-dragging-mark
On top, it's written "Matryoshka" in cyrilic characters.