That’s up 11 hours since we reported Maggie’s progress last Saturday on the Victorian Lady project.
“There’s a lot of work on this one,” Maggie says, pointing to such delicate features as the flowers on the fireplace, which are only partially done so far.
And the window panes, as we mentioned last week.
Maggie has detailed the woman in the picture, the fireplace, the desk and the picture frame above it, along with the drawers and the knickknacks on the desk.
A word of advice from Maggie: “Make sure you have a sharp blade when you cut small pieces or you will get ragged ends. Change your blades often.”
But if you do mess up a piece, do it again. That’s why Maggie makes sure she has extra copies of prints.
“Ultimately, if I’m not happy with a piece in the picture, I’ll do it again.”
So, it will be a while before Maggie gets to the foreground of the picture. By the time the picture is ready to be framed, she will have spent about 30 hours on this project.
She’s already thinking about what kind of frame she will be using — it will be oversized with a mat backing because there are several items on the border of the picture, such as the lamp on the left wall and the painting on the right wall, that would be affected by a close frame.
More on that later. And, yes, we will do a post all about frames.
Thanks for reading!
The tenacity needed for this piece ( and the entire gallery) reflect the personal attributes needed to happily survive the “stuff” we’re all going through now.
Keep up the effort and keep the faith Maggie, you’ll have some great pieces to be proud of when you’re finally able to show them .
That's absolutely impressive! Great job