Sunday, April 5, 2009

Opus Gluei Challenge - Silver Screen

Mary Pickford has always been someone who has fascinated me. The fact she is a fellow Canadian is a point of pride for me but I'm also interested in her life and her career as a movie icon. I created this piece using this gorgeous and romantic image of her. The flowers on the left started off completely purple but, to my initial horror, some browned. I panicked and immediately made plans to replace them but as I studied the piece I realized that they added something to it....a feeling that there are two sides to stardom and that it can be very lonely and fleeting. This is my entry for this week's Opus Gluei challenge.

9 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is so soft and peaceful -- just gorgeous!

Cathy said...

So pretty. I think she was so beautiful and tiny. You made a beautiful tribute piece in this. She looks like an angel.

Lorraine said...

I am glad you didnt take the flowers off as their colour lifts this piece..what great image

Karen Owen said...

What a lovely piece! It's so soft and romantic. I'm glad you left the flowers as they are. I think it gives it that just right aged effect.

Rosemary said...

She looks ethereal and romanticm and I am glad you kept the flowers just the way they are. I admit that I didn't know she was Canadian, but she is such an icon in the early years of the silver screen - great take on the challenge. Thanks for participating with us on these.

Janny said...

Its'gorgeous!

Viv's Visuals said...

This is serenely beautiful and is real tranquil Heather, I love it.

Jana said...

Beautiful. Tranquil. Melancholy. Just a very gorgeous piece.
Thanks for participating the Opus Gluei Challenge.

lorhen82 said...

What a beautiful card! I really love your thoughts on the browning flowers, and I think they look great anyway. It just adds more dimension. ~Lori