Sunday, January 04, 2009

Silhouette Princess Egg Art

I hope everyone had a great holiday and Happy New Year!!! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things in my studio.....it's back to work for me. I thought I would start the year by working on some miniature collectibles. Remember that naked Emu egg I showed a few weeks ago that was just waiting for me to do something with it?? Well I decided to use that egg and create a grouping based on a common theme. So above we have the Silhouette Princess. She is standing with her back to us, waiting for someone.....maybe her prince, I don't know yet. She is wearing her crown of jewels and a garden of flowers is growing up all around her.

So I've taken the important elements from the large Emu egg and painted them on the smaller duck eggs to complete the set. Here we have the crown........and below.......

Some of the flowers from the princess's garden.

These are a few details shots of the main egg. I'll have to wait and see if I will continue on in this grouping and make a series.....only the weeks or months ahead will tell.



17 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are wonderful Ruth! I can see a story unfolding with these.
Happy New Year!

I need to get back into the studio too!
Hugs,
Penny

NeereAnDear said...

Fascinating Ruth!! I love how you did the reverse silhouette....

Fascinating process

And the series is pretty neat... I really like the story line...

HUGS

JO

The Muse said...

rarely does Muse find herself at a loss of words...but I am!!! :)

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Happy 2009 - looks like you started the year with another beautiful and unusual project. I am looking forward to seeing your creation unfold.
I am always amazed that you can paint so small and and with so much beautiful detail.
Have a wonderful creative week.
Erin

Melissa and Emmitt said...

wow ruth!
the eggs are amazing!
xo
melissa

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I think these are my favorite eggs you've ever done! I just love them and the story!

Happy New Year!
Manuela

Suzanne said...

Oh! Silhouettes!, I'm so excited to see you doing these, Ruth. Your silhouette princess is beautiful! Can't wait to see more in the series.

Happy New Year!

Paula Bauer said...

Love the silhouette concept, Ruth.
The black on white is very dramatic and I love that you emphasized certain elements in separate eggs.

(Though I confess I was sad to see the lovely green emu egg covered with the white base coat!)

These would be a great offering to celebrate Mardi Gras! (At least the local celebration here in town focuses on black and white.) I hope you will offer these on Etsy.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

A very Blissful New Year to you and yours, Ruth.

About the eggs: what can I say but Prince Charming hurry up, I want to see the pretty face of this princes and she will only turn around when you come gallopping on your white horse or in your brandnew BMW. ;-)

mosaicqueen said...

Oooooh la~la!!! Very beautiful!!!
Hugs to you Miss Ruth!


Michelle

Kathryn Bechen said...

Beautiful Ruth! Happy New Year.

Love, Kathryn

Donna said...

How beautiful, Ruth! Love the idea.

Hugs,
Donna

Betty Jo said...

Happy New Year Ruth! I too need to get back to work too. What a pretty series you've created. xoxo

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh my god, those pictures of Dudley, Willow and Orchid are precious! They must keep you constantly entertained!

I really like your new black and white egg design, Ruth...keep going with that!

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, Just stunning once again. The eggs are incredible!!
Hope you had a nice New Year and all best wishes to you and yours for 2009.
I am so ready to be back in the studio and just finished my room redos. Will post pics soon, but dealing with some computer Internet connections this week that is being fixed tomorrow. Yippe!! Now I can get back to normal. LOL!!
Have a great weekend.
Celestina Marie

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The Rose Room said...

one word - WOW! Rachaelxo