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Miss Havisham
Miss Havisham

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Challenge: Surrealism II (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Date: Aug 21, 2014
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2014

[Aug. 28th, 2014 08:27:42 PM]

The last thing I wanted to do was a self portrait on this!!! My daughter was home for 6 days between summer job and college, and I thought it would be awesome doing a surreal shot of her.

Somehow, 6 days isn't enough time. I got two challenges in before she was gone, at least!!

I had this idea for a little while, but the veil and crown were last minute additions, since my short hair isn't all that interesting from the back. This is my actual wedding headpiece and veil -- used over 25 years ago now. :)

My daughter pointed out that the eyes on the mask (in the mirror) looks too plastic. Shadows or blurring the lines or something may have helped that. I put the white mask on the table and used that to get the general shape of my "face" mask on the table. Again, something doesn't look quite right with that. But I'm not sure how to have fixed it.

Thanks for all the comments! I've been doing a lot of knitting recently, and less DPC. So I'll have nothing in voting tomorrow, and I don't have anything for free study. I need to figure out how to get the interest back.

Place: 5 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.6413
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.0882
Avg (non-participants): 6.9655
Views since voting: 1305
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 92
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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08/29/2014 11:07:36 AM
Congrats on the HM, Wendy. This is the first time I've heard you mention a "slump". Just shows you're a mere mortal, after all ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2014 09:36:47 PM
Beautifully done. In my top 6.
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08/28/2014 09:21:23 PM
You crack me up, Wendy!!!
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08/28/2014 01:28:35 PM
Is mr compeyson at the table ?

I had to google the title to realize my knowledge of Dickens is very limited.
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08/28/2014 11:01:29 AM
already voted..

This one freaked me out a bit.. LOL! the lighting and then seeing the face in the mirror then on the table.. just amazing how the process worked on this and as if it was actually real.
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08/27/2014 04:36:15 AM
Very well done. Definitely has a shot at a ribbon IMHO.
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08/22/2014 11:20:42 PM
Top 3
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08/22/2014 04:21:36 PM
Oddly weird. I like it.

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