Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thinking about Rose

My thoughts are with my mother, Rose, today.  She died on a February 29th.  It seems quite appropos that she would leave us on a unique day and one that has a four-year cycle.

I didn't know her in the era of this photo, circa 1940's, Atlantic City, N.J., with my father, Tony, but I kinda wish I had.  There's something here that I think was hidden later on.

Dream of Rose Smoking collage

Mexican Rose Integration - Box Assemblage

Guadalupe Rose- Box Assemblage

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day! Why not???

I wish I could tell you that I created the wonderful rag doll who inspired this collage, but alas, I cannot and was unable to find the original image to credit the designer.  The Heart In Hand, by the way, is an artifact used by the Odd Fellows, an old benevolent organization that grew out of the guilds in England.  The Odd Fellows were craftsman and tradesmen who didn't have enough people to form their own, individual groups in an area, so they form a society together as the Oddfellows.  They have wonderful imagery, including the heart in hand.  Try a quick Google image search!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sometimes art just happens-other times it's years of skill

Laundry time turns out to be productive art time at my house.  So once again, while waiting for the washer to finish, I drifted about the studio and spotted this perfect combo - a life-size vinyl mannequin hand [gift from knowing-me-well Mimi] and this wonderful teapot I bought just because.  Voila.  Match made in heaven and fun too.

On the other hand, some art takes incredible skill and devotion.  I found this video on StumbleUpon and was captured by the faces in the opening scenes and was amazed to discover even more wonder.  Enjoy.

By the way, StumbleUpon is, as their tag line says,  an ocean of awesome.  Check it out.