Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Vogueing Madonna

Ha! Yep still about at 1.40am.... oh dear! And I have to be up and out in the morning, as we are off to an enormous book fair, one that only takes place annually- they spend the rest of the year collecting books!!!! All the funds go to the NSPCC and we usually come home with bags full......
anyway, look what I've just drawn....
I drew this, then scanned it in. I plan to trace it onto card, go over the lines in pen and ink, then watercolour it as a 'stained glass' picture for another card....

.........but while scanning and cropping, I accidently switched it to this way round: I've saved both versions and I'm going to use them both, but I think I actually prefer it the second way round, not the way I drew it! Haha!
Someone arty once told me that if you draw a picture and think that there is something wrong with it, but you just can't work out what, have a look at it in a mirror- then whatever is wrong jumps out at you. And this really works! I wonder what they would say about preferring the version in the mirror!
Do you have a preference?
btw, if you want one of these fancy signatures, click on my name and it links to the site where you can make one!

14 comments:

Dragonstar said...

You clever person! Yes, I like the reversed one, too. I I always carried my babies in my left arm, so it looks more natural to me.

mrsnesbitt said...

I am with dragonstar, I too like the reverse one. A Book Fayre??? Sounds excellent. We are off to Scarborough!

Shrinky said...

You are so talented hon, this is beautiful, I have no preference really, it is wonderful either way around.

That book fair sounds like heaven to me, I could spend hours rummaging around somewhere like that. I am sure you will come back heavily laden with all the treasures you've found.

Bear Naked said...

I like the reverse version also.
It does look more natural and oh so beautiful.

Bear((( )))

Roz said...

Wow, not only are you witty and make me laugh in your posts, but you're clever too! Amazing drawings... but I think I prefer it the way you drew it in the first place... but of course the other way is good too.

Love Roz

Shirley said...

Helena, You need to draw up some images you think other stampers would like and then run them by some online rubber stamp companies and see if they would like to buy them or give you a percentage of what your stamps sell for. You, my friend, are an artist. Madonna and Child is absolutely stunning.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Either way, I like it! Hope you enjoyed the book fair.

Helena said...

Dragonstar,

I never thought of that! LOL!

Yes, you're right. If don't have kids, but when my nephews were little, that is the side I held them on... I suppose because I'm right-handed, and this way left my right hand free to carry on doing other stuff with....

Helena said...

Mrs Nesbitt,

We should combine them and have a Scarborough Fayre. Sorry, that pun was worthy of David McM!!! LOL!

Helena said...

Shrinky,

Yep,
yep,
yep!

I was thinking about you the other day.... something on TV about your neck of the woods :)

Helena said...

Bear Naked,

Ahhh thank you!

:)

Helena said...

Roz,

thanks so much for you supportive comments!! And for the award, which I am still mulling over!!
(Oh, how can someone unemployed with no kids be so ***busy***?)

Helena said...

Shirley, thanks so much for this and all your lovely comments that you've left today! It has really given me a lift to read them.

I hadn't thought the rubber stamp route: although, it did occur to me from time to time, when I see an expensive stamp with just a swirl on it- why not just draw it? I hadn't gone the next step and thought,well, maybe I can do more than a swirl and sell that to them!

:)

Helena said...

Lynda,

It's great. I always mark it on the new calendar straight away each January. -It's an annual event in more ways than one!!!