First off, a huge thank you to everyone who left me a comment on my article publication. And again, my apologies to Mrs. Traub.
Earlier this week, I stumbled across a 'new to me' challenge - Collage Obsession, hosted by Kris, better known as Iktupilli, and Elegia. They host a weekly challenge on Mondays and this week the instructions were to take this William Bouguereau’s masterpiece and use part of it to create a new collage - the theme being angels. Personally, I enjoy the various challenges in Blogville as they give my muse a bit of a 'spark' ! Thanks Kris and Elegia!
Image Credits: William Bouguereau, Cali Designs for the flowers, Tangie Baxter at Scrapbookgraphics.com for the sky, Holliewood Studios - DeviantScrap.com - Theatre of Dreams for floor, VOID for Bathtub, handwriting - A Rose is a Rose.
Not that I really needed a 'spark' this week as three of the designers I create art for released new kits. The first of which was Fair Maidens - from SherrieJD who had recently invited me to join her team and, well, with these kinds of images, how could I say no.
So, I started off with my muse imagining how uncomfortable these dresses would have been to actually wear...or even move in - good thing there were no automobiles - b/c the likelihood of a shoulder check would be slim to none....
|The First Turtleneck|
Muriel - 4 x 6 inch Origina Mail Art - digital collage
Together - Birds of a Feather
Above, I was noticing how much the yoke of the dress looked like eggs - no pun intended...and this then lead my muse to dress up the bird, and create a neckline of eggs and feathers....
Deviating away from the creative team work for a bit, the following two were inspired by an image I had purchased of the church you see in the second piece - I loved the contrast between the white and the cobalt blue stain glassed windows. I apologize for the poor resolution on these images here - it's just a precaution to prevent the potential for back alley surfers to poach them....
These are brilliant in full resolution and I have them matted (in real life) and ready to be framed.
- 5 x 7 inch original digital collage - available for purchase here
- 5 x 7 inch original digital collage available for purchase here
Sacred - SherrieJD - Fair Maiden for renaissance women, link above, Kate Pertiet - butterflies, Holliewood Studios DeviantScrap.com A Rose is a Rose, Tangie Baxter - Background - Tempest Tossed
Profane - Drape, Roses and English Ivy - Holliewood Studios - DeviantScrap.com, A Rose is a Rose
Female Figure - Candies for Everyone - DeviantArt.com, Cloth - Markopolio Stock - DeviantArt.com - Church - my purchased stock
Together - SherrieJD - Fair Maiden - link above, Feathers - Catherine Designs, Background - Lauren Bavin - Heart and Soul
Muriel - Figure and postage stamp SherrieJD - Fair Maiden - link above, and Nevermore, Heart Earring - Catherine Designs
And a new release from Tangie Baxter this week ' Unconventional Wisdom' - lead me to another mail art piece -
Life - It Happens!