Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dress form in Progress



I've made a slow but sure start in Jean Bernard's Dress Form class, mounted the form on its base, apoxied the base with shapes that strongly remind me of banana leaves......not what I intended, but I decided to live with it! Gessoed the whole thing and painted with random strokes of about six different colors! What fun that was! I'm fashioning a finial of sorts to go on top, and the rest will get covered in variegated leaf. Then it will get some floral embellishment and then on to the second half of the class which will involved creating a garment for it. Jean incorporates myriad techniques within each project, so her classes are great for keeping your interest! Stay tuned!!!!!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Oh, I love those gorgeous, gorgeous colors...and your fabulous swirling base. I can't wait to see the next step!

Linda Fleming said...

Oh Mary! I love this! Love the banana leaves even if they weren't what you intended- gives it a tropical flair and you know I love that! All you need is a gecko sitting on one of the leaves ;)

Kerry said...

I know that this will be an amazing piece when your finished, already has gorgeous colors (:

Judi W. said...

Looking good! Love the swirls of color!

HElen said...

It is coming very, very nice! Will be waiting for finished look, I know it would be great!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thats a beautiful colour Mary. I love what you are doing with it can't wait to see it all finished.

Sprite said...

Hi MOM! I can't even tell you how much I've missed visiting your blog and seeing updates!! :) Your dress form is looking great! Havent quite started mine yet but will! You're inpsiring!! Luv n' hugs, Sprite

Sprite said...

oh, come on the one time I dont hit preview first! That's ~~
You're Inspiring! :D
hee hee, Love ya! Sprite

Jacque Uetz said...

Your dress form is looking great Mary O. I love it!! I have a human size made of wire in my bedroom..one of my favorite things in the room..I can't wait to see whare you go with this one..

Fran said...

I can't wait to see your dress form finished. It's looking lovely.

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