Friday, December 9, 2011

SheArt - Shell Girl

Mom and dad just got home from vacation in the Outer Banks of NC where mom was quite the beachcomber and returned with LOTS of gorgeous shells.  I decided to take most of the shells she gave me and do something different. . .
make a skirt for a SheArt girl!  Some of these shells are so different from what I am used to - they are smooth and worn like seaglass - I call them "shellglass".  After arranging them on my 6" x 12" canvas I penciled in my girl - Wouldn't you agree that a girl with a long, flowing skirt deserved long, flowing hair?
Stencils, sprays, rubons, markers, etc. added the details and the shells were attached with E6000.  There was a definite bad smell from the glue for a while but I was so enamored with the girl that I didn't mind too much.  The texture is fabulous
The SheArt girls are inspired by the online class taught by Christy Tomlinson.  Linking up to Show and Tell Saturday #14 at Artists in Blogland.

15 comments:

ashley:) said...

very cool

BlackPumpkin said...

Beautiful! Very original!

Jennibellie said...

Really lovely, reminds me of a mermaid with the flowing hair and cascade of seashells, thanks for sharing I really love your blog :) x

veronica said...

yes! she needed long hair. love it!
and i can tell she is smiling over her beautiful shell skirt.

linda said...

Wow this is beautiful and so very original.

Jane said...

She's lovely and beautifully painted. I love her skirt!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative ~ I too do 'She Spirits' who are red heads ~ Yours are very stylish and textural and love them! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy AIBL ^_^

FLO said...

Very original Michelle and happy to meet you and your blog. I come from Artist in blogland.FLO

Nora CG said...

What a great beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!

Nora

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely lady of the sands, great idea! xox Corrine

Beth said...

Wow beautiful. Great texture. Amazing idea! (I popped over here from Artists in Blogland)

Denni said...

Love the lady of the sea! I used seashell theme for my Christmas tree this year. Great use of your beachy finds!

Cardcrazy said...

Wow! I love it! You ARE an artist! So many neat details too! ~~Pam

Ellie said...

She's gorgeous! What a great idea! I agree, she looks very mermaid-esque.

Kathy said...

she is gorgeous!!!! the colors, the shells, all the layers...just love this!