June 06, 2008

rest and forage





here I am back from 7 relaxing days with Barb Thomas (one of my all time fave artist and muse), we had a great time foraging for rusty stuff at a scrap metal yard, where we were even dressed in suitable fluro safety wear and had a guide to keep an eye on us. We also went to a salvage yard and bought dozens of old books and some other bits and bobs, and we went to a "sorted" tip and found even more stuff...very cheap foraging that cost a total of $15 for all that we got from our two day "scavenging" lol. The back of my little Rav4 was full.

Of course I got to get creative and did this....just a simple little piece as a thank you for my wonderful hostess.

23 comments:

Lady North said...

ohhh..she is gorgeous! I absolutely love how you did a sort of mendhi design around the eye and of course I am in awe of how the whole thing came together!
Blessings - again WOW!

Sarah said...

WOW what a stunning piece Linda. Your very clever indeed.

LazyKay said...

Beautiful, love that image and the swirls really suit the theme.

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Sam Marshall said...

Gorgeous work, Linda!

Carol said...

Glad to hear that you had a great break Linda - breathtaking piece! just can't stop looking at it, its gorgeous....Caz xx

Kalyber said...

OMG is this gorgeous. I love the hindi influence.

Linda Elbourne said...

WOW Linda - That is stunning .... the colour tones, the composition .... all of it stunning!

Lindart said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the designs around her eyes and throat. And the edging...just beautiful. What did you use as a base? I have yet to make an assemblage, but I would love to!

Jo said...

Beautiful!

Zuzu's Blog said...

OMG!!!!!! this is yuuuuummmmmmm

gorgeous work Linda x

[Charlene] said...

This is an amazing piece. I love the layers of details. Thanks for sharing this joy with us.

Angie C said...

OMG, this is amazing - I love it

alcoholinky said...

I just love this, colours are fab. I have no idea how you did parts of it. I'm still studying the picture LOL

ElyBlair said...

Your creativity is astounding! SO gorgeous :)

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kitkat said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!

Genevieve said...

Great piece, very Indian in flavour. I also love your Button Choker - makes me wish I lived nearer to FTN!

Cheers! from someone who may just go back to being a red head.

brigitte said...

wowww Linda !!
she is amaaaazingly beautiful !!
well done !!
ps: so good to see you at the shop this morning !!
living in the Blue mountains tends to be a bit difficult to come down Penrith for classes...but hopefully soon :)

Netti said...

I gasped as this came up on my screen - what an unbelievably beautiful piece of artwork.
Lucky friend, I say!! :-)

Gia Harvey said...

Gorgeous - very striking!

Suse said...

of all your wondrous pieces Linda, this is outstandingly so ~ just sensational work!

She said...

Beautiful :-) xxxx

Lana said...

This is gorgeous - absolutely love it!

Maureen said...

Sounds like such a fun and interesting day!! This is just a stunning piece - LOVE it!