I built most of this curious contraption, but the text / ‘Devinette’ embroidery was outsourced. Hot-glue gunnery is problematic enough for me… it seems like operating a needle would really have been pressing my luck. Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!
About this image: digital photograph moderately modified and mounted in 12″x12″ framework with found objects
Yummy yummy yummy! I’m guessing that’s Annabelle as a goddess, regal and erotic! Lovely lace and lacings too. 😀
I can’t believe everything she puts up with…
the words, “Hey, Annabelle…” have to make her shudder at this point!
Thank you, S.E.! You should have seen me wielding that hot-glue gun… cursing up a storm… I imagine it was a very humorous sight!
Maybe a suitable (i.e. cloth friendly) spray adhesive for the fabric next time?
I’ve never tried that hot glue stuff, myself.
(I’ve made the occasional assemblage, but used a variety of glues. And I make good use of spray adhesive with plenty of newspaper beneath and around for a multitude of collages and my scrapbook.)
Now THAT seems appropriate! I wish I would have asked for your advice pre-assembly! What I wound up attempting here was tightly wrapping fabric(s) around a piece of thick mat board and then gluing them on the back side… seemed like a good idea at the time, I thought, but I like the sound of your solution much, much better, S.E.!
Next time just hot glue everything to annabelle.
I already had it all hot glued to me.
Unintentionally, but still.
Purple color is the best! ^^
It’s a very regal color, I think!
I’m guessing she’s a mystery. And what a mystery she is wrapped in purple. I like her.
“Seriously… how many times can I accidentally subscribe (and then unsubscribe) to/from my own blog?” And I was certain I was the only one. I love it! You made me laugh.
Thank you so much! That is very kind of you! And thank you for stopping by, as well! I really appreciate that!
Hahaha… I was sure it was just me… I’m fairly certain that button (or whoever put it there) hates me!
Given all your other artistic talents, I’m sure embroidery would be easy to master, but I guess you have to leave something for someone else to do eh… lol.. Real impressive SIG..
Hahaha… that is very kind of you, F.S… but I’m not so sure…
I am fond of telling people I couldn’t figure out which end of a needle the thread is supposed to go through (but only because that’s true)!
Many thanks, FS!
Makes me think of Corset Friday 😉
How fortunate – great success
(I do what I can to help out, you know)!
Especially considering how important Friday must be this week, you know.
Umm… what’s so special about this Friday? am i forgetting something?
Hahaha… not too much, really… I was exaggerating a bit there, N.M…
just old guys getting older.
I think. My memory isn’t quite what it used to be, you know!
This is different! I also have to agree with nursemyra 😉
Have a wonderful week ahead, Bob!
That framework was more complicated to put together than I anticipated…
fabric + hot glue doesn’t always = an easy build (that’s what I took from the whole experience, anyway)!
Thank you so much, Ms. A! I hope you have a wonderful week, too!
Hmm. It’s an interesting art. The picture is located in the picture.
Thank you very much, sir!
I’ve made a few of things similar to this over the years…
an image framed within a frame…
they can be a bit frustrating to work on, but a lot of fun at the same time!
Love the juxtaposition of “leather and laces” . . . plus passion and purple. 😀
It looked a bit nicer after I was able to get my finger separated from the piece
That hot-glue is some wild stuff, Nancy! Or, it might be an operator issue, too, I guess.
Ha! Operator error. Great imagery.
Hahaha… I’d like to blame the equipment, but when it keeps happening, I kinda start to wonder!
Thank you very much, MJ!
Neat! Cool idea spilledinkguy.
Why, thank you, Eden!
I appreciate that!
How many artists does it take to thread a needle ?
Let’s see, ………. Your wife , ……My wife, ……… forget either of us (and I am just a hobby artist), ……. there was a punch line here, but i must have dropped it in haystack.
Oh no! I hope I don’t find it with my foot!
Seriously, though, you are so much more than ‘just a hobby artist’!
Thank you so much, Ms. K!
Great Masterpiece again my friend as always 🙂
Many thanks, Jake!
I appreciate that very much, sir!
Looks great. Unusual but great
Yeah, this one was a bit of an unusual build for me…
I wish I was going to be home for Mardi Gras 😦 Alas, I am stuck here with photos of my baby brother at all the balls. Worm.
She is lovely. I love the lashings on the sides. Just harkens corset to me. I must have it on the brain after my appearance in Two Pan at Barb’s.
Sorry to hear that, Red!
If it makes you feel any better I won’t be attending any festivities, either. Always sounds like a lot of fun, but wow… those crowds! Maybe some year… I’m working up to it, I think. Maybe.
It is a gas. I am not so keen on NOLA on Fat Tuesday (and even less on Monday), but the parades in the burbs are the greatest. What I miss most are the balls. They are such fabulous parties. *sigh* I want to go home.
It sounds very impressive!
I don’t know that I’ve ever been to anything resembling a ball… pretty sure there would be a couple of guys sent over to help me find the door!
It must have taken you ages to pluck the chicken!
The chicken is fine…
he just had a bit too much to drink…
Oh no, nothing worse than drunk poultry 🙄
cluck cluck cluck
Strangely, I think the most complicated part of this build was making the mask… which he then cut out of the shot for the most part! 😛 Oh the silliness of my boy! The effort and details do make the piece though. That attention to detail is what makes him so great, and so unique. 🙂
I had forgotten how long it took to make that mask! Hahaha… yeah, I know. I just wanted the image to feel upstaged, and I thought a perfectly centered pose would fight with that. And I think excluding eye contact adds to a bit of mystery, too. Er, I hope so, anyway.
Thank you very much, Annabelle… that is very kind of you to say… not sure about that, though…
Delightfully and Erotically Delivered SIG
you have created the deliciousness within
on this fine offering and guess what?
I Like It 🙂 😉
Have a wondrously entertaining Tuesday 🙂
Thank you so much, sir!
This is another one of those pieces I was afraid might be too over the top…
well, much of my stuff is, I guess. Half the fun is seeing what people think… I try to predict how certain folks might react to certain things… and usually I’m in the ballpark, but sometimes I’m way off. Always interesting!
Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday, A.G.!
I forgot to do my pancakes 😦 lol
Never mind I will treat myself at
This one is definitely not OTT 🙂
Have a wicked Hump Day next SIG 😉
Very happy to hear that, A.G.!
That it’s not over the top, I mean… the pancakes… that’s just a bummer!
Have a wonderful day, A.G.!
Quite interesting. Reminds me of the circus for some reason.
Thank you very much, Mr. M!
I can definetly see that… it does seem to hint at what could be a bit of ‘carnival’…
This is so very cool. I love that it is more than a picture – you’ve surrounded the ‘art’ with more art. Love this, SIG. (Nice modeling, Annabelle!)
Thank you very much, Ms. D! I’m so happy to hear you liked this one! In my mind it was much easier to assemble than it turned out to be… but, as always, it was a lot of fun (despite the frustration), too!
Amazing change of style from the previous Baby Bella – you are eclectic, that’s for sure 🙂 Love the way the colours have leapt out in this one!
Happy Mardi Gras to you too Bob 🙂
Thank you so much – that is very kind of you to say!
Hahaha… and very polite! Crazy *beep* might be accurate as well!
Thank you very much, Martin! I hope you have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!
Lovely image! I’m off to snare some fried and be-chocolated bits for Fat Tuesday.
Thank you so much, Peg!
Now THAT sounds like a plan!
(I might have to look around for something, too… although I have many Fat Tuesdays, so… here’s hoping there’s a bit of chocolate left in these parts!)
I don’t know, experiment with the needle – I mean, what else is Mardi Gras about?
Good point, Megan!
Let the festivities be-OUCH!
Oh well. that finger was pretty much just for looks anyway.
This is perfect for the challenge. Too funny!
Thank you, P&K!
I am to be challenged, er… um… something like that.
I got it. This is a girl going to a costume ball in a mask and carring a feather duster in her hand. By the way I have moved my toons to a wordpress. My new site is http://www.jbstoons.wordpress.com
Hahaha… as long as I don’t have to do the dusting! I started sneezing just thinking about it!
Thanks for the updated link, JB – can’t wait to check out your new site!
Happy (belated) Fat Tuesday! A perfect choice for the festivities.
Merci beaucoup, Dishy!
I wish to have similar frame 🙂 It looks amazing. Especially with misterious carnival picture in the middle. 🙂
Thanks so much, Ms. B!
It’s very nice to hear you liked this one – it was a bit of a challenge for me to put it all together (not the kind of materials I normally work with), but all in all I think it turned out okay…
What a wonderful frame! Brilliant with the corset ties. Of course, the picture is clearly the best part, and I can barely see it! I’m dying for a glimpse of those lips up close.
Thanks so much, U.M!
I thought the whole thing turned out pretty well…
(especially considering the mild/moderate hot glue gun burns)!
you worked some magic with that hot glue gun SIG.
Thanks so much, U.M…
pay no attention to this bit of glue that’s still stuck in/to my eyebrow…
Sexy! I’d call her dangerous if it all spoke of her. She’d probably call herself playful.
Thanks so much, sir!
Modern vintage – I like the sound of that!
(you’ve probably noticed I’m
completelya bit obsessed with most things retro…)
Why does that frame remind me of a corset? Sweet!
Thanks, Mr. B! That’s the structure I had in mind when I was building this thing… I think. Well, to tell you the truth I’m never really sure what I am / was thinking, but… you know.
Wow, that frame is awesome… I’m very impressed with your workmanship!
Thanks so much, Nigel! It was a bit of a trick to get this one assembled… could have used a bit more working room!
S-i-G, do you sell any of your pieces? So many times I’ve looked at them and said, geez I’d like to but that!
That’s very kind of you to say, Lynn, thank you!
I did sell my ‘A Second Hand Travel Log’ series back when Annabelle and I had our store…
I really hadn’t expected that would happen…
I never would have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out, Lynn!