Sunday, July 8, 2007

Another house in spite of a headache

I have had an incredible sinus headache for two days now. I've done numerous hot showers, baths, heat packs, ice packs, numberous doses of Excedrin sinus, a dose of Oxycodone, a massage, and it still isn't completely gone! My face is even swollen. I have had very short times where the intesity will let up a little bit and I can be partially functional, but it doesn't last long. In those short times, I have very slowly created this next addition to the skyline/skyscraper swap. This one is a church and the roofline is taken from a photograph of the entrance to The Fransican Renewal Center here in Phoenix. On the right is a transfer of an angel. The stucco of the church was made by first coating the piece with light molding paste. Then, a base coat of color, a coat of crackle medium, a second coat of paint color and then hitting it in spots with a brown glaze to further age the stucco. I drew the vines and flowers on with pitt pens as well as the detail work of the stairs and hand rail. I added the word "Blessed" on the left side and did a little doodle around it to resemble wrought iron work similar to the hand rail. So far, I think this is my favorite. I really like how it turned out. I titled this "One Blessed Place".


sf said...

It's very beautiful, Angie.
Take care,

kathy mc said...

I love all your houses Angie, Especially this one. I hope I get one of yours in the swap. I also hope your headache gets better.

Becky New said...

Angie, I am in the Skyline Swap with you... and I LOVE your pieces! You've inspired me to get moving with mine. Am going to blogroll you too! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

All your houses are beautiful, Angie but this one is especially so!!!
Hope you're feeling better soon!!
And I empathize with your cat love....our last cat that went to kitty heaven was 24 years old...I still start weeping when I think about her.
Big hugs to your and your sweet spirit!!!

artsyfran said...

Wow! This is awesome. Love what you've done. I'm glad that you mention you're better inyour next post.

Lisa Gallup said...

I LOVE your houses! I'm in this swap, too. I've been toying with ideas - I like how you are making a bunch of different houses. Maybe I'll do that, too, instead of making 21 that are all the same. Very, very nice! :)

Wabbit said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. The church is stunning! I love all of your work that I've seen but this one is just exquisite.