I didn’t have much of an idea to name this work but i enjoyed doing the paisley so much as the background for some sort of textile. Then the fabric of the model has wrapped herself in made the title so apropos.

This piece was created on 12×12 cream colored cardstock with graphite, percis black ball pen, markers, and gel pens.
Featured In:
Finks of Inks Group
Ethnic Art Group
Hats and Hat Boxes Group 6/1/2011

Winner of Ethnic Art Challenge 2/2011


black ink, covered, eyes, graphite, henna design, mehndi, paisley, woman

Lenora has been a Counselor/Family Worker for over 20 years. Currently, she has found have an inordinate amount of time working in the geriatric community. Using the time constructively, Lenora was crocheting with some of the ladies, as she use to with her mother who taught her the craft. In so doing, one of the ladies mentioned how she would have liked to have a portrait drawn. Lenora took on the task and was inspired to continue. The illustrations here are mostly inspired by her childhood.

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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Wowy- love this so much- gorgeous use of colour and pattern xx

  • I had to start using the color to prove to someone who wrote me stating I was afraid of color. How could he think such a thing?

    Oh, thank you for the compliment. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 4 years ago

    Lovely work! I like the contrast between the color and the dark as well as the print and the plain.

  • Thank you and for being so detailed as why you like it. I can appreciate that. I am a writer too. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • I take your comment as high praise. I have seen what you can do! :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 4 years ago

    Great Work!

  • Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write them. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Robert David Gellion
    Robert David G...over 4 years ago

    This is as they say full of Eastern promise.Not bad of just a pair of eyes.Really great work.

  • Thank you sooooo much. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Michael Scholl
    Michael Schollover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

  • Aw..thx!

    – Lenora Brown

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

  • It is always so lovely to see this avatar! Thank you so much.

    – Lenora Brown

  • …on this December 9, 2009

    – Lenora Brown

  • genevievem
    genevievemover 4 years ago

    this is stunning Lenora!

  • Thank you :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • stephen  jones
    stephen jonesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraabout 4 years ago

    Amazingly depiction of a beautiful girl on an equally beautiful background! ;-)

  • Thank you so much. :)

    – Lenora Brown

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