Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Insects

I grew up listening to Chinese folk stories about crickets, and have had a long fascination with cricket cages, so the insect I chose for this week's theme was obvious. I have never kept a cricket in any of the cages I own, but have used them for props for dolls I make. My tag this week is a computer  manipulated photo of one of those dolls - pencil sketch with Ribbet Photo Editor. Then I wrote the word "cricket" in Chinese characters and drew a little cricket, outside the cage. This is such a simple tag, but I enjoyed making it. Here is the original photo of my doll (cloth and polymer clay)- before digital editing. 

PS Thanks for all the positive and encouraging comments in previous posts - I really appreciate them.

10 comments:

  1. Wilma this is simply lovely! what a creative idea to manipulate the photo and use it for your tag. the end result is something truly special. i love seeing the doll that inspired this as well. xo

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  2. Very speical tag and a great idea- Valerie

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  3. Very beautiful tag and great digital altering of the photograph. Love the insects attached to the cage as well.

    Chrissie x

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  4. What a wonderful way to get more art from your glorious doll Wilma. Very clever and beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful doll and tag both, so creative~ ~Diane

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  6. What a wonderful tag Wilma and your lady is beautiful :o)

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  7. Wow Wilma! Great manipulated photo tag, it looks so authentic and your doll is lovely .It is really interesting to learn about the cricket cages.
    Jane x

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  8. Really beautiful! The doll is so gorgeous. I am fascinated by the idea of cricket cages - why was it done? Carolyn xx

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  9. Stunning tag... the doll is amazing...Hugs May x x x

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  10. Lovely tag, and your story brought back memories of a favorite book about a little Japanese girl, Keiko, who got a cricket cage. The sound of crickets is almost instant Zen for me. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning!

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