Last night, we had a terrific storm, so I stayed at home and finished this latest collage.
Charise is a friend of mine who works at the Library. She has SUCH a great profile that she was perfect for a silouette collage. At first, I tried to do it with photos, like all my other pieces, but it wasn't working.
Then I got the idea for the fabric braids - after all, I work with fabric constantly! The background has been needle felt punched, complete with a subtle shadow of a red tailed hawk in the upper left.
This was one of those pieces that happens when the time is right. Once I got started, everything fell into place smoothly, and I am delighted with the result!
It will eventually be bordered with something, but the braids will hang outside the border - loose and free and wild!