My Marie Antoinette

Tomorrow I will be participating in the Marie Antoinette Soiree given by Cupid’s Charm . This little event celebrates her birthday which is November 2nd. In her honor, participants are supposed to post some art or photos of things which remind us of Marie. I originally did a quick drawing of Marie, which I was quite happy with, but my intention was to use the drawing to create a mixed media canvas that combined paint, words and collage papers.

So, here goes….my drawing and my finished composition. By the way, this is my first mixed media attempt and I think I might be doing more! It’s quite addictive! You can click on each picture to enlarge it to see the detail.
A little about the painting, I used a leaf stamp to create a feather in her hair. I also subtly put the raven on the top of her head to represent death. The quote is by Marie herself.
Let them eat cake!
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10 thoughts on “My Marie Antoinette

  1. Well we must proceed then in honour of marie Antoinette. Let us eat cake in honour of her birthday. We have a coffee shop in town called Murchies and they have a wonderful cake there called marie Antoinette. It is just beautiful , cream and raspberries and marzipan . Truly delightful. I love your marie Emily . Donna

  2. I love your Marie Antoinette piece! It’s adorable, and I like the annoyed expression on her face (hopefully I’m reading that right!). It’s very good for your first mixed media work!

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