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