Monday, September 8, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Stars





My task with these round robin journal pages was to create pieces that showcased women renowned for their beauty and both Grace Kelly and Mary Pickford came to mine. I've read about both of their lives and have long admired them. I wanted to create a soft look that complemented the black and white photos of each. I also decided to use pressed flowers in different ways on both. While the first page was drying, the flowers browned which at first upset me but I decided to leave them because they added to the meaning of "stardom". It isn't just the fancy clothing, the big houses, the whirlwind lifestyle but also the hounding of the media, the broken relationships, the loneliness and often tragedy of very public lives. I thought the poem suited the theme well too. These are my entries for this week's Mixed Media Monday.

33 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are delightful.
Amazing work and soft colors. Love them.

KardKrazy said...

I just LOVE these both....so soft and feminine!

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous.

Beth said...

I think the browning flowers are excellent, and the poem is perfect.

redlan said...

nice interpretation of stars.. stardom. both are beautiful creations!

Pascalebrad said...

I love the colours you have used and Grace Kelly was a true star! Pascale :)

Sherry said...

Heather I love the idea of using the pressed flowers -- the keepsake of romance and both of these women, in their time, epitomized "romance". In a word these are "graceful".

joanne wardle said...

a great interpretattion of the theme, they are gorgeous heather

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful HEather...your take on the theme is perfect!!!

Kelly said...

lovely art

My name is CINDY...... said...

These are just gorgeous, and very feminine too. Love them.

vintage wil said...

oh how wonderful artwork!!!

Kathy said...

You are so right, they were stars. None like them now...Beautiful job Heather.

Char said...

Wonderful pages. Soft colors are fab.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

So soft and beautiful!!! These are lovely, Heather!!!
hugs, chris

Rosemary said...

Really nice and I'm a Grace Kelly fan as well. You do lovely projects.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So beautiful, Heather...love your art!

Gaby Bee said...

Both are gorgeous. Love the pressed flowers. Amazing artwork as usual!

Marilyn Rock said...

Heather; these are stunning. I always thought Grace Kelly as one of the most beautiful women! Both of these pieces are breathtaking; I love your art!

Chris said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my new blog Heather, it really means a lot to me :)
I love your creations they are sooo inspirational and these two pieces are just stunningly beautiful!!
have a great day
hugs
Chris xx

TonyaA said...

Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!
Your work is great. I love your style!

MezzoKat said...

Lovely, lovely, Heather. The fragile appearance of the pages certainly translates the fragility of fame.

deb said...

Beautiful!

Simple Journeys said...

Wow, you accomplished a lot with these pieces. They are soft and lovely and filled with symbolism.

mixedmediamonday said...

They are absolutely beautiful, Heather! They would have fitted well in next week's challenge - famous people, too! Diane

Ahkeraliisa said...

Your ladies are very romantic and beautiful!

Susan Williamson said...

These mixed media pieces are gorgeous. Very moody (in a good way) and evocative.

Dawn said...

Such soft pieces brimming over with romance and lace - beautiful!

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Absolutely beautiful work, Heather...I love the elegance of both of these images =)

Gillian said...

Oh my, both pieces are just wonderful, they depict your sentiment about "stars" well, both of whom are beautiful and graceful, fab work Heather:)x

Kenning Stone said...

These two cards are beautiful...I especially love the Pickford card...very delicate.

Happy Daze said...

Heather these truly are delicious, I almost want to eat them.

Chriss Rollins said...

GK & MP are indeed great stars.
your journal of your work is sooo deep and meaningful.
thank you for sharing both art and words with us.
chriss x
love your atc challenge too if i get the time i hope to take part..thanks for thr gesso tip...i have for the 1st time bought some last week and love it....how did i live with out it lol.