And now for something completely different. I started getting crafty lately, probably because of the influence of one Miss Bonnie Burton. While I have every intention of cracking her most recent book, I really want the AT-AT planter for my herb garden, I had this other project in the back of my head to do. I always have “oh wouldn’t that be cool” ideas that I never follow through on, don’t we all? Well the weather has been unusually rainy for California in June and I was in bed this morning, thinking about things I never follow through on. I imagined a desolate graveyard full of the spirits of those ideas who never get to live. It made me sad and it made me motivated. I hopped out of bed and grabbed my dog to take him on his morning walk. Just as I was beginning to falter and wanted to head to starbucks where I knew I’d sit around wasting time all morning playing with my new phone, I saw a stop sign that had been graffitied to say “Stop Procrastinating.”
I came home, sat down at the table and a few hours later this was the result: Wonder Woman Shadowbox. I had been intending to make this for the last few months; basically once the wonder woman makeup line by M.A.C. came out. I used some old comics, obviously NOT mint condition or rare editions, and cut out a variety of images which I then decoupaged on a box I got for $1 from the nearby thrift store. Inside are some more images I arranged as a background along with three lipstick boxes glued together (you need three to “complete the scene” on the packaging) and part of the box for my eyeshadow at the top. I tried to create three levels of depth but the top bit got squished. In any even I’m please with the outcome since it’s the first shadowbox I’ve made, and my first creative endeavor outside of the kitchen in years. I can’t wait to share some future Star Wars crafts in the coming weeks!
“What is the appeal of Wonder Woman?”, you might want to ask me. To which I’d respond “Um, do you know me?” Well to be honest, if you’re asking me that question you probably don’t so here’s what wikipedia has to say on the goddess Diana:
Wonder Woman is a Princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and was created by Marston, an American, as a “distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men.” Known in her homeland as Diana of Themyscira, her powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and in the art of tactical warfare. She also possesses an animal-like cunning and a natural rapport with animals, which has in the past been presented as an actual ability to communicate with the animal kingdom. She uses her Lasso of Truth, which forces those bound by it to tell the truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane.
So in short: she is a kick-ass woman-power icon with magic accessories who can talk to animals. Does that answer the question?