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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flora or Esther...

I just have a couple of minutes...it's grocery/errand day...but I wanted to show you how I tweaked Flora just a tiny bit.


Somehow she seemed unfinished to me. I sat with her and began thinking of all the alternatives I had thought of for hair...one of them was a turban, which I like to use. That's when I knew she needed a "base" for the flowers so I gave her a black hat.

Several comments mentioned before that she reminded them of those old-style bathing caps and now she really does. I'm thinking old Esther Williams movies so maybe I should have named her Esther!

I found this image online...

Not quite...but similar! 

20 comments:

  1. I didn't notice this in your former post, but what you've done works well. She has these magic eyes, can't stop looking at them. Flora or Esther, well you decide.

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  2. oh YES - the black hat is the perfect anchor!

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  3. I hadn't noticed in your earlier post, but the hat definately gives the painting the perfect finishing touch. I loved the way you used the cut out flowers. I think you are too hard on yourself about your painting of faces, I think they are wonderful and strong.

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  5. Fantastic! I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but it makes such a difference!

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  6. I say keep her as Flora, maybe you'll do another one who truly will be Esther you could be put her in a swimsuit.

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  7. yes I like the black hat, and I love the flowers, and it does remind me of those old fashioned bathing caps, you did a great job

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  8. I never really played with dolls when I was young, but I sure did love paper dolls! What memories!!!

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  9. I used to love those old movies, and yes she does look like she could be in the esther williams synchronised swimming team... gosh I used to love watching those scenes in the water with all those ladies swimming to perfect timing!

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  10. What a nice finishing touch! She really does remind me of Ester Williams. :)

    Also, now I sort of want a hat like that. Or at least a stretchy headband with flowers sewn all over it.

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  11. Love what you've done with Flora!

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  12. She is "BEAUTIFUL"... fantastic job, Janet! :]
    The black is perfect! This, really balances everything out... good call. ((hugs))

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  13. flora's flowers make me think of a bathing cap i once had.

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  14. Hi Janet...I've been out of the loop the past few days. Flora, er Ester looks great! Good job on the black hat :)
    Mary

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  15. Beautiful Janet! I like the hat as an anchor. She looks a lot like Esther Williams! But Flora works for me too. OMG I haven't seen an old E.W. movie in years!

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  16. I liked her before, Janet, but you're right -- it just adds "something" -- depth? energy? I don't know -- but yes, she does have the Esther look!

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  17. OH JaNET YOU DO INSPIRE!!!LOVE gOOD STUFF HERE AS ALWAYS...
    mUAH! hAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND.

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  18. janet, i used to have one of those flowered bathing caps. but it wasnt as flowery as the one in the EW picture. it was about the same time as i had tangee lipstick! lol nice work girl!!

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  19. I'm so glad I came to visit today. I've always loved your beautiful girls and the way the flowers frame her face is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend, Janet!

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