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Treasure by KellyEddington Treasure by KellyEddington
This is a large cluster of jewelry along with other items including an old photo of me as a baby. I whimsically added it to my still life setup and loved the idea of painting a tiny girl surrounded by objects she would eventually own, including an antique dragon figurine. I like how the orange-red beads resemble fire shooting from its mouth. Some of the stories behind the jewelry are meaningful, and some are not. For example, one morning I was on my way to school when I noticed the beginnings of a wardrobe malfunction and needed something to pin myself together. I popped into a drugstore and bought the above purple pin for $4.95. It may have been cheap, but it took an entire day to complete. I adore Venice and was happy to find the matchbox at a local antique store. It shows the Ca' d'Oro ("Golden House") and was painted in a jazzy style that I had fun mimicking. The lettering and skinny black lines made me so nervous that I kissed my right hand after I finished them.
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Given 2013-12-23
Full of detail and personality. Treasure by ~KellyEddington ( Featured by ArtByCher )
chibi-demon-angel694 Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a painting?! :wow: I seriously thought it was a photo!
Great work! Fantastic! :clap:
silveranklets Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was clapping my hands unconsciously after I read your description and looked at the painting! how long did this take???
This took me way too long to realize it was a painting--congrats!
pozolegirl Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow gorgeous! I thought this was pencil till I saw that it was a painting!
imdrowninginyou Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't realize this was a painting until after I read the description. I must say, this is very impressive. Good job!
MJWilliam Dec 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive work, congrats on the DD!
Bnspyrd Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on the DD! What a wonderful idea and so intricate in details and memories.

Seasons Greetings :holly: :xmas:
lintu47 Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays :santa:
crazyruthie Dec 23, 2013   General Artist
i am in love with this! a still life collage! you're very creative and your work feels energetic and positive. :icondancingplz:
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