Monday, November 12, 2007

Runaway Tooth Fairy

I thought I would throw this one out there forthe quiltart list. This is a second tooth fairy as a memento of the saga of my broken front teeth. It's been a year since the damage was done, and at that time a made a rather "pretty" tooth fairy, similar to a medieval illustration. At least that's where my starting point was. Now that the full enormity of it all has hit, I needed to make another one...bigger, more substantial and downright scary...something like my dental bill. It measures about 50"x60". I sort of started it with the same influences in the back of my mind...medieval hyper decorated and precious. But she would have none of it and became a kind of Frankenstein! So now I am embellishing and have come to a standstill. I can see that baubles and gemstones won't do. I am toying with the idea of using dental instruments ( which my dentist kindly gave me) as embellishment. I dunno....maybe too wacko?


Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Hi Pamela, I definitely like your idea of using dental instruments as embellishments, because honestly she doesn't look scary enough yet to me. She's still beautiful, in my eyes! Dental picks, hypodermic syringes, drill bits ... yeah!

Wild Thread Studio said...

She doesn't look so much scary as - maybe - demanding to me. Kind of like, 'you may not want me in your life but its necessary!'. Implements of pain (ugh, all dentist phobic people know what I mean) would change her message and make it a bit more menacing. If this is the direction you want to take her then go for it.

Your work is fabulous - as always.

Roberta Ranney said...

Hi Pamela, I do find her scary - there's something about those red shoes that puts my heart in my throat! After seeing this if I ever go to my dentist and she is wearing red shoes I am so out of there.

I'm all for the addition of the dental instruments - they'll add another layer of fear.

Those big Gothic looking wings don't look fairyish to me - they are menacing. I don't know how you manage to make something menacing and beautiful at the same time but you've managed it.


Nikki said...

She looks scary to me. I wouldn't want to wake up in the middle of the night to find her reaching under my pillow.

BlueRose Dragon said...

Hi Pam

awesome work as always! Still hoping to meet you in one of your classes

Donnely the bluerose dragon!

Kristin said...

I can't imagine anything being TOO wacko for your work -- go for the dental instruments!

Sue Kaufman said...

Yep, I think, go for the dental instruments hard. Make the most of your dark background figures. Can't get too scary regarding dental work if you ask me =:o

Sue Kaufman