Procrastination is my downfall. Can you even believe that I totally skipped Illustration Friday? Especially when the topic was: "Angels and Devils" - I mean c'mon!
Since I already had something that I could use - Yes - you guessed it. Instead of having the topic on the back of my mind all day wondering what to submit, I didn't give it another thought. And as a result totally missed adding my entry on Friday.
It's even worse when you know that most of my blog readers have found me as a result of seeing my work in Illustration Friday. And it's by some outrageous margin like three times more than the next highest ranking referrer. What a doofus I can be sometimes!
BUT better late than never - my "Angels and Devils" is a three dimensional art piece that was part of a story in Somerset Studio Magazine. It's a take off on the Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown.
My "angelic" Susan was one of three "flat Susans" created for a Christmas theme for a December publication date. Shown here as "Christmas Future" I present myself as an angelic spirit who hangs around to check on what's going on, keeping the same funky flowy feel I like in the here and now.
The actual creation is only about five inches tall and of course is complete with layers and shimmer. And where would I be without a woven gold, blue and white halo and tissue paper slippers that I can slip off if I need a pedicure?
After all, being color coordinated is an absolute necessity. And the details count! As my kids would tell you - "typical."
One of the best things about flat self projects is that they are created with scissors - so thighs and chins can be trimmed without significant blood loss.
Try it - you'll enjoy doing it and I'll be glad to show off what you come up with right here in the blog. Who could resist? You can find a template for making your own flat self here in the blog in the Living Vicariously through Flatness entry.
For those of you who would like to try out having some fun with artistamps, you can download a special edition below. Just click on the link which will let you download a three page PDF packet containing a sheet of artistamps which you then may print out on your regular printer. I've even enclosed some ideas about how you might use them. Download 2006.05.02_AngelsofIllistrationfriday-specEd.pdf
note: "Christmas Past" can be seen in the dusty rose flapper era garb Susan's wearing in the image in the right column. And all three can be found on the cover page of Melange' in the holiday issue of Somerset Studio 2004. For extra fun, four flat family members accompany a feature article in the same issue.