Friday, May 18, 2012

Wisdom from a Bag Lady - -

YUP!  I crack myself up sometimes - why, you may ask, is this regal looking woman being referred to as a "bag lady"?
Recently, my husband made a bag lunch to take to work and left one lone rejected empty bag on the counter that I felt compelled to use for a quick sketch.
 Many layers
and layers of paint
and ink then ensued.
Some more scary than others until finally. . .
she arrived - The bag lady!  When I asked my husband what he thought he said, "She might look better with a shirt."   I replied, "Hhhmphhh - who asked you?"  (oh ya, that would've been me).  Anyhoo, that is why he is currently not employed as an art critic.
Bag ladies rarely get the respect that they deserve so I thought my gal would appreciate a crown - and some decorative washi tape.  All things are better with washi tape, right?
That quote seems perfect for an elegant bag lady.
So there she is - one of my favorite art journal pages so far!!  Please note that I left the part at the bottom to prove that she was drawn on a paper bag -
Linking to Art Journal Every Day,
Paint Party Friday - Week 10 Year 2,
Creative Every Day:  May 14-20.

18 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific idea and so inventive. Loving your regal bag lady. Happy PPF, Annette x

Carolyn Dube said...

I'd love to be a bag lady if I get to look this wonderful and wear a crown! This looks fabulous in your journal! Happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Good portrait of a woman, the bag an original support for painting.Saludos

minnemie said...

I absolutely love this! Her history and the quote fits perfectly.

veronica said...

i am always amazed at how the layers turn into something so different in the end. love her! she really needed the crown too. love that best.

kristin maynes said...

It's gorgeous! I would have never guessed it was on a bag. Thanks for sharing your process. Love your title too. :) Happy PPF!

Michelle said...

Absolutely love her!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful and creative portrait!
Love the crown!! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

carlarey said...

She should be a favorite, she's all kinds of fabulous. Proof that our origins have nothing to do with what we become.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is a great page... I love using Kraft paper which is that same colour... ... but lunch bags are a great idea... might steal that one... have a great weekend...xx

Janet said...

She's wonderful and I like the story behind her creation. It just proves that anything can become beautiful art...even a plain brown bag.

Viola said...

What a beautiful lady you have drawn! I just love the way you show it step by step! :) I had to laugh when I read about your husband meant.. ;D

I love her hair and the background and her eyes! :)

Giggles said...

I love this post and your bag lady!! I call my daughter the bag lady because she always has so many bags with her....not the paper bag kind though...the reusable ones!! Thanks for sharing this great post!! Loved it and your process!!

Hugs Giggles

DJ said...

sooooooo good!!

Anne said...

Cool! Very creative and original!

Linda said...

I SO love this!!! Thanks for sharing it at Art Journal Everyday!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Too cute!

Kate @ {K}Mericks said...

Ha, I love this! I don't know why I ever ask my husband what he thinks of my painting, because he never tells me what I want to hear. hahaha. Your bag lady is beautiful. The crown is a nice touch.