Sunday, April 20, 2008

Remember this?

I posted this pic over two months ago, a work in progress. (Click here for original post.)

Well, I FINALLY got the piece finished!

It turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be. Part of that is because I tend to overanalyze during the design process. It usually goes something like, "What about this? What about that? What if I flipped the whole thing around? What about this other thing? Or maybe the first thing instead? Oh hell, it all looks like crap..." Then I put it all away for another day.

It was also difficult for me to work from the background up. I'm a focal image kind of girl . I made this cool background, and then felt limited by it. In the end, I realized that the tree thing was not quite doing it for me, and that stripes offered more possibility. When I added the gauze, it actually ended up looking kind of like some sort of sea life. (That's some of the medical gauze that my sister gave me, from an old bomb shelter....)

Now to frame this puppy. I don't even have a place to hang it in my house. How sad is that???
Oh, and my grandfather is doing much better. Turned out to be an infection and the antibiotics are working well. He'll be in the hospital for another day or so, but he's out of the ICU. Thanks for all of your kind thoughts!


Janna said...

The above comment is a link to a virus!! Don't click on the "here"!!!

Anne, love your work!! This is awesome!

casserole said...

Thanks for the warning!! I've deleted the comment.

idyll hands said...


I love the picture. However, I think you should still try one with trees. I love trees :)

ThisOldHenHouse said...

What a stunning picture!! Definatly frame that and find a place for it, its too gorgeous not to!

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

1- that is a beautiful picture! Frame and properly display where it can be gushed over!

2- you need to take a sledge hammer to that inner critic of yours

3- you have GOT to adopt a tiel! They are very good with picking things for you and then if you don't do as they command, they can pitch temper tantrums that'd put a cranky mad 3 year old to absolute shame, thus forcing you to do as they asked in the first place. See, no need for an inner critic. It wouldn't win against at tiel anyway

ElegantSnobbery said...

I'm so glad your grandfather is feeling better!

And that picture is gorgeous!! Great work!! Definitely frame and admire always.

Denise Felton said...

Yea!!!! I'm so glad for good news about your grandfather.

I cannot believe what you did with the old bandages. I want to make stuff with gauze now! Frame it and enjoy it for a few minutes. And then put it on ETSY!!!