Friday, 11 July 2008
Back in vintage mode with this one - I've always been fascinated by corsets (although I thank God I don't have to wear one)! There's something rather beautiful and sculptural about them don't you think? I wasn't working to a challenge or theme, just messing about entirely to please myself which is my favourite activity, especially when as now I feel a bit moth-eaten and tired.
I began with a page of newspaper advertisements, firstly the corset, and the rest sort of followed. The background paper made me think of faded parlour wallpaper, and the button is a genuine pewter antique. I didn't make up a story exactly, but I was sort of thinking about a door to door corset salesman with a long overcoat and a brown battered leather suitcase .....