I wanted to design a new Cupid Valentine door hanger. He evolved as I went along, like other dolls I have done in the past, and moved along pretty quickly.
Then the finishing touches for the naked cherub. I added the quilted wings, and was not pleased with the way they blended in with the color of his body. So, I thought , I'll add a cheesecloth wrap to them to bring them out by adding more dimension. Viola, I loved it instantly.
Next , the hair. I was really stuck now. I have done angels with whole clove spices attached to the head for hair. No I wanted this to be unique to this pattern I was offering. How about peppercorns? I tried that, too. Not pleased with that, either.
So off I went to the supply drawer in my craft room. I found some curly jute I had ordered a while back. Eureka! This was what Cupid needed.
I am pleased with the way it all turned out.
As I added the curls to his head, the poem...There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.... came to mind. Even though he was Cupid,not a female, he needed a curl in the middle of his forehead.
Funny, when I was young, My hair was always naturally curly, and I disliked it very much! Always wanted poker straight hair I could part in the middle, and let swing like those shampoo commercials. Once I got older, I realized how lucky I may have been, and who knows, maybe it inspired me to add some curls to my newest creation?
I hope you find inspiration in everything around you. Pull out some old memories, and relive the joy in them everyday.