In one of my art groups, I had to come up with a man paperdoll for the month of June (quite appropriate for Father's Day). I kept thinking of legendary men like the Lone Ranger, or perhaps Cyrano or even an artist like Cezane or Van Gogh. Instead I focused with what I had on hand and decided that I really wanted to do something steam punk! I love this style and I had fun looking to see just actually what I had to work with. I was thinking clocks, gears and things that move. I found the steam punk clothing online and his head came from another site. I gathered up my hardware and went to work. I distressed his outfit a bit on the edges with chalk ink. When I had finished, I still hadn't any gears! I also wasn't anywhere near to look at any of Tim Holtz's line of things that would work. Instead when I went to sleep last night, the gears were running in my head (so to speak) and the idea hit me! I thought gee, this might just work!!!! So This morning, I went to get my prewound bobbins that I have been saving the empties for projects, painted the paper casings metallic and took a paper punch to take bites out of it and WALLA!!!! Perfect! You may even remember in an earlier post where I saved the middles and painted to string for bead work:)
It always tickles me with the process of discovery. Perhaps I was even thinking like a man? Naw, not MY man! He would have been thinking duct tape! LOL More than likely, I was thinking more like my dad.
Anyway, I have named him Vincent the Magnificent! He looks like an inspector gadget type person of the steam punk era.