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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012 08:28:07 AM »

Every day I take joy in seeing creativity.  Today this was it.
Thank you.  beautiful work.  Unique and inspiring.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012 08:41:18 AM »

Graceful. Beautiful.

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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012 09:11:46 AM »

i don't even know what to say.
this is ridiculously perfect. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012 10:54:04 AM »

Is there anything you can't do amazingly well?  This is so neat!
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012 11:29:50 AM »

This is hauntingly creepy.  Something about birds and skeletons together... both seem pretty harmless on their own... but when they join forces it's just not right!

It's horrible and beautiful at the same time.  A piece that will definitely stay with me.
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012 11:37:42 AM »

Thank you, all, for your kind comments.

Did you make that skeleton, or distress one?

Oh, bother -- I cut & pasted & edited this from my blog, but I apparently deleted the bit about the skelly -- she's from a halloween garland.  She started out covered in a thick layer of some sort of plaster-y material that hid a lot of her details -- I stripped that off to reveal her delicate white bony self.  I then distressed her whiteness.  I've used one of these skeletons before and I described the process here: http://www.microjivvy.com/sweet-skeleleton-surprise

Previously, I articulated a skelly by cutting it a part and inserting wires at the joints (I needed some "movability").  For this one, I used the heat of a candle to either "soften and twist" her or to heat a needle I then used to "solder" her joints in position.

This really should be in an art gallery- or worn on a hat to show her off to the world Wink

Oh, yes yes yes... "worn as a hat" is the most fabulous idea!   Grin
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012 11:42:47 AM »

Thanks for that skelly info!

BTW, I think the second full-body shot of this piece is so incredibly beautiful. You really nailed it with her posture.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012 11:44:54 AM »

I am the incredibly proud owner of this. It's incredible. Completely, breathtakingly, obscenely, incomprehensibly beautiful. I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I was paired with Microjivvy in this swap (and to be honest, utterly bloody terrified because what on Earth could I make that wouldn't completely pale into insignificance next to Microjivvy's overwhelming talent). But holy bananas batman. This is utterly phenomenal. I have pretty much run out of superlatives to use. Besides the staggering skill, creativity, beauty and everything else visually apparent, she proved to be a fantastic swapper by completely nailing it in terms of figuring out my tastes.
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012 11:46:35 AM »

All I can say, charlieandwillow, is that you'd better guard her carefully. Someone might be tempted to snatch that away from you! Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012 11:50:45 AM »

All I can say, charlieandwillow, is that you'd better guard her carefully. Someone might be tempted to snatch that away from you! Cheesy
You'll have to get past my attack-child first Cheesy
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