Charming Billy

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Where have you been?
Sing the forgotten song, remembered
long after the question
is asked.

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Although this doesn’t resemble at all what I originally had in mind, like Billy it has its charms.  And it does have a dreamlike atmosphere, which was part of my intent.  Always a learning experience:  the tracing paper reacts very differently to glue than tissue paper, shrinking up in ridges.  And the embroidery backstitch worked just as well as running stitch on paper which is a good thing to know.

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And in the spirit of always acknowledging my influences, even if I’m not consciously aware of them until I finish a piece:  thanks, once again, to Nancy Spero.

“Charming Billy” can be found in Atomic Poetry #1.

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13 responses to “Charming Billy”

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Wow, so is this stitching on top of a fabric collage? Or paper collage?

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  2. memadtwo says :

    He looks like a Greek god to me. Very charming indeed.


  3. Sharon Mann says :

    Nicely done, the the stitching on the collage adds another level of dimension. A very intriguing artwork.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Teresa Robeson says :

    I think it looks awesome! I keep thinking I’ll try collage but haven’t yet.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. artandmoondreams says :

    Wow. First thought was Poseidon, then after reading your wonderful words, Orpheus popped into my head….either way a mythic feel about this image. The collage and stitching looks great, and I would imagine has a nice tactile sensation. Love this piece and am inspired. Thank you for sharing it.

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