Have you ever noticed something in your work that you didn’t like, and suddenly that’s all that you can see? Well that’s what happened to me with my wise virgin. I noticed that her breasts were decidedly lopsided. The poor girl needed radical surgery, and for my peace of mind, she needed it at once.
Lots of fiddling about was needed. It’s surprising how much is involved to move that small section down a bit, but finally she looks much better.
The other area of struggle has been the centre of the left side of her skirt (my left). She’s holding it back, but it just looks like a mish mash. I reduced the light section to see if that helped….….and it does, especially when viewed from a distance, but I’m still not satisfied with it. It will get makeover later when I have a better idea of what I want to do with it.
I love the wild head of hair on this lady , and wanted to do it justice. My first choice of colours was too drab and bah, …..so I dug in my bits and pieces for something to give it more pizazz., and I came up with this
I like how just the hints of orange and pink bring her hair to life… In the meantime, the background has been on my mind. I had several ideas, including being on a path with a misty background, a medieval castle in the background, doing a total disconnect with an abstract background of some sort…or?…. Then for some reason, I thought of having them stand in an arch, and immediately went in search of ideas for an “arch to suit”. These three caught my eye…..
To find out how it might look, I cut out pictures of two left over virgins (not the ones I chose to use) ….….then posed them in front of the arches…..Arch number two I eliminated right away. Down to this one….…..or this one….……and the winner is this last one. I like the stone blocks, and the greenery hanging down.
I have no intention of doing anything more than use the basic ideas and shapes, (I think the car would really spoil the effect don’t you?) The potential sky colour is another problem to solve in the future, but I am having so much fun with this. Gee I love rug hooking!
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