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I was not really completely happy with Lion spirit mask...

Lion spirit mask

It seemed cold to me.

So, I decided to rip it apart and start over.

First I needed to draw what I wanted.

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I embroidered the face on white cloth then cut it out and stitched it to the original piece,

after I removed the beaded mask.

I have a few other pieces I am going to re-do.

I think it is good to post them and go back and take a look frequently, as I do.

I see things I did not see before and view the pieces in a new light.

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12 Responses to reborn

  1. This is a nice improvement. The other was ok but this is more realistic. Good job and I like seeing the steps to your creativity.

    • Debi Minter says:

      I had to smile! As creators, are we ever completely happy with what we’ve made??? Sometimes I have to hear several people tell me they like something I’m not satisfied with. Otherwise I tear into it and change it up! While I loved the beading (I love to do bead embroidery) this is so wonderful too! I love the calm look to his face… not to say it might not change if he was challenged! Great job on embroidering the features. I love him.

      • ancientcloth says:

        Yes, I agree as creators we are definitely highly critical of ourselves.
        I like the calmer look too! The other one was “cold” and as my daughter
        put it…”creepy”. I had this idea…but, it did not translate as well as I hoped.
        I like the new version better….
        Thank you <3

    • ancientcloth says:

      Thank you for your kind words but, the first one was… well, as one
      of my daughters said, “creepy, weird, ugly and has big lips!” So,
      i knew even before she said that
      that I was going to change it. <3

  2. Gina says:

    Beautiful! Both are nice, but it’s your vision of what you want that makes it a worthwhile endeavor (:

    • ancientcloth says:

      Thank you <3
      I love what you said about it being my vision of what
      I want that makes it a worthwhile endeavor….so true!

  3. deb g says:

    Oh I like this! The softer face works better for me too. :)

  4. Hi Ancient Cloth! Just checking in with you. I’ve been out of pocket all summer and I’ll be gone a little longer. You’ve been doing so much beautiful art! I love your “Winter of the Heart” and the lion on this post is so appealing. “Reborn!” We are getting ready to repaint our old house, and I hope to feel “reborn,” too, whenever we finally get through. I may be hiding out in a castle near my home during the renovations, or just hiding out. Be back in September sometime. Please take care! Looks as if you have a very fine lion to keep guard over you! xo Kari

    • ancientcloth says:

      Oh, I am so glad you wrote! I have missed you <3
      I am sure your little house will be "reborn" : )
      and a castle to hide away in??? lovely!
      I look forward to your return.

  5. Rebirth of blue-eyed lion ! how very beautiful and real ! Love the beading.

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