Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge, part 1

I mean Twilight Wednesday Inspiration Challenge…

A while back Tonya started issuing Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenges on her blog for her stamping/scrapping buddies. Being that I am not one to be hindered by such things as rules I asked if I could play along in a number of different ways since I also don’t seem to be able to contain myself to just one method of participation. As we talked I asked if I could be included but make jewelry or sketches and with a simple yes inspiration came in leaps and bounds.

TTIC #3: Edward’s Meadow

The challenge inspiration for the first week I joined in was “Edward’s Meadow” Rather than strictly stick to the theme of the meadow I decided to use a quote from that scene of the book.

“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…,” he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
“What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.
“What a sick, masochistic lion.” He stared into the shadowy forest for a long moment, and I wondered where his thoughts had taken him. Twilight, pg. 274

The idea of what to stamp was immediate. I knew what I wanted Mary Ann to make for me. How to use it came a little slower. Since the phrase seems to represent the entire novel more than just that theme I decided to go with black Swarovski crystals and a deep red Czech glass bead accented with Bali silver. Suspended from the circle pendant is one 6mm Ruby Swarovski crystal and Bali silver bead.The chain is a fine gauge Italian rollo chain connected with 24 gauge sterling silver wire that is hand-wrapped to a sterling silver lobster clasp. A 2 inch extension chain as been added to aid in sizing.


(More pictures can be found here.)

TTIC #4: Alice

The next challenge was Alice. This time I was not inspired to bead Instead I wanted to draw. So this sketch was born. This sketch sort of embodies Alice in more ways that just looks. The energy created by the somewhat chaotic line quality sort of took over and drew itself as I was focusing on this. Alice is nothing if not a force of nature. (This is not a picture of Ashley Greene who is playing Alice in the movie, this was more my interpretation of Alice the character.)

To create this drawing I used graphite sticks and woodless graphite pencils on 50 lb sketch paper.

Betting on Alice

Stay tuned for the rest of my Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge projects tomorrow.

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