I have had a great weekend playing ART. I really am learning and enjoying the process. I guess you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you but I did this one backwards. That is to say I usually start with the face sketch and then do the background first. For this one I painted the sketch of the face first and then worked on the background. I found it to be a little difficult and do believe that I prefer the background first.
Sometimes the Norah takes over. I wanted so bad to make paper roses in her hair, though I don't know what paper roses would look like. I thought about it all week. Had other inspiration to maybe use bleeding hearts somewhere on the piece too. Well Norah didn't seem to know what paper roses looked like or how to make them either so.....we didn't. And do you see the wings? I was just following Norah'S lead and using the piece of ribbon to stencil through to get some white flowing through the page. Minutes later I leaned it up and stepped back. Melissa was in the room and I said, "hey look she has wings". So I gave a little definition at the edges so you would know they were wings. Now we all know. I guess Norah knew first.
OK, dh (dear husband) would say I am "certified". But I would just tell you that today I realized the Norah is my muse.