The Mannequin

Last summer while garage sale-ing with my friend Amy, I stumbled across a retail mannequin being used as a purse holder... I asked the woman who owned it if it was for sale too and she said sure...$50. I talked her down to $25 somehow and threw my new headless wonder into the trunk of Amy's already full car...in bits and pieces so she'd fit. As odd as this is, I had the idea of using a mannequin as a canavas floating around in my head for quite some time. Acquiring this was phase one of a dream come true. I spent all this time, cleaning it, priming it, ignoring it, moving it, priming it again because of the new scuffs from moving and then little ideas began trickling into my brain this week...enough to motivate me to start painting it for real. unfortunately there will be no before shots because my camera decided to die...but I think I'll go get a new one tomorrow. I want to take pictures of the various stages she goes through. Right now she kind of looks like a spandexed super hero because of the cartoony solid blue and red base coat I put on tonight...but that'll go away soon...never fear...

So, sorry there isn't any photographic evidence of my most recent artistic activity, but it will come soon, never fear. Time for bed now though.