Friday, January 25, 2008

Madonna of the Blues, a work in progress, part two


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I've stitched. I've beaded. I've back her with batting and some thick, stiff interfacing stuff (can't remember what it's called), cut her out , and turned the edges under. She's now a really big appliqué. Madonna of the Blues is now ready to audition possible backgrounds. I'd like to say I know where this project is headed...but I'm not sure! I'm thinking "frame" not "quilt". Hmmm?

(Heat transferred paints and crayon on polyester, hand stitched and beaded. Current size: 25" x 19"...finished size is anyone's best guess!)

15 comments:

clevelandgirlie said...

WOW Susan - SHE IS SPECTACULAR!!!
I almost like her as a free standing presence - she is absolutely breathtaking. What an incredible amount of texture and passion she contains. Absolutely beautiful work.

Emmy said...

fantastic I adore this beautiful piece of work
so much to see
FANTASTIC

Doreen G said...

She looks amazing Susan--so much work but well worth it.

Threadspider said...

What a truly fabulous image. Congratulations.

Guzzisue said...

wow!!

Karen said...

She has such presence! I actually like her as she is right now. But who knows..adding a background might make her even more strong. Beautiful work!

Micki said...

I'm flabbergasted. She is magnificent. I think she is your best piece.

Pat said...

I'm intrigued by the way her expression changes from the small picture to the close up. I am in awe of the amount of work you can see in the detail. She would make a wonderful icon, have you any sheets of silver in your stash? :-)

Anonymous said...

intriguing, pathos, poignacncy...my mind is spinning. The details are so well done but the overall affect is what pulls me in. Thanks for posting, Susan.

Elizabeth

Dianne said...

Oh wow!! She is just gorgeous!!! She would look AMAZING framed somehow...

Wanda said...

Are those little tiny beads on the inside of the outline? Wow. She is awesome.

Purple Missus said...

Truly stunning.
I would go for framing. Something fairly simple so as not to detract from the beauty and detail of this piece of work.
Your hard work certainly paid dividends.

artisbliss said...

Ooh, she's gorgeous! Nice work!

Rosalind said...

Fabulous! I can see her in a gilded arched window somehow?

Karen Hall said...

I have just found your blod - and I am particularly taken with this piece - lovely
Regards
karen