Monday, January 26, 2009

Lucy and Other Treats

It is Monday again, and I have spent several hours this weekend creating, while getting over this horrible virus that I had. Along with 11 new jewelry pieces I have also finished a new painting from the Sweet Heart Collection. I thought I'd share my process with you and give you the scoop on some new arrivals coming this evening at Red Heart 13.

I introduce Lucy, she is based on the lovely Lucy Westenra from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Lucy Westenra, was Mina's best friend. Being a vivacious young woman, she fell under Dracula's spell, and turned into a vampire where she had banished her soul from the promise of eternal rest. In the end Van Helsing's crew hunts down the vampress she has become and slays her and returns Lucy's soul to her body and to heaven.

LEFT: This is Lucy in the second stage of painting. I picked her up in Salem, MA at this fabulous jumbled antique store. She was originally bw and had a very gray undertown, it was actually a journey to bring out her paleness, I had to eat away the film of gray that was on her face; but in the end the I left some of the film as her shadows around her neck, eyes and nose. The image to the RIGHT: is another portrait I picked up in Salem, this is the third session with this deathly lady. She is going to be added to my Skeleton Krew™ Collection once she is complete. I am still in the process of figuring out her hair, so hard.

I finished
Lucy over the weekend and she is just marvelous, her eyes are so striking and is perfect for any bloody Valentine. She comes in an antique wooden frame with a gold border, glass and cute red bow at the top. She is now available at Red Heart 13.

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N E W  A R R I V A L S:
Stop by this evening around 10pm for these new pieces at Red Heart 13. I have also changed my shop sections around a little bit, I've added a Valentine's Day and Sweet Heart Collection section. Hopefully it will be a little bit easier to navigate.

8 NECKLACES:
Crossbones and Pearls necklace
Fawn Sweetheart necklace
Royal English Rose necklace
Nautical Daydream necklace
Folsom Prison Blues necklace
Cupid Adornment necklace
Dark Love necklace
The White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts necklace

3 PAIRS OF EARRINGS:
Heart of Black earrings
Golden Dollop earrings
Pink Blush Darlings

2 comments:

SusiePrue said...

everything is sooooo lovely! i love the new sections for the shop as well. it's always such a treat to look at your store! someday very soon i'll get to buy myself a treat there (last computer payment is february! woo hoo!)

Rose said...

Leila,
That is awesome! Maybe you could show a before and after! She is very intense.
Rose