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« on: July 31, 2010 03:16:38 PM »

Good Lord I haven't been here in fo-evah! Last swap was Jan of this year and I've missed it! But...the trade off was getting a real job and making enough money to move back to the SF Bay Area. In the end, the trade off is worth the time away.

I realized though that I had been doing swaps here but haven't been posting my work over here to share once it is all done and over with. I love sharing over here as I enjoy seeing everyone else's work and hearing what others who do what I do think of my work.

I'm sharing a piece I did for a IYP swap here in December. spookshowbaby77 invited me to be her partner, of which I was eternally grateful. I have swapped several times with Kerry and have enjoyed each time. She's my all-time favorite swap partner.

I posted this on my Flickr, so the below is excerpted from that posting:

Embroidered piece of artwork done for craftster swap (IYP with spookshowbaby77). Crayon and watercolor tinted, hand embroidered. It's probably my first piece that wasn't mostly traced and then embroidered.

While the artwork is true to the original iconic painting, because I used Blythe's face as the base I had to completely rework the entire thing to look proportionate. I am not an "artist" so doing this is not my forte usually. Note: My brother reworked the hands as I was having a dicken of a time reworking them to look "correct."

Kerry, my partner who is receiving this, loves dolls and had many on her "favorites" here on Flickr. She also had a couple of Lady of Guadalupe statues in her favorites as well, so as I was perusing all of her information to come up with an idea of what to do for this swap I had a flash of...well, I hope it was brilliance..because the idea came together perfectly at that moment.

If you look closely you might note that the angel below Blythe's feet was reworked slightly to make him look like Elvis. Sacreligious? Absolutely I'm sure.

The piece was sent to her as a raw piece of artwork for her to do what she wants with it. I hope she likes it as much as I do. :-)

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010 03:45:11 PM »

woah, great take on a subject that's been done a lot! I love the colors too! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010 04:57:09 PM »

for some reason she reminds me of Stewie ...hehe nice work!

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010 05:20:33 PM »

Crazy cool piece!  I love the tinting.  You did a wonderful job creating your own unique design.  Glad you posted it here, too, I always forget to look at the swap galleries.

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010 08:17:14 AM »

That is very cool!

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