I am halfway done with a Giacomo Puccini swap, actually it is the first in an Opera Series. My partner was also the host and he sent me 3 ATC's, only one was required - awfully nice of him for sure. Anyway, I wanted to do a stencil of Puccini and since he sent 3 I figured I'd best at the very least send him two back so for the second I did a geisha to represent Madame Butterfly one of his most popular operas. I really really...did I say REALLY am uncomfortable painting the human form and if it weren't for the white face paint I would have scrapped the idea for sure...here are my babies:
The background of the Giacomo (calling him by his first name like he is a friend of mine..sheesh) ATC is mulberry paper and I used my cut stencil and black spraypaint, I made a very little tassel with some DMC floss, that tassel is why that card looks kind of blurred it lifted it off the glass a bit - he looks rather full of himself don't you think? As for my Madame Butterfly, I really liked how she turned out but the scan is terrible probably due to the textured background paper I used and what those black spots on her face are I sure don't know, there wasn't anything on the scanner bed or on her face...ghost spots! So, there you have it...I still have one more to do for my other partner (ok, since I have the stencil cut already I'll probably send two) but I think I will do something from Turandot this time!
ok...I'm outta here - catcha later, chillin'..............at the shores