But enough of the smooching. You might be wondering - what the heck is going on with this flamingo?
This fancy gal is heading to a show sponsored by the 6 Hands Collaborative (a dynamic group of artists I truly admire) and is a response to a challenge called The Bag Project. Now I have painted on paper bags as substrate, used them as collage materials and used them to schlep my art supplies around. But never to make fancy clothes for a flamingo.
And yes, I just had to get one more flamingo out of my system.
It was quite revelatory to discover that paper bags, once gesso'd and painted, feel a lot like leather, and can be folded and formed much the same as fabric. So a fancy collar for a fancy girl. Maybe "bag lady" will become the new couture?