A patina is the accumulated changes in surface texture that occur over time. This process is easily seen in cases like the Statue of Liberty, which display the characteristic green color that inspired this week’s challenge color. Less obvious than the shiny copper to dull green-blue transition, anything can acquire a patina as it ages – your favorite antique rocking chair, the stone steps leading up to your house of worship, the heirloom lucky coin that you carry in your pocket and rub between your fingers. I’ve been feeling more than a little worn around the edges and used up for the past couple of months and, though you can’t see it, my patina is changing. Time alone takes its toll, add a little academic stress, career anxiety, emotional turmoil and all the other daily environmental factors that rub and grind and scrape at the surface (and deeper) and it’s clear to me that my shiny exterior has been dulled and colored. But I keep reminding myself of the grandeur that our lady liberty now possesses because of her patina and it keeps me moving forward, looking ahead to the day I find myself swathed in a new shade of me.
Wow. Got a little more than you planned on there, huh?? On to the good stuff:
RezIpsa Loc has, once again, created a handful of perfect items with the 52WOC challengers in mind, the amazing cracked tattoo layer that inspired this post is from the delightfully dark Nomine and the talented Photos Nikolaidis made the startling and gorgeous eyes I’m wearing.
Sweater | RezIpsa Loc – Cowl-Neck Sweater (Patina)
Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Raven)
Hair | Tiny Bird – Nantes (Light Black)
Skin | Glam Affair – Linn (Light, Primavira D Makeup)
Tattoo | Nomine – Papillon Makeup (Cracked Tattoo, Black)
Nails | RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly Nails (Onyx)
Ring | R.icielli – Antique Gold Butterfly Skull Ring
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Resurrection Eyes (Lt. Teal)
Lashes (Tattoo) | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Lashes (Prim) | LeLutka – 2011 Lashes
Pose | aDORKable Poses – Chill Dork Pack (Chill 9m)