Saturday, January 23, 2010

Using old family photographs - Snow Angels

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This is a series of photos detailing my most recent cloth "skinny page "for an on-going exchange I am participating in.   It's an altered photograph of my mother-in-law (Verna) and her older sister (Viola) taken in the late 1920's.  I altered it digitally, printed it onto cloth and then sewed, embroidered, added the metal snowflakes, lace, buttons and beads. 



14 comments:

Anji Johnston said...

This is absoloutely unbelievable! The amount of detail in this piece is amazing. What a labour of love. Did you print it on your home printer?

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Very nice!

Bea said...

OOOOOOOOOooh I like these. WOWOW :)Bea

Terri Kahrs said...

Trudi, this piece is truly exquisite! I'm positively swooning over the details and embellishments that you've captured in your photos. Your work is creative, inspiring and absolutely enchanting. BRAVO! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Chris said...

Okay, what a great way to show in photos what your process was. It makes the finished project look even better! Great work.

Kerin said...

What a fantastic piece!!! You did a truly amazing job on this.

The Muse said...

...i often ponder on what the people would think, of whom these images are often displayed...i cannot help but image that they too...would pause...and smile...and gaze in amazement at how the artist can picture a part of one's soul...a part that a camera fails to embrace.

lovely, ms trudi. lovely.

Lovey said...

I really love how you created this piece. It is beautiful!

Marilyn Rock said...

I just ADORE this! All the detail - beautiful!

layers said...

this piece just shows how accomplished you are at really mixed media and techniques all combined in one piece-- and to have personal family history tied in as well

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so glad Terri K sent me over to see this :)

Viola said...

Absolutely stunning artwork again, Trudi! Fabulous!!

Jasmine said...

Your work is eautiful, you are very talented.

Heavens2Betsy said...

I love this piece - it's absolutely exquisite. Your work has such attention to detail - gorgeous.