Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mixed Media Monday Challenge - Vintage Children

Do I qualify as vintage?  Interesting question. The challenge this week on the Mixed Media Monday challenge is "vintage children". I have chosen  to post the two original covers, front and back, of a numbers themed round robin swap i did a few years ago.  Since they were created before this blog, they have never been seen in cyberspace!
The group of 8 artists each had to create two pages 5" by 8" using our assigned number.  I chose my favorite number two.  Also my birthday.  We could use as many chunky elements as we wanted - because we would make high quality colour copies that we shared with the group.  We made hand bound books to hold all the artwork.  it was part of a series of books we did one summer - with colour, numbers and letters and the themes.
Anyway - the little ballerina in the photo above is me in 1969 or 70.  Old enough?


In case you are interested here are all the references to TWO in the above collage:

  • pas de deux (a french ballet term)
  • the watch is set to 2:00
  • The sheet music is Heart and Soul and has two sharps.
  • it is often played on piano as a duet
  • there are two sets of wings
  • two degas ballerinas
  • the words 2 dream
  • a dictionary scrap with the words deux and deuxieme 
  • and finally two angels.

11 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow, this is exquisite! So detailed and really beautiful!!
Your work is simply wonderful!

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous entry. Wonderful design and work.

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Hi Diane, Wonderful work, love all the detail and the background you provided. It seems that whether you are vintage depends on the definition :) For example, Etsy says 20 years qualifies for vintage status. Yikes, I guess that makes me antique!

Daphne said...

So much to look, a wonderfull piece!

Melanie Morales said...

Nice, so much detail! ; )

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

beautiful, love all the elements
thanks for sharing
michele

Hermine said...

its beautiful

Kristin said...

Needs to be seen close up to really appreciate all the details - the watch, the personal photos, it is all so wonderful! I love it, Kristin xo

Zenetta said...

this is really nice. thanks for sharing

Diane said...

Gorgeous, Diane! Diane

佩璇佩璇 said...

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