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« on: August 15, 2006 07:17:22 PM »

So I have been trying to motivate myself to work on new and different projects lately, to stretch my legs, artistically speaking.  It's nice to force yourself into someone else's idea and see what you come up with.  That said, I found www.thenippleproject.com and thought it would be the perfect opportunity for a little project.  Of all the examples they show on their website, none of them seem to deal with what nipples are really for: breastfeeding.

The text on the left nipple reads "When I began to nurse my newborn, my nipples cracked and bled.  Every time I nursed, it felt like razor blades on my nipples.  It was excruciating pain."  The right nipple reads, "But I continued and the pain stopped.  At times my milk was so plentiful, it poured out my nipples.  In all, I nursed the baby a year and a half."

They are mixed media.  I cut circles out of gessoed canvas and painted them. Then I made bias tape out of fabric scraps and sewed it along the edges.  The nipples are also fabric.  The text was inked on last.

I have really fallen in love with these babies and am beginning to wonder if I will be able to part with them.....

I wish the colors in the photo had turned out better.  The border on the right one is really hot pink, not red.

p.s. there's a craftalong for this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=112623.0
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006 07:27:52 PM »

prettiest nipples I've ever seen!! Grin

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1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006 06:21:54 AM »

Love 'em, especially since you used some really powerful words in addition to your crafting skills. I fancy myself a wordsmith, so I can really appreciate that.


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