When I was a child I took an illustrated book about eyes from the library. I remember curling in a nook and reading intently about cones and light rays. When I was a teenager, I would draw eyes, perfected, ethereal eyes with perfectly shaded pupils. I drew the same eye so many times they became formulaic. At that same time I went on vacation to Providence, Rhode Island with my mom and dad and saw many blown glass Evil Eyes. Pinterest has various images of Evil Eyes.
This led me on an exploration of Shisha Mirrors, which, now that I am writing about them and finding links to share with you, I pine over (tis not the season to be purchasing art supplies for myself). But. We are talking about a quest I had in my early years, right? I learned that mirrors were used to deflect the Evil Eye and protect the wearer from harm. And what teenaged girl doesn't want to wear long flowing skirts embroidered with mirrors?
As I was creating this post, I came across a tutorial on shisha embroidery, using pennies.
This is my work from yesterday. It needs something to push the eye image forward but I will put it aside for now.
We now have 17 members over at the Rockstar Boro group.