The title of this piece is "Clara's New Beau"--oh yeah that's right, Clara's at it again. This is her in her younger days with her new boyfriend. I don't know his name, and I'm sure she didn't remember it either later on in her life, because she had many beaus in her time. She 's getting ready for her big date with him, which happens to be Valentine's Day. She's made up her face, used her best perfume (looks like she used it all up,too), and made sure to wear her pearls (that happened to be a gift from a former beau), and notice the roses--she received them for Valentine's Day......from someone else. They both seem to be very smitten with each other at the time this photo was taken:
I started out with an unfinished shadowbox, and turned it backwards--
I don't like to use things the way they're supposed to be used--probably why I reversed it. Then I collaged sheet music on the outside and inside. After that I Mod Podged the images first and then the lace on the reverse side of the glass--so basically everything was under the glass instead of on top:
And then I just used Clara's items, and completed my box. The image of Clara and her new suitor I found on Google--how she ended up there, I'll never know. You know, all this talk about Clara--do you think that Clara could be my muse??
So there's two things happening next weekend--St. Valentine's Day and my Birthday! I could do without one of them : ) And I also wanted to direct you to Kelly's blog. I met her in Suzi's class and she is having a giveaway, but a little bit different than most. She makes beautiful jewelry, and her giveaway is any image of your art that she will put in a pendant for you--isn't that cool? You have until Feb. 12 (which happens to be my birthday--that would be a great present, don't you think?) Happy Valentine's day everyone!