H'okay, wall of text ahead.
I attended the Monster Ball, finally, on April 16th (floor seats, awyeahh). Not best shot of this, because I literally finished it in the car on the way there (which why the middle [I swear, the lyrics on the middle one are SLIGHTLY legible in real life...] and inner right ones look a bit sloppy, I had practically NO tools to help finish), but I'm still pretty proud of this, I finished it in three days.
Anywho, this was a gift for wonderful Mother Monster. I didn't get to personally give it to her, but a man who was invited backstage took it to her and said she loved it, which made me so happy to hear. There were pictures with it in the background and everything, I got so excited to have proof that she'd actually seen in, I was heartbroken when she didn't spot me holding it the one time she came toward us down the runway, lol.
Each of these are inspired by photos, outfits, and songs from the Born This Way era: Judas, Government Hooker, Born This Way, Scheiße, and Hair. They've all spoken to me in some way, which proves to me that the album was written for the fans.
Progress shots: [link] [link] [link]
And the back, which has a quote from the Manifesto of Little Monsters (hence the title of the painting): [link]
Phew. Lots to say about this, because it means so much to me, haha.