Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mag 145, Nov. 25 '12, In the Studio


         I had been staring off into outdoor space, leaning an elbow on the back of the red
leather settee our live models often used.
           The assignment was to somehow bring our study of the human form up
off the page. Four others in our class were spread into corners of the studio, sketching away.
           I turned and went to the closet. Several canvas smocks smeared with paint hung
on hangers and hooks.
             " May I use some of these -and those towels?" I waited for a nod from
Ms. Lellythe ; then pulled them out and began ripping them into various lengths and widths.
       I soon had interesting pieces for my human form. I made a wire frame, wrapped it in
 rags, plastic bags and then used the cloth for skin and clothes.
                  At the end " Megan" stood about two feet tall and was pose-able.
Since then I have made a taller Ballerina and some fairly life-like child dolls; one
who actually looks more like a scarecrow and is dressed in a child's overalls and shirt.
                                        Ms Lellythe and the studio are long gone, but her soft spoken
encouragement remains.

14 comments:

ReBelle said...

Never know from whence inspiration comes..., Charming.

Laurie Kolp said...

It's lovely when someone leaves such an impression...

Gail said...

Ms Lellythe is with you still.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...pretty cool..had a pretty influencial art teacher in my life back in the day as well...back when i used to dabble in arts...

Brian Miller said...

smiles...pretty cool..had a pretty influencial art teacher in my life back in the day as well...back when i used to dabble in arts...

Doctor FTSE said...

I feel your gratitude to Ms.Lellythe.

Michael said...

i think its cool this story just manifested from you. or its a life experience...that would be terribly ordinary. oh well, either this is a compliment or a stuck up remark. you decide.

Helen said...

... all it takes is one Ms Lellythe and a bundle of imagination/talent!

Lydia said...

What marvelous imagination you have, whether this is based on a real-life event or if you just dreamed it up after studying the prompt. :)

Dave King said...

Spellbindingly believable. Great write.

SilverGardenia said...

I think you fulfilled the assignment.

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done and nicely written...thanks for sharing your words

Steve E said...

Our world can NEVER house too many Ms Lellythes, Izzy! What a nice memory, which I'm gonna take right to bed. NOW!

PEACE, Iz...

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely influence...lovely memory...I hope it's true...