Thursday, 14 October 2010

Round peg or Square peg?

Once upon a time there was a solitary eye.  It searched far and wide for its little lost sheep.  It was the eye of the Shepherdess...
This Babylonian inspired Shepherdess once started out as a humble, round, wooden clothes peg:
After a bit of paint and some crafty magic, she became the goddess of sheep!
She even has horns...you'll need to enlarge the picture below though...
The End.

22 comments:

Lyn Newhouse said...

Wonderful piece!!
Greetings :)

La Dolce Vita said...

what fun! and what a transformation from simple clothes pin to shepherdess!!

Debrina said...

Hi Lyn and Cat. Yes Cat, and what fun that transformation was. I'm going to eventually master the technique of miniature face painting and then do a workshop on her!

alteredbits said...

cute as can be. love her eyes!

off to nap then will read your other emails. i'm beat today!

Debrina said...

Why thanks, lady! Just you sleep then - it sounds like you need it.

Jesse Noe Mendez said...

Hi,

I was looking through profiles which match my same likes and I discovered your blog. I like your site, I think you are very unique in your posts and I like it.

Would you come and visit my art blog? Its not a professional art site, but I try to post labels of all sorts of expressionism.

So what do you think? If you follow me, I will follow you... :)

Well I hope to hear from you soon.

Jesse

MrCachet said...

This is GREAT, Debrina! I just shot some photos of vintage wooden clothes pins in Ball and Atlas jars for some future art work. These pins are AT LEAST a hundred years old, still usable, but I wouldn't let my spouse use them on the line any more. Are the ones you have a family hand-me-down, or some you picked up at an Antique shop? I know you can't buy them any more...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a wonderful little story! Such a great way to introduce your lovely Shepherdess! Theresa

Deborah said...

Visiting your blog is such a treat!

WINDOWLAD said...

..that was very fun and interestin'... how creatively you turned a 'nothing' to a 'something'...

..you have a very nice space in here...

blessings to you!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is such an unusual piece! your blog was a great way to spend a saturday morning!

Debrina said...

Hello and thank you everyone for your lovely comments. As usual, I;m coming on by to say hi!

Dorthe said...

Debrina, You are great!what a fantastic piece of art,-and the story behind-LOVE it--it is a wonderfull schulpture,.
(I don`t know about the dollmaker, but will try find something about her--Thanks,dear.)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure how I missed this post, but I sure did! I have tried to find those clothes pins and they are NOWHERE in my town. Your shepherdess is amazing. I can't even see that small, much less paint that small! Very nice.

Toemailer said...

I like that one!

sugar Creek said...

Love your art! THanks for the comment on my little blog! Well I dont have Photoshop but I do have other editing software. YEp my kids are pretty awsome! I have an 18 yr old to but she isn't interested! Thanks for the comment on my "cookies", I don't think they would taste very well though! ;) Have a great day!

sharon said...

Just fantastic...a beauty of a piece, and a lovely story!

I love your work, it is fascinating! Thank you for your visit!

Flower said...

YOu sexy peg you......xo

Debrina said...

Sexy peg? Ha ha ha. You crazy bint!

JafaBrit's Art said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want you to know had I known you at the time the "your documents please" was being put together I would have recommended you.
If I didn't live so darned far away you can be sure I would be taking one of your workshops.

Debrina said...

Corrine - I'm gonna send you a round peg.

Susan Williamson said...

Sometimes when I read your blog I find myself wishing I could get right inside your head ...or at least watch you work. Love your blog design by the way).