Story behind the craft:
My daughter (8 years old) had so much fun needle felting for the Feb. Felted Monster contest (see here)http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294448.0
AND was so encouraged by your comments (thank you for saying such nice things!) that she was bugging me about when the NEXT contest is...keeping in mind she entered the last one only 72 hours ago. Yikes.
I told her about the craft your favorite song challenge. She immediately went through all her favorite songs and Taylor Swift is near the top. She chose "Picture to Burn" because ever since I made my felted self-portrait (see avatar) she's been bugging me to make her one. I (gently) suggested she DIYODS.
So, the burning picture is really her self-portrait vs. the boyfriend's picture as the song lyrics suggest.
She needle felted with wool roving with a wool scarf as her substrate. (heh, I said "substrate".)
Kept her busy all afternoon! Proud Mama moment
: I really like how she blended the different colors of roving to achieve the red/orange/yellow flames and I think her eyes are done really well for how small they are. Actual size is about the size of a pea.
Although she doesn't expect to win (she said "Mom, those other entries are REALLY GOOD" and I had to explain that most entries were by crafters >8 years old, and to imagine how good she'll be with 10 years practice) she really does enjoy the confidence boost with all of the nice comments that the community leaves. THANKS!
Selected lyrics from Taylor Swift's picture to burn (if you don't have a 'tween in your house, Taylor Swift is an 17? YO country artist).
"In case you haven't heard
I really, really hate that
Stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I'm concerned
You're just another picture to burn
Burn, burn, burn, baby burn
Just another picture to burn"