I want to thank each of you that left such special, thoughtful comments on my last post
you are as inspiring and dear to me as Colleen
and I thank you for your comfort - it truly helped
if we're lucky in our life, we meet those special someones
and I've been lucky enough to meet a few
and much as leaving my home and my friends was the hardest thing I have ever done,
if I hadn't, there are dear ones I wouldn't know
there's a special lady I met here
who is a great champion of mine
and she's having a special gathering of her own dear friends
friends who have forged a special bond over the years
and I wanted to make her something special...
that started with various papers
covered with paint
book paper silhouettes
these ladies love their clothes -
so dressing them was a big challenge
but a fun one!
have you ever worn leopard print???
layers of paint and paper
glue it on, paint it over, peel it off
oh, what to wear!
shoes and headbands...
accessories are as important for paper dolls as they are for real ones
in collage less is not more,
and more is best
and the perfect paper can do the work for you
four friends that have gathered together for many years,
sharing and caring
inspired by Julie Nutting's book "Collage Couture"
this has been, without a doubt, the most difficult thing I have made in many, many years
but it's most definitely been the most gratifying!
I still look at it and see it for what it isn't...
you know - when you look at the blank canvas and your mind's eye sees it wonderfully finished
and the reality is slightly different
but oh, what fun it was!