When the new theme was announced, I thought of mystery novels first but wanted to venture beyond that interpretation of the word. I thought of songs with the word mystery in them and remembered a song by Billy Ocean called Mystery Lady which I love. I then pictured a lovely woman with dark flowing hair and
downturned eyes. I found a painting that almost perfectly portrayed the mystery lady I envisioned. Ronnie Biccard is the artist who painted the "Goddess of the Sea" which became my inspiration for "Mystery Lady". I have actually been in touch with her, received her permission to use her painting and post my version of it.
It was a great learning experience though as I used several new materials and techniques; crayons, thread, tulle, paint and crystals were used to complete the look. I started a blog called the Quilted Giraffe where I have posted past 12 X 12's. I have made 2 or 3 pieces for the previous themes, this one included. You will find pictures of the other renditions of the themes, the original Goddess of the Sea and how I created it and other work of mine at this address.