Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Something New

It's been a rough beginning, this Year of the Sheep.  I thought I was going to be the lucky sheep, but no, it wasn't going to be that simple.  LOL   Things are finally calming down around here as the weather is steadily warming up and signs of life are everywhere around me.  I LOVE spring!!

I can't quite tell all the details right now, but I have this thing that I dubbed "the Italian Project", which deals with my Marie Antoinette pieces.  I know!  Marie Antoinette was born in Austria, and married into the French royal family, so why "the Italian Project"?  I hope to be able to tell soon.  I have three line art of Marie so far, but only 2 have been fully colored and finished by me.  I do adore the excess of Rococo fashion and furnishings of Marie Antoinette's era.  The wigs are just so fun to draw and design with all sorts of random objects.  I have to say, she's one of my favorite subjects for illustration.  Fun fun fun.

Marie Nyantoinette ©Mitzi Sato-Wiuff 2015
Kitten in a wig~!! XD

My first Marie had a cupcake theme to go with the "Let them eat cake" quote, which has been attributed to her in popular culture, but research into the matter indicates that this is really not the case, to be historically correct...    For "Marie Nyantoinette", my second Marie piece, I was inspired by the legend of Main Coon cats that goes something like this.  When Marie and her family were attempting to escape France, much of her belongings, including her cats that were said to roam the palace freely, were loaded on a ship heading to America.  Well, the royal family was captured before they made it to the ship, but the ship with the cats and all eventually made it to the shore of Main and the story goes on to say that her cats mingled with the local feline population and became today's Main Coons.  Fanciful tale.  So "Marie Nyantoinette" is the homage to the cat lady that she was.  I don't know whether she actually played with fancy wigs on her kitties, but it just sounded like fun.  ^_^

"Poppy Sprite" ©Mitzi Sato-Wiuff 2015

Another one I had previously released as a digi (line art only), but failed to finish as a fully colored piece.  This one was sitting in my 'to be finished' folder for months.  ^^;  I've been accumulating these types of files lately.  Must complete all these unfinished pieces!

"Christmas Cactus Sprite"  ©Mitzi Sato-Wiuff 2014

I just realized that this one was missing from my Sprites Collection's page on dA when I was updating.  I figure I'd post her right here, too.    I couldn't decide on the color for the flowers as they come in different, equally beautiful colors.  I have a pot of this plant with the same bloom colors, but I've been wanting to purchase a peach or yellow flowering variety.  Would you believe it if I said that my own Christmas Cactus is still blooming by my window?  Started blooming shortly after Christmas (Buds were close, but they didn't open until a day or two after Christmas.), and blooms have been continuous ever since. :D

Now that my web site's digi stamp shop (www.AuroraWings.com) has been updated with new codes for buttons and shopping carts, I'm hoping that I can redirect my energy to art production and get to do the work that I'd rather be doing (rather than implementing changes to accommodate some EU laws...  What a debacle it has been!).  And I've finally recovered from the bronchitis and sinusitis, too! :D  *happy happy*



3 comments:

  1. Your colourings are lovely, hope you will be a lucky sheep from now on, lots of hugs, Marion

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