Tuesday, August 4, 2009
New Beadwork and Some New Photographs
The real "Perdita"
My little takes on Perdita with my Perdita hair Jewelry
Of course I had to take a few "spooky" photos while I have all the camera equipment out and myself semi put together!
I have been inspired by Pre-Raphaelite painter Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys' "Perdita" painting. When I accidentally hennaed my hair bright, light red instead of the regular auburn I decided it was time to do something with it. So, I finished some new hair jewelry-a matching set of beaded headband, 2 barrettes, and 4 hair pins all which feature glass, crystal and ivory freshwater pearls.
Then, I needed a model for the pieces which would have to be me because I always do thing on the spur of the moment. I have my dear Miss Havisham(my head form covered in tulle) for help, but I know when I am looking at purchasing something I want to see how it looks on a real person so here I am-again. I so wish I had a really great "Pre-Raphaelite" beauty like so many folks I know on hand for photos! I just don't have this look. I have the"wild girl raised by a pack of wolves"look going on-oh and the "Sick Girl"-so I have been told. I have also been fiddling around with fonts. Will see how it all goes!