Antoinette, Mixed Media, 6x8 (framed),
copyright Ingrid Mida 2008
I am utterly besotted with everything French, especially anything related to Marie Antoinette. All of the artwork that I've produced this year has been influenced by the French fashions of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Even though this little bodice was one of the very first miniature pieces that I created, it wasn't until this week that I finished sewing on the buttons, ribbon, and trim. And it took me forever to figure out how to incorporate toile.
It seems like I always fall in love with my latest artwork. I have to live with it for a while before I'm ready to release it into the world.