No text to this piece. It morphed into playing with backgrounds and elements from a variety of digital kits; from ItKuPilli and E-scape and Scrap. Inspired by a piece in the book, “The Collage Ideas Book.”
Feeling nostalgic today as I paged through the latest Victoria magazine and it hit me afresh of all of the vintage books, lace, photos, etc that I had collected for years and are no more. and since it was the May issue with an article about Mother’s Day, it reminded me how all of the photos I had of my Mom throughout her life are gone too.
Just for fun.
I love getting the September issues of fashion magazines. It takes me back to my teenage years when becoming a fashion designer was one of my young dreams. This piece was inspired by a Marie Claire feature called “Rare Vintage” in the September issue. The photo was found on Pinterest; a Mary Nolan. Graphics from Gracie Tracy.
Book Inscription Series #3; “Minnie D. Irons from Aunt Susan 1865.” Inside Tennyson’s poem “Enoch Arden.” I love that the book cover has this saying on it- “Cast All Your Cares on God; That Anchor Holds.” Creating these as I go through my books and pull out the inscriptions that speak to me. Looking forward to some of the more lengthy ones; part of the fun is perusing the shelves. I am loving the $1.00 digital mega kits on sale at E-scapeandscrap.net; GT Designs. This image was part of a kit called “Emily’s Locket.” Not a “Minnie” but she fits the theme. I thought she looked like a romantic girl who would appreciate a gift of poetry.
#2 in the Book Inscription series. This inscription was in a 1932 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I thought it an odd book for this inscription and felt it warranted an image from an earlier time period; an image that had a bit of gravity and seriousness. Certainly a frivolous person wouldn’t want to be remembered by this particular book! I would love to know the story behind this choice.
For the child in all of us…
Been intrigued lately with wanting to achieve a more abstract look to figures which I plan on incorporating into my hands-on art. This piece was made using a vintage photo and many layers in Photoshop.