Happy Tuesday Everyone! This week’s challenge is brought to us by Julie. Here is the challenge:
Our theme is specifically about Alice’s past, before she met the Cullen family and was known as Mary Alice Brandon. We don’t know too many details about Alice’s life before the events of the Twilight saga occur, but if you would like a refresher on her past, visit the Twilight Saga Wiki here and read!
The craft portion is to depict an aspect of Alice’s history. You can take your inspiration from what we know from the actual Stephenie Meyer text, or you can use your imagination to depict something that could have happened in Alice’s past.
The comment portion – talk a bit about Alice’s gift. Would you like to possess her ability to see the future? Do you think that that would be a blessing or a curse?
So I had so many ideas for this challenge. Originally, I wanted to do something with a straight jacket. I was going to take some crazy picture of me (my face would be obscured by my hair, and blurred), but I didn’t think that would make a “fun” layout. Then, I thought that she could have been a jack of all artsy trades, so I’d make her a business card. A little boring…would require me to use my computer for fonts and such, and well… I wasn’t a fan of doing that either. Then I was trying to narrow down an occupation for her. Stylist (did they have those back then?), floral designer, interior decorator, fashion designer??? I could see Alice doing all of these things. So, I decided to go with artist/accessories designer. Here is my project…but alas, it isn’t finished.
This is a drawing Alice created and is painting for what will eventually be a handbag. I had started this some time ago (no, I didn’t draw it; it’s a transfer), and I unearthed it recently as I was cleaning my craft room. I thought that this was right up Alice’s alley. Eventually, it really will be a handbag. That was what I was making it for. But, I could totally see Alice toting her around.
As you can see, I still have a lot of work to do. I really thought that I would get it done for today… but, she has a lot of detail on her. Her hat still needs a lot of attention, and I need to dig up some of my other fabric paints to finish off the flowers. But, I think that she’s perfect for Alice none the less.
As far as the comment portion of this challenge…. Alice’s gift… hmmm, touchy subject with me. How do I say this as tactfully as possible without sounding crazy??? I am not a vampire. Yes, I know… no shock to you. Therefore, I am not “enhanced” like Alice is. However, I do have premonitions from time to time. Natural disasters usually. That volcano that errupted a couple of weeks ago? I was a bloody mess. Do I think that this type of thing is a curse? I used to… Not anymore. With the case of natural disasters, obviously, there isn’t much I can do to affect the situation, but in other cases, there are things that I can do- and I have. And, it has helped. I promise, I’m not crazy. I honestly wasn’t even going to discuss the matter… but, I have nothing to hide. So now you have insight not only on what I think Alice was like, but a little bit about me too!
Now, go and check out the other designer’s amazing work!