Here is a little mixed media assemblage shrine to Jane Austen that I am particularly proud of. I have always been able to relate in a very real way to her characters. I thought that for all she has given me through her writings, she deserved to have a lovely little art piece dedicated to her. In my research for this piece on Jane I have found that most scholars say there is no definitive portrait of Miss Austen. There are silhouettes of her sister and parents, but none of Jane. So for her image I used a watercolor and pencil sketch, believed to be drawn from life by her sister Cassandra around 1810. Since the drawing is very light I touched it up just a tiny bit so her face could come though and then hand colored it and setting it in a cabochon. Her picture lays on a bed of crimson curly goose feathers to symbolize her country upbringing but the daring of her mind, and determination of her spirit. Rolled up hand written pages are creatively exploding from her prim proper Hanoverian/ Georgian period head. The papers are ornamented like little crowns with bits of metal elevating the pages to the regal status that we all hold her work in today. She sits on a canvas of hand painted light blue background. The canvas was then aged, and trimmed around the outside of the piece in light blue satin gathered ribbon.
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