Thursday, October 21, 2010

Aziza Fairy Queen, Mostly Done!

I've been working slowly on this one, but now she's almost finished, really just a few tweeks here and there and she'll be officially done!

I worked on it last night for awhile, and took a photo this morning so that you could see, of course Willow my art kitty had to get in the photo! I'm at work, and I would bet money that she's sitting right in the middle of Aziza looking out the window!

Believe it or not, I did some of the details in her skirt with my left hand! I'm having a little hand problem currently, the back of my hand between my thumb and forefinger is swollen slightly, but things like turning my car key, opening doors, etc. really hurts and makes me exclaim, "oooohh! It may be a tendon thing, I'll be seeing my doc soon to have him check it out.

When I was a kid I broke my right elbow and discovered that I can use my left hand with a certain amount of accuracy, albeit a bit more slowly. I told Dan last night that I was drawing with my left hand, and he said, "Oh, that's not good." He looks after me and take great interest in my work as my husband, marketing manager and logistics wizard. So I grabbed a little scrap of paper and wrote, "Lets see how well I can write with my left hand."

...with my left hand. When I handed it to him, his eyebrows went up, and he muttered a sound of approval. It wasn't perfect, but my penmanship isn't great anyway. I have many tricks in my hat!

So I hope you enjoy this noble looking African fairy, I had so much fun working on her. Her wings are that of the African Monarch butterfly, I just love the warm rich colors!




  1. Mickie, this is sobeautiful, i love the colours & those wings! I do hope your hand is better soon. I was having trouble with my right hand last year, due to a shoulder problem & it wasn't nice not being able to hold my pens & brushes properly. How cool you can use ur left hand too. x

  2. Thanks so much Ruthie! I can use the left, it's slow, but I can do it. I think details like eyes and things will have to be with my right, but I can do lot's of other "fill in" work with my left. Sometimes it's good to be weird, right?

  3. Oh yes i agree, well i have to cause i think i am a bit weird all the time lol. I once had to do a written piece with my left hand, the subject was "exploring self". The idea behind it all that the brain would be having to concentrate so hard on using the left hand to write with,that the outcome of the written piece would be more from the subconcious. It was very interesting! Have a fab wekend x

  4. Hi Mickie! The details of this faerie are just exquisite. The colors blend so amazingly well together. I am hoping that your hand is feeling better soon. I don't know what I'd do if something happened to my left hand (as I am not ambidextrous in the least). Enjoy your weekend, and thank you for sharing this beautiful piece! Theresa


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