At the time Picasso painted the portrait of his wife (this month's ABS challenge inspiration) art nouveau was all the rage. I love the organic shapes and ethereal feel of art nouveau. I've tried to emulate some of this in my neckpiece for the ABS challenge.
I made a face cane since female faces and figures are such a big part of the art nouveau style. I focused on a photo of my grandmother, Amy Ellen Rice Glasgow Wilson, since she was so dear to me. I love to look at her face and remember her many kindnesses to me. I imagined that Picasso's wife, Olga, was similar in appearance to my grandma, and they lived at the same time.
Then I added some butterfly wings and flowery touches. The wings are actually mostly translucent.
The two pair of earrings made to match the neckpiece went like hotcakes at my show yesterday
I will need to make more before my next show on August 10,.Hip Sips.