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Creative Process

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Where Do the Star Muses Come From?

I start by doing small portraits on water color paper of Muses that A-muse me!

I then get  a small blank wood star--here is a drawing of one!
My images are TOO big for a tiny 3.5 inch star so they go through  an 'incredible shrinking machine"--also known as 'my computer'.
Now I am ready to paint designs, patterns & back ground textures on the front and back of the star!
I start with textures, add layers of colors and glitter, drying between each color.
Now shiney copper tape--same as is wrapped around stain glass-- is carefully wrapped around the edges of the star.  I have also been experiementing with a hammered copper paint.
My Muses like to hang around--tree limbs, knobs, corners of  pictures etc.  so I add a pretty black satin ribbon loop to the top of each one.
These muses can't be seen in public with out their 'bling'.  Must add glass beads, rhinesstones, glitter! to the front and back!!

Also each star is dated by the year it was made and name of muse, and my shop name:  Beauty Watcher!

Almost finished.  just a little varnish and hanging out to dry in the sun!

Now, the little muse is ready to go to it's new home.  I wrap the star up carefully in a piece of fabric--colors and type of fabric varies depending on what I have in stock at the time.

All tied up in a yarn bow and ready to go!
And this is how the Muse arrives!


  1. I love comments! was this process clear? please let me know. thanx!!

  2. How cute! Thanks for sharing your process. I'm here from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. Thanks for hosting that contest too. :)