OMGosh the weekend is nearly over, how does this time thing work anway? I thought being retired would give me ALL the time in the world to putter around with all my artsy stuff......Hmmmmm??
So here is a Marotte (that is how it is spelled on the net), or Rod Puppet I made yesterday (did it really take me all day to make him??) He is a free Mardi Gras image I found on the "net", ran him through Printshop and flipped one to make a mirrored image, trimmed him out and just glued the edges, so there would be room for the stick and ribbons. I added lots of rhinestones to his hat and collar, and some feathers to his hat. Also added rhinestones to the ribbons and there is also a string of gold beads. I thought I had a large wooden bead for the bottom, but alas there were none left, but I did come across this twisted bead thing (best name for it LOL) that I had made with Filmo clay and for what ever the reason I had added a stripe of beads to it.
I wasn't really sure what the name of these type things is so I did look them up, trying different search descriptions. Hey! I learned something in doing this. These really date back to kings and queens and court jesters.
I did get an other mixed media piece finished too, but that will have to wait for a later post.
Hope your weekend is a productive one no matter what you are doing. Now to hang my Jester up on the wall around Betsy.