Sunday, March 14, 2010

Week 2 of the Divine Diptych Project

It is week 2 of the "Divine Diptych Project" so there is a whole new set of Diptychs on our blog which you can see HERE.
This week I was randomly given the theme "Jewelry" and paired with the amazing photography Bogna aka Quizz.  Bogna is what I call a "Rock Star" photographer so I was again nervous.  I keep getting paired with these Goddess photographers!  But, the good thing about this, is that I am only given a week to get my photograph in so I don't have the time to worry and fret over it. 
Bogna and I didn't talk at all before we did our diptych.  We just set a square size.  We were surprised at how well our photos fit together and I really like the outcome.  I love the colours and the way we are facing each other.  Thanks Bogna! Let's do another project soon! 
I took more photograhs with this theme.  I forced myself to get out a gorgeous beaded gown my ex got me in Glastonbury, England from Monsoon that we found for steal(we called it the 'Klimt" dress as we thought the beading looked like something in one of his paintings).  I hadn't put it on for a very long time and wanted to get it out for photos.  I also put on a bunch of my handbeaded jewelry including necklaces, bracelets and one of my crowns.  Then, I put on rings that my ex had given me-rings on all my fings to catch the light.  These are things I don't know what to do with.  I was going for a "Miss Havisham" look.  I will include some photographs below. 
The more I force myself to take photos, the more my creativity comes back slowly and am starting to get back into doing sketches and hopefully new paintings soon.  Plus, I have new beads and beadwork to do and am ready to make wigs for dolls! 
Today I would like to just bead and make wigs but my house-ick! What a mess!  OK, I will clean a bit but I really want to just get these projects done and onto the next!  Time to wash the windows too!   Hope you are all well!
Yes, it is a dress for a younger woman, but I can dream...


Ligeia said...

i love it!!!
im so excited i joined because all your works are fantastic!!!


Stella Pesci said...

Beautiful photos of you in the beaded dress! I see a book, or another exhibition coming soon:)
I haven't forgotten about you...I'll send an e-mail soon.
Take good care of yourself, do lots of things that make you feel happy!
Stella xx

RowanDeVoe said...

so glad you have joined! can't wait to see your photographs next week!

thanks stella-you are too kind! and now worries about the packages. i know it will get here when it is supposed to. i hope your moving has been going well. you and ivy are creating beautiful things!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fabulous photographs - really jaw droppingly fabulous. I love the whole Miss Havisham vibe which you captured brilliantly. You look stunning.

peggy gatto said...

love your interpratation!

RowanDeVoe said...

thank you peggy gatto!

Queen Of Småland said...

Beautiful!!! I especially love the first two.
Peace and Magic

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wow - Wow, Merle! Such stunningly beautiful images. So good to hear that your creative vibe is rising and also good to know that I'm not the only one behind on housework as a result of creative projects. ;-) Much love, bright one. xx

RowanDeVoe said...

thanks stina! i always love to hear which ones folks like the best. hope all is well with you and that things are coming along for your exhibit.

thanks carol anne,
i am trying-it could be possible that i start feeling better and start doing more creative things that my house work might not be so hard. it will never be the kind of house that is just clean because there will always be art going on, but i hope it will be livable for me! hope your creative projects are going well. take care!