Monday, February 1, 2010

Failures and Lessons

For me a failure, or something I'm not totally happy with, is a lesson, because the way I see it we learn the most from our mistakes.

So...I tried a pictorial cane...a portrait. The technique is basically solid and I did end up with a recognizable portrait when I'd hours later.
It's in the reducing that things didn't go so well. The finished cane measured about two inches diameter and the picture you see is when it was reduced down to one inch. I think it's recognizable as a face but not much more.
This will definitely take more work and I make take a more artistic, less methodical approach next time.

However, let's play a game.....the first one to correctly guess who the cane was supposed to be gets a prize. Don't forget to leave your e-mail so I can contact you if you win.


  1. Yes...I can tell it is a face...I even clicked on the picture but it doesn't about the cane is of your mother???


  2. Heather...sorry, nope, not my mother....someone famous. I would definitely be famous if shye were my mother!

  3. Lets see, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Bush but maybe Marilyn Monroe.

  4. You win Suzanne! Good eyes....or warped ones :) Yep, it was supposed to be Marilyn Monroe.

  5. Marilyn Monroe was my guess before I even looked at the comments, so I would say even with the reduction it's awesome for a first shot!

  6. I'm late, but I had two guesses: Marilyn Monroe or George Washington. But then I thought: Why the heck should Mikii want George Washington in her jewelry?
    Congrats to Suzanne!


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