More Marie! Really, she is such a wonderful muse. This piece is for another MAMA swap - this one for a cake topper. I have never created a cake toper before, not out of paper, not out of icing, not out of anything! So I head off to Chula Vista to a very small store that is not far from the Mexican Border right of the I-5 to look for cake topper parts. I like to shop down there instead of at Michaels or JoAnns because I can find parts that are unique. After fishing around in cardboard boxes I pulled out this little gate and arch set. How perfect! After assembling all of the parts I decorated it with festooning, crepe paper and flowers and birds. And of course all of the decorations frame lovely Marie. I think she would love standing in the garden. And Marie was now ready to be shipped to my swap partner, Kris Dickinson.
However, when I was finished and I stood back and studied her a thought came to my mind - "Holy Smokes, when did my art evolve to all of this foofiness? I think everything I have made in the past six months has been pink and light blue pastels, with lots of lace and tulle and crepe paper. It made me laugh, and made me realize that maybe it's time to pull back a little!
And I received this beautiful creation from Kris - she found an entire gazebo to decorate! Thanks Kris, I love it.
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