Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tiny Dancer

The official listed name is "The Whole World is her Stage." She is approximately 7 inches tall. Yes she's a silhouette. She's not scary (oops it's a Halloween show). She's not creepy (oops again). But I am taking her to the gallery today at lunch.

Her base is a star inlaid with a portion of a world map. You have seen bits of her being put together all along.

The backside - Composers, musicians from a world almanac.

I finished assembling her last night. When I did and took a look at her - I decided not to put her in the jar I purchased just for her. Oh well. Vintage cancelled postage stamps representing many countries make her up. I still love the orange floral one at her waist. I also love the head on the one near her face. That is an Italian stamp and she just looks like a dancer.

When I finished her. I knew I had nailed what I was going for. My heart beat faster. She takes my breath away.

Is it okay to fall hopelessly head over heels in love with a piece of your own art? Hope so. If she doesn't sell, I have a glass front cabinet that was my grandmother's and that can be her home.

Have a wonderful day.

Sorry about the image quality. I left my camera at home and captured these with the webcam at work. Tim and Jennifer will take better pix of her at the gallery.


Julie Ann said...

Ohhhhh! She is just gorgeous!!! You'd better take more pictures of her because I just KNOW someone is going to purchase her! What a beautiful idea :)

Carrie said...

So lovely! It's so wonderful when you can take an image in your head and bring it to life.

Jennifer said...

I love her.
I love all the colors in her.
And I love her in AND out of the jar!

Yes, we'll get a shot of her before she leaves the gallery.