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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Burlesque - DC Dances On

The morning walk is a non-negotiable part of my day for many reasons, not the least of which is the quality thinking time it provides.  My mind rambles freely between conversation with my Higher Power and thoughts about the day ahead.  Sometimes I am even blessed with the inner-silence that comes when I am fully present in the beauty of the moment.  And sometimes inspiration for an art project pops into consciousness, as happened yesterday in response to this week's Drawing Challenge, Burlesque.  I couldn't wait to get to the studio!


Black Arches Cover







The 'right' type of blade for cutting paper


'Yes' Paste - the best stuff for gluing paper to paper



silver gel pen created the fish-net stockings
 I am sure by now you have figured out where this was leading:
 
'Hootchie Kootchie': A Burlesque flag book - 4" x 4.25"





Lots more Burlesque is going on over at Tania's extraordinary contrarian blog.  Have a look and perhaps a laugh with us!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, this is SO cool! Have a great weekend. xo

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  2. HA, HA, HA .... really laughed out loud when I saw the finished opened Book !!!
    You're the best Sus !!!!!

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  3. they hootchie kootchie pop out! oh my!!! it's so sweet and funny to see these, because i seem to have been musing upon a similar track, albeit i found a cut out leg on my desk, from a victorian doll under construction, and i altered the atmosphere into something darker, and i stayed 2D. but i LOVE what you fixed here, it works!! so funny and quirky. goodie!!

    [i'm wondering, sus. what do you do when you fail a walk (even if it's non negotiable)? i mean, i used to be a walker, and now i'm not anymore, it seems, and i don't know what happened...? i agree on the thinking time tank. so, where do i do my thinking then?

    i know! i just got to start walking again, don't i?]

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    1. yes!!!

      dont worry though because Ive gotten out of the habit too but its time to get back into it. :)

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  4. Sus

    this is my favourite I really love this book the design and variation of angles as well as the power of repeats.
    Splendid job!

    Helen x

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  5. Oh my god, this is AMAZING! My eyes nearly fell out when I recognised the full effect! This is really really great, my dear, all thumbs up!! I'm absolutely in ♥LOVE♥ with this booklet, wow!!
    Thank you SO much!!

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  6. Susan, congratulations!
    Your idea is fantastic! I followed step by step the process because I had no idea how it would end. and the ending is amazing!
    I love to see how to build the artwork, I love seeing the step by step, as I think to myself, I can draw a leg on paper, I can cut it with scissors, I can paint it, but the talent of this artist is not mine. this piece of art I'm seeing is unique. only this person can do it.
    congratulations!!!!

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  7. wow, this is just soooo very cool! I love it and also the hootchie kootchie on the front, hihi, that's funny and those legs.....Wow!

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  8. Oh that's a really cool burleque pop up art book, ♥it !
    Kerstin

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  9. ;^))
    the last 4 images
    so great
    those legs and hands
    ha! love it

    Patrice A.
    xo

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  10. This photographed perfectly, and the progression from start to finish was half the fun. Even more delightful in person!!

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  11. I'm really impressed, I would have never come up with such a genius idea, its really great!
    Barbara
    P.S. I like to invite you to the next dc where I'n the host.

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  12. Sus your hootchie koochie flag book is crazy wild exciting wonderful original fun and fabulous. You are turning into a bookmaking queen of the art book. I hope you just keep going and going. You have a talent for this my friend. I'm so enjoying your creation[s]!!! N, xo

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  13. wow wow wow that´s awesome! Oh, I love it, what a great work! I would love to see and play with it,
    it´s a fantastic idea!
    x Stefanie

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  14. Huuuh, your cancan fanfold is fantastic, dear Sus!
    Love it! Its full of movement and lure... and secret. Makes me wanna play with it.
    Thanks.

    Love
    xo Ariane.

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  15. Your book is wonderful- what a great interpretation of the burlesque theme. Fantastic work!

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  16. I just read all of the comments about this wonderful creation... and agree with them all!!! What a wonderful idea and they created spectacularly. LOVE IT!

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