Sorry, weird mood... :)
New challenge over at Mixed Media World and this time it is:
**ANYTHING GOES ON WOOD**
Quick background on the piece. I went to Kenya 10 years a go, and it was stunning, but I got a ton of souvenirs. I bought them from this 'consortium', it was a place where people could work and create but get paid a fair wage for their carvings, and they were charged at a fair rate too. So feeling happy about all these beautiful items, I bought... in bulk! Good cause, after all. However, over the last 10 years, they've been getting damaged or lost and my giraffe almost ended up the same way, until I felt inspired by something I saw when Finnabar altered a wooden horse. So, my giraffe has a new life :)
I have two, an adult and a baby. The adult has become a mama :) the baby will be a boy, and but he will be a work in progress project.
I used pink and red Silk Acrylics to get the beautiful shimmer. A base of Art Basics Black Gesso went down first.
The chain with the flower drops came from my stash of 'odd' bits. I think it may have been a keyring...
Some resin roses and Ingvild Bolme screw heads. I used a couple of contrasting Silks to hit just the tips of the roses. This to me just added that extra vibrancy, and just felt like Kenya. Their culture is just beautifully bright.
Finished up with Finnabar's glitter glass in Gold Rush, I love the texture that this gives.
If you're wondering about the title, the most wondrous thing about this country is the beautiful animals, more of a jewel than any diamond Africa has to offer.
Hope you enjoyed today's post and really hope you can find the time to come and play along at Mixed Media World.
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