I have entered Leah Day's transformation challenge. (to find out more about her go to) http://www.daystyledesigns.com/index.htm
I spent a long time writing lists of ideas and drawing sketches on this topic. It could be a literal take on the challenge theme or more abstract. I started down one path and ended up miles in the other direction. A real transformation. I love how the creative process works as an organic thought process. I am always surprised at where it takes me. I started off thinking about and abstract piece of work and ended up doing a pictorial piece.
Transformation is such a great word, so many possibilities are brought to mind........a makeover, changes in insects, children blossoming into adults, a flower blooming, a changeof heart, restoration, birth of an idea.....the list is endless. I think it was a great idea for a challenge. In the end I decided on the transformation of a woman's body while experiencing pregnancy and being a twin I placed two babies in her belly. I think this has to be one of the most magical transformations that happens in anyones life. I find the birth process a wonderful experience (apart from the pain:) it isamazing how a little one can grow inside a mum over a relatively short period of 9 months. What an amazing miracle.
This is my finished work
The piece is hand painted, stamped and machine quilted.
I used netting over the belly and chest.
A close up of the bodice detail.