Only half the fun in participating in a swap is creating the one you'll be giving. The other half is opening the package you receive!
I could hardly wait to open the package from Caroline of Bent Whims Studio. In fact I didn't wait long as I tore into in my car in my driveway! She'd given me a foreshadowing by saying it was dark and hoped I was okay with dark. I love dark! In fact I love creepy and looking at the dark side of ourselves. I may, I should, I must just go there one of these days. The only thing that keeps me back is knowing my husband is going to hate it. I should stop worrying about that, right??
I actually don't think her beautiful art piece is dark. It's sad for sure when our innocence is lost, but is truth dark?
The details in her piece are very cool - just about disguising the tin it was made in.
The heart is such a great deep red and looks very real in organ texture - like a kidney!
And one of the coolest things is the face glows in the dark!
It was serendipitous that the piece I created was sort of in the primitive style. I didn't even look at her site until I was finished. When I did see some her work I did a little dance knowing that she was likely going to like it and how fateful the whole process of creation.
This is one of her art dolls on Etsy:
Thank you Caroline!!