Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Exposed




She dressed carefully, making sure that everything she wanted covered was hidden. Her makeup ritual was set in stone; she knew exactly what to use, and how to use it, in order to create her trademark flawlessly natural look.

Ditto for her clothes. The seemed to reveal all; but in the privacy of her dressing room, she was a very different creature. She was not above taping her anatomy into the contours her skin no longer assumed on their own; one did what one had to do at her age. Surgery could only go so far; there was a limit on how many times one could go under the knife without it becoming painfully obvious. She'd seen far too many horrible before-and-after photos of her contemporaries splashed across the pages of the tabloids to risk that.

They'd uncover her secrets someday; but she hoped she wouldn't live to see it.

© 2010 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel seed beads, bead-woven.

9 comments:

Perlenzauberin said...

Unübertrefflich schön!

Alexandra said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

Szikati said...

Wonderful!!!!

Nancy said...

That is stunning!!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Great beadwork!!!!!!!!!!
I's beautiful!!!!!!!

NEDbeads said...

Wow, this is one outstanding and wonderful creation!!!!! I love it, Cynthia!!!!

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Stunning technique, colors and overall presentation!

http://nathe1972perles.canalblog.com said...

superbe !!!

bemese71 said...

Wowww!!!!! That's really stunning work i have seen so far!