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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Whimsical Marie Antoinette

These three were done for a "Whimsical Marie Antoinette" hand drawn/painted swap. I was pretty excited to do these. Not sure why. Not as if I watched the movie or knew much about the ill fated queen, but something made me want to do this swap. So I signed up for it. Now, here's the kicker! I joined on 4th of July. We went to our local fair grounds to watch the fireworks. We had about 3 hours of wait time and I drew all three of them fairly quickly before it got dark. As I said, I was pretty inspired. Not sure I've ever drawn so many cards so quickly before. Then we went home and packed for our trip to disneyworld starting the next day!! I thought I'd be back in time to color them and mail them out. Nope, didn't work out that way. By the time we got back, they were due in 4 days. So, I got them colored and priorty mailed them out! Hopefully, the hostess will have them in time.

When I showed my husband these, he wanted to know what "whimsical" meant. Hmm....I didn't know how to explain it. So, I looked it up. Here's what the dictionary says..."fanciful, odd, funny, unusual, peculiar, eccentric, queer, flaky..." The more I read these adjectives, the more I'm loving this word. I'm not sure my queens are eccentric or peculiar or flaky enough, but, they're whimsical. Right?

6 comments:

runningonink said...

HOLEY BUCKETS RENU, these are GORGEOUS! You did an awesome job- gorgeous whimsical Marie Antoinette! You are soooooo TALENTED!

Jenn Klee said...

These are so lovely, I particularly like the close-up of the face.

Tami B. said...

They are whimsically wonderful. You really should make some of your drawings into stamps, my friend. I think you could sell them quickly.

Thanh said...

Your work always gives me the gasp factor Renu. I wish you'd post more often, but hey - pieces of work take time to create ;)

Mrs. Fence said...

Renu, these are just fabulous! I sure wish I had your talent for drawing/painting. I'm sure the ladies you traded with will be thrilled!!!!

Cindi said...

wow! Renu, these are fab!! definatly whimsical too. holy moly, I'm just blown away by your talent.
:)

 

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