Day 55

Today’s blog post is in Haiku format. I’m introducing a viewer challenge stolen from a blog I love called GoFugYourself.com. Create your own haiku about this piece (or this art project) and leave it in the comments! The best one will get a free print (I’m making prints once I get to 200 facebook fans, so spread the word!). 🙂 I’ll be watching for entries until the end of March. Remember- a haiku is a non-rhyming poem made of three lines, in which the first is 5 syllables, the second is 7 and the third is 5. Good luck!

Charcoal born of ash

Sketches fire hydrant in chains

Smudges where rust grows

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Day 10

When I was a teenager, I was really into Marilyn Monroe and old hollywood glamour. My mom even set up this little vanity for me in my bedroom, which she had decorated in gold, pink and cream. It was fabulous and I loved it. I still love the idea of lounging around in a silken nightgown and Marabou slippers, doing my makeup just right, spending hours to pick the perfect vintage ballgown for some champagne filled gala in some black and white fantasy world free of stress.

I headed to Etsy.com again today to look through vintage items for inspiration and found this. It brought out all those wannabe-bombshell memories again. I decided to honor that “old-timey” feel and draw it in charcoal. It’s always a good idea to practice one’s drawing skills, and with this glass base, it was trickier than I had planned. Did you know these things are called “atomizers”? How cool is that?