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Monday, February 13, 2012
29 Faces -- Day 13 - Presenting Empress Gerta Gourd
Never before published...'cause I took the picture last night of Empress Gerta Gourd I of Vineland (I'm currently reading Catherine the Great's biography by Robert K. Massie and loving it, hence the imagined pomp and circumstance for my gourd). Instead of scrubbing off the naturally occurring design on the drying gourd body, I left it because I found it kind of beautiful. I worked with enhancing it with paints and pen. Her majesty is resting against a soft pillow in her boudoir...one must have an imagination about these things! Or else I'm just nuts!!