Indian name "Heart Wide Open" This was definitely a stretch for me. I knew I wanted to work with what I had available.
So I started with a cardboard cone added a Styrofoam ball. I shaped the Styrofoam ball by creating an uplifted nose and eyes.
I covered the entire ball with porcelain air dry clay and continued to shape and mold the face. I created the open heart with the same porcelain clay, let it dry then painted it. I formed the arms with fuzzy sticks covered them with waxed paper to create some depth, added duct tape and attached them to the cone.
The hands I cut from a plastic bud that was the center of an artificial rose, then covered then with the air dry porcelain clay and painted them with flesh tone acrylic paint then attached them to the arms with duct t.ape.
I used fabric and fabric stiffener to cover the entire body form, creating a pleated shirt, then painted it red and black. I used hot glue to attach the heart. I used porcelain beads the read :
Heart Wide Open to cover the pleated shirt. I added a Queen of Heart playing card, a picture of a cockier spaniel, a cup, a gear, a white rose and a key to the heart. All representing my dear friend and what she holds dear.
The hair is a crimped packing material that I glued on to the head. How fun and funky. I had problems painting the eyes. Some of my paints are over 9 years old but I was committed to using what I had. This is the result. Both fun and frustrating, yet I think I like the end results. Always room for improvement, learning as I go.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
Be well...Thanks for stopping by.