Monday, December 17, 2007

your opinion




So my goddesses, since I respect your opinions above all others, tell me what you think.

Above are 3 pics and tell me which idea you like the best.
I have cut out paper dolls - now do you like the doll alone, or with her friend? and do you like the doll flat to the paper or or or, as in the 2nd photo, raised above about 1/2 inch so you can see a shadow. none of it is done of course, the dolls are not painted much and the background will be a deteriorated collage - but which one so far? What do you think? wax will be applied so the figures when glued onto the paper will not appear to have any seams (the magic of wax). Even if I keep it raised and elevated from the canvas it will be waxed over as well.
what to do. what to do.
Ill be working on it Tuesday morning but not before 9 am so you have time to tell me.


48 comments:

Cynthia said...

I like her with her friend ... it seems that they are affirming each other.

Amanda Edwards said...

I also like the two friends togather. Except maybe the cat is out of place? I think it is enough just with the two girls.

Peggy said...

I am loving both of them together - as if one is speaking to the other. I also like the raised with shadow (we use popdots in scrapbooking). Can't wait to see the finished page.

Red Sonja said...

I like option 1 best :D

And your movie below worked perfectly for me too :)

suzi blu said...

ok the two girls it is. thats how it started, of course, but I wasnt sure if it was just too much somehow. but I like them together too. it was originally supposed to be in honor of friendship. so i guess it still can be.

I appreciate the critique. sometimes when youre in your own head you cant see straight.

gina said...

i love the first composition but i love the 3d effect with shadows even the flower would be cool if its raised do ya use the self adhesive pop dots to raise images i love everything ya do but i think ya should make them on mat board and cut them out you could copy them and package them for sale on ebay .cute dresses and purses and crowns with little sparkly glittery blu shus velcro strips to change out fits

sammiam said...

oh suzi.... i need to say hi firstly.... so Hi! You're new to me - just discovered you this morning and spent 3 hours (i'm whispering that just in case anyone hears me.....) catching up on your previous posts and some (most) of your vids! Oh my!!!
Your question for today - I think the two girls, including the cat cos where would you be without your cat??? but what about a shadow for one of the girls - perhaps the "friend" cos your "shadow" is always your friend is it not???
I'd really love for you to have a look at my post for today on my blog - only because after spending so much time "with you" this morning I was so inspired I spent all afternoon in my studio - so THANKS! and looking forward to more posts xoxo
samm
sammiam.wordpress.com

Laura said...

I like the one with her friend. It just made me feel warm inside. I would like to see a friend for the cat also..... we all need friends.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Absolutely...ditto, ditto.....one soul speaking to another. Very, very precious.
xo Rella

Judy Wise said...

Yup, the first one. Girlfriends. Sweetness.

eM said...

no no.
no girls, just the cat: with BIG, GIANT shadow..and a toothpick, and the cats says 'i eat your soul'.. just kidding.
yes, 2 girls, that would be nice cuz every soul needs a mate

Lynne said...

I love the first one much like everyone else. I think its that sense of having someone else there that makes it so speical. True friendship is so hard to find in this world (In real life - i wished my internet friends lived round the corner instead of round the world)Those to goddesses looks like they were meant to be together.

POPY said...

I love the first version Suzi !!
Hugs
ISA ^_^ (The french girl)

Anonymous said...

Both versions are beautiful, depends on what you want to say. It looks like the two friends are talking to each other, while in the second version it feels like the painting is saying it to the viewer as well as the girl... Raised body, feels a little "too" scrapbook/cutesy to me for some reason (ducks). ---mariatherese

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suesviews said...

top one for me, too.
gorgeous girls they are :)

Carolyn said...

I like the one with the two friends on it. I also like the idea someone suggested of raising the flower.

vintageniki said...

I love the friends both together and flat on the canvas.

Can't wait to see your finished piece.

katybat said...

i like the two girls together and i LOVE the cat (i like cats:). i do think the raised dolls is very cool

Anonymous said...

The two together - they complete each other. As for 3-d or not, don't know .... I think flat on page. But NOT sure at all!
Melanie

Diane Duda said...

That's tough! I like the two girls..but also love the shadows.
Is that an option?
They have such lovely faces!!!

Bonnie / Graybonnie said...

Girly cutouts...omg...lol...I started working on one of my own. So of course I love these. My favorite is grouping of girls with the kitty.

PhotoQueen said...

I like them together,, and you have to keep the cat in there maybe just reposition him. ps my husband thinks you are great also

Meghan Rose said...

i love the two of them together, but i think my favorite is the third one. all of them are gorgeous, though :) i know i'm a bit late, but i just thought i'd pop in anyway - and i wanted to let you know i really enjoy your blog!

Anonymous said...

I like the top one. But it would create a better mood for me if one of the figures was raised and lit with side lighting to to cast a part of their shadow onto the other.

e.m.

babytreese said...

I like her with her friend...it's like she's tell her that she has a beautiful soul...very nice sweetie...

Carol ~ Spirit's Journey Designs said...

The images are lovely and I like #1 the best!

sherree said...

A day too late (but) I love the girlfriends, with the kitty.
The shadow is cool too but does it show under wax? I don't know. Suzi do your own thing it's always great.
Can't wait to see it finished. Hope there is a video of the making of this piece.

Sama said...

I like the two friends the most, I get the feeling that they are talking to each other and the cat sort of goes "what about me, don't I have a beautiful soul?"

Dave said...

I KNOW you have a Beautiful Soul suziblu! You show it all the time!

bobby said...

I think that red shirt-dude should be king and then give the flower to white dressed beauty.

Or white-dressed gives flower to the cat and says "you have a beautiful soul"

Cats feet could be on the same level as others.

Maybe rotten half eaten body lies on floor and cat eats it and says "i like your body"

aprylian said...

I like them together--but it may just be because I think the blonde is so cute. Can't wait to see it done!

aprylian

angie's pink fuzzy said...

i'm late - but - with the two friends!

suze said...

I also like the 2 girlz with the shadow.

Seeking Simplicity said...

Two souls, captured forever in a moment of time, honoring what they see reflected in each other.

So... I definitely like the top one.... but I'm sort of a pop-up freak...

Happy Holidays Suzi Blu... and a Happy Meoooooooow to Pooh!

Kim said...

#1...the two friends

Myriam_Mamantoine said...

I prefer the first version with his girlfriend. Friendships in france;

Myriam
http://lescrapdemyriam.canalblog.com/

eM said...

ok ok
sorry for my twisted post
i really didnt mean to bring the 'freaks' out. just trying to offset all the sugar with a pinch of salt..sowry bad cat

eM said...

it is the 'holiday season' afterall

http://www.earthtonestudios.typepad.com said...

My vote is for the two friends together

Kirsty said...

I'm in the minority, I like the middle one best. Hey, I guess everyone likes different things.

Anonymous said...

I like the first one with the two girls but also like the raised effect. Maybe one of the girls could be raised together with the cat?? Love your work Suzi,
Jenny in South Africa
xxx

Sheree Rensel said...

Sheree is always a loner and with contrary opinions. I like the middle one. (Alone with the shadow)
I have never thought like the crowd. Oh well. However come to think of it, this trait has always served me very well as I live my art life!
:-)

Michelle said...

I like the second one. It stands out more with the shadow.

chronic chick said...

I like them all. They speak to you so to speak. Its like they take from each other. I don't know how elese to explain it. Wow

pERiWinKle said...

Hi Suzi,
I love the two girls...make me think of a friend telling the other one that she has a beautiful soul...and then i like them standing out a bit...not glued to the paper...?
Love you work!!!
Have fun! xx

Babytreese said...

Hey Miss Suzi...I hope all is good and well in your world...just checkin' on ya as usual...

Carmen said...

you are such an inspiration!
Merry Christmas!!!