Thursday, December 10, 2009
Or would you rather be a fish?
Inspiration for this piece, 'Baby Boy-Would you like to swing on a star?' (SOLD) came from an old photograph I found of a little baby in a very archaic looking 'jolly jumper'. The photo made me laugh out loud. The song Swing on a Star immediately came to mind! So, I put him in outer space, and painted his little knit hat to look a bit like a helmet. I cut a thin sheet of mica and put it over the jar of moonbeam Baby Boy is carrying to give the contents a bit of shine and to give the illusion of glass. The stars and blue 'bubble'-like embellishments were sparkly bits from a container of found odds and ends I have.
I do have more 'situations' planned for this Baby in the future. So, you can expect to see him again.