Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Papillon ACEO Completed

I am back to old habits, taking an eternity to finish a tiny piece of art, but the wheels are rusty and not moving quickly.

Still, I would rather take my time and be happy with the result, than rush and be dissatisfied. Actually, I would like to rush and be happy :-) Maybe next time.

For now, here is Papillon completed:

Papillon ACEO, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

This "P" artist card in my French alphabet series represents a word that is somewhat familiar in English as well as French, papillon.

For the background I chose a sky-blue hand-dyed fabric (after contemplating the lovely orange umbrella against the blue sky). A complementary colored fabric butterfly is fused in place then heavily thread-painted with a variety of rayon and polyester threads, blending the yellow, orange and rust colors. The butterfly is also embellished with orange and gold crystals.

A paper clockface "P" and faux typewriter letters spelling out "fly" complete the front.

On the back is a digital collage of colors, textures, an original photograph of a butterfly taken by me at Carson Pass CA (elevation 9100 feet) this past weekend, supplemented with the words:
le battement d'ailes d'un papillon au Brésil peut-il provoquer une tornade au Texas?
Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas?

Papillon ACEO Back, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

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