Sunday, October 13, 2013

Team Work

Some days I surprise myself...things just come together and I wonder how I did it...
I had tucked this image away knowing what I wanted to do for some time now (I'll give you one guess what it is an ad for LOL). 
Loved the energy of these three women walking together - even if it was staged.
It made me think of working women back in the 1950's - what a different world it was then. I remember cringing during the first few episodes of Mad Men seeing what women put up with.
I used pages from an old Emily Post book - the section on Etiquette in Business (this particular version also had chapters on Telephoning  Smoking, and Out-In-Company Manners and The Vanished Chaperone and Other Lost Conventions). Oh my some of the notions (there was a section on what to do when travelling with the boss and "should a stenographer rise?" when visitors approach her desk)....There was also pages from an old short hand book. 
And a lovely old napkin my friend Lenna sent me ages ago. Gesso, acrylic paint, stamps, washi tape...
 
I wanted it to be colourful...
and it sure is LOL....it took me forever to "commit" to writing the quote on it - the last embellishment. 

It's not a Picasso but heh I think it turned out pretty darn good....AND it's my first piece on canvas!..Enjoy. Jewels

9 comments:

  1. That is just wonderful!

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  2. Looks great, Jewels!! Love those ladies!!

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  3. very very cool Jewels!! LOVE IT!!! XOXO LOVE FRAN.

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  4. I really like this. Love that washi tape and all the spring colors.

    I look at images like that - with missing feet or something - and turn the page. Now I'll begin using them!

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  5. This is awesome Jewels - you Go GiRL! And how sweet you were able to use a bit of a paper napkin I sent you some time ago . . . so glad it came in handy, looks great! : )

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  6. Those ladies certainly look happy! Great image and I love what you've done with it - you chose some wonderful colours to go with it. Fun sentiment too :)

    xx

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  7. Congratulations on your first canvas piece! I work on paper all the time, and then clam up when I think of working on canvas. I'll have to "work on myself" about that one! This piece came out really well; great image, and I really like what you did with it!

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