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« on: February 05, 2008 05:23:46 AM »

I made a muse for the poetry swap a while back,and my daughter asked me to make her one for christmas.She decided she wanted a muse of miscellaneous thing,like the children's book Miss Alanius.
She started off as a jones soda bottle,shaped with tinfoil,covered with tissue and glue,sparkly tissue for the top layer.Scrape cotton for her head,stuffed with cotton balls(i'm out of batting),stiffened with white glue,a pencil inside to hold her head up proudly,and her body full of beans for a little weight.Beads and earrings and a yarn remnant for hair and features-her ivy clasp for the cloak is an old dangly earring.The cloak is scrape velveteen,trimmed with white bias tape in lieu of ermine,and covered with miscellaneous objects as per my daughter's request.
her front-I have to lay things on the scanner,so they're  not great pics

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the one I made for the poetry swap


The poetry one is glued to the top of a tin I painted blue.I like the miscellaneous one better.Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008 09:26:39 AM »

I like both of them!  I love your clever use of materials and their quirky little faces.  Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008 02:01:29 PM »

Thanks! You can't really see it well,but the starry eyed one has a heart shaped bead for her mouth.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008 02:51:42 PM »

Those are really pretty! I really like the second one!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008 04:14:02 PM »

Thank you! they're fun to make.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008 10:16:02 AM »

That is so unique and pretty.  I know this is a stupid question, but I have seen the word "muse" a couple of times, but I am not sure what that is?  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008 05:12:58 PM »

I can't give you a textbook definition, but it's from greek/roman mythology. A female spirit that inspires one,tfor example the muse of music,poetry,ect-I know they had specific names. In more general terms I've heard writers talk about being inspired by the muse,or having writer's block and needing a muse.
Since my daughter liked the poetry muse i did for a swap,I had to promise I'd make her one. She loves the kid's book Miss Alanius, so she asked for the muse of miscellaneous things.Which is why she has a cape covered in doodads. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008 02:04:10 AM »

Thank you for your explanation.  That is actually pretty cool and now I am in the know.  And again, that muse is darling.   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008 04:07:59 AM »

Thank you so much!
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