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« on: January 27, 2013 07:48:15 PM »

I am creating this piece for our Local Arts Society to display in one of our exhibit halls.  So far, the background is all textured papers, then painted over that.  The palm tree is hand embroidered wool felt.  I haven't attached it yet, but plan to after I hand embellish the palm fronds a bit with some thread.  What else does it need?  maybe seagulls?  a beach chair beside the tree? 
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013 08:02:28 PM »

a starfish or maybe a sand castle.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013 08:06:25 PM »

I think a sand dollar or a shell would look nice.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 08:40:47 PM »

I'm thinking if u can get some iridescent blue sequins, have a mermaid propped sat up next to that palm tree and use the sequins to make her tail, it would echo that amazing blue that's in the sea x


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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013 10:42:17 PM »

I think a sand dollar or a shell would look nice.

I agree Smiley I love what you've done so far!

There is also a seahorse or sea turtle. Possibly ocean waves or foot prints in the sand?

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013 10:48:00 PM »

Maybe just a beach chair from behind with some feet peeking out to give it a story. Smiley
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013 10:18:28 AM »

I think keeping the details simple, perhaps all in felt, will maintain the cohesion of the piece. I like the idea of a beach chair under the tree with a little felt cocktail on the armrest, as if someone will be returning to the scene at any moment.

BTW, I looooove how you did the background! It looks downright delicious Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013 12:02:58 AM »

seagulls yes... maybe a fin coming out of the water a bit or part of the shape of a dolphin.. just shooting some ideas out there. But so far its amazing the colors are beautiful, you have combined everything beautifully, i'm sure the end result will be great! 
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