Wednesday, February 1, 2012

'ACEO Theme Week' Contest, and '29 Faces' Challenge



'The White Witch of Narnia",
for ACEO Theme Week (click for auction link).

It's the 1st of February! Which is likely significant for any number of reasons (day before Groundhog's Day perhaps?), but at least two of them would be: (1.) it's the start of the monthly 'ACEO Theme Week' art contest, and (2.) it's the first day of the '29 Faces' art blog challenge. And because I wanted to participate in both events, being the practical sort, the logical thing for me was to combine the two. The contest theme this month is 'Winter Wonderland', therefore my entry features both 'Winter', and...a 'Face', choosing as I did to feature the "White Witch' of the chilly, wintry Narnia. In any case, this, my first Face of the challenge, was my project for the day.  The following is my auction description:


~"The White Witch of Narnia"~

My entry for this month's ACEO Theme Week (TW) Contest is doing 'double duty' for me. While I had an aceo to do for this contest, I also needed to create a 'face' for an art blog challenge I'm participating in, called '29 Faces' (a Face for every day in February. See my blog for more info). Overlapping these two goals, my entry features the evil and vain 'White Witch' of Narnia, who has cast a spell of perpetual Winter and eternal snow upon that magical land.....

The tale of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' is set during WWII, therefore my White Witch reflects the era, looking like a 1940's Glamour Girl. She sports an icicle tiara, and holds between her gloved fingers her preferred object of bribery, a piece of the sticky-sweet confection, Turkish Delight.....





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19 comments:

angelself said...

Very cool, Patience...lol! Kathryn

Patience said...

Thanks Kathryn! Love your Lovebird -- I have a little prized pet cockatiel (chirping at me right now in fact ;-)), so your first 'Face' popped out at me right away...!

Sunshineshelle said...

Wonderful I love this face, & she is glamourous & attractive even without her turkish delight!

Satina said...

You totally nailed that 40's glam, in my opinion. That was the first thing I thought when I saw her. "I know her from an old movie, don't I?"

Ayala Art said...

Lovely! Hope you win the contest!

creativedawn said...

Very beautiful!

hugz

Gina said...

She is absolutely captivating! :D XXX

Kaili Williams said...

So beautiful! I love the colors and her expression.

-Kaili

Patience said...

Thanks for all the really nice comments, everyone!

Shelle and Santina: Indeed, I was trying to go with something VERY opposite the Narnia movie, heh ;-). Tilda Swinton made one fabulous White Witch -- but I figure most folks who've seen the film have her image stuck in their minds so I'd be best to go with something completely different, lol! Plus I adore the 40's and 50's and ANY excuse to dredge them up ;-). Thanks again!

Geri Centonze said...

She's beautiful! I can't wait to see the next 28!

BlackPumpkin said...

Cool! Love her.

Melisa said...

I love Narnia and this is beautiful!

IrelandBrady said...

She is certainly a charming witch!

inklets said...

I really like the texture you've used in this face!

Lizzy Love said...

o O o I love that face!!! So classy she looks!!! :) Great work!

Lizzy Love said...

ps I just noticed your profile and from once Cancer survivor to another CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You go girl!! :) my story is in my profile of my Etsy shop oddballartco.etsy.com

Patience said...

Such nice comments -- thank you all!

And Lizzy, thanks so much for the well wishes. Really sorry to hear you're a fellow member of the 'Big C' club, but wow, a 27 year Survivor! I did go and read your story -- and what a story, that's amazing! I'm sure it was terribly harrowing for your poor parents -- but, it sounds as though you did go on to not just survive, but THRIVE...! So thanks for sharing -- and all my best wishes to you for health and wellness!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wonderful depiction of the white witch! thank you for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

MangaMem said...

I loved reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and I love the winter chill of your White Witch! She looks much more like what I had in mind when reading the book! I can't wait to see more artwork!