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?


Anonymous 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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