Thursday, May 14, 2009

Theme Thursday - Masculine Theme


I tend to gravitate towards using children and women in my artwork but I do also collect cabinet cards of men and look at them often imagining what their lives were like and who they were as people. This gentleman has such an expressive, thoughful face. To me, he worked on the railroad as a conductor. I'm fascinated by railway history. This is perhaps fueled by the fact that I live in a city that was once an epicentre for travel by rail. Each day I walk past the huge, old station and imagine the travellers in their long skirts and suits with valises in hand waiting to journey to visit relatives or to vacation. It is a gorgeous red brick building with huge windows. I often stop and look in at the wicket where they sold tickets. This is my entry for Theme Thursday this week.

22 comments:

Cathy said...

I love the colors and layers in this. He's quite handsome isn't he?

Marilyn Rock said...

What wonderful themed pieces here! Fantastic!

Kathy said...

Very nice Heather.

Femmy said...

great card Heather!!!

katrin said...

the collage is stunning!!! love all the things I can discover - great!

indybev said...

Like you, Heather, I give my "people" stories when I'm working on a piece. This is a beautifully done collage, and I loved your story.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather!!! this is wonderful...I am amazed at how quickly you create!!

Hugs
Diana

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Love your fantastic card Heather.

Kelly said...

wonderful collage!

lorhen82 said...

Heather, I really like this card...love that you used a Monopoly card in it! Also love the quote you used.

My grandfather was a railroad man, but he died when I was 7. He never told me any railroad stories. I'll have to see if he ever told any to my mom.

There is something so haunting about the sound of a train whistle off in the distance, isn't there?

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic and beautiful collage !

Moni said...

Klasse Karte Heather!!

Willy said...

Wonderful card and composition, Heather!

Buffy said...

Beautiful collage,and love your little story about the station.

Lorraine said...

marvellous ..he has got lovely eyes!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the colors and fall feel! excellent masculine piece!

hastingshall2 said...

This is a beautiful and colorful vintage piece, Heather. Very nice.
Faye

Nan said...

Inspiring as always..love the detail!

Anneke said...

what a gorgeous collage heather and beautiful piece

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful collage, I am fasinated by the railway also. My grandfather spent his life working as a conductor, My Grandmother will tell us stories of him bringing home (bums is what she called them)during the depression to feeed them dinner. he had a big heart. I never got to meet him. He died doing his job :(

Karen Valentine said...

Heather, this is one of my favorites. I love the colors you used!!!!

Karen

Rachel Bland said...

Fantastic art. I love all the different elements to this piece, and the colours are amazing!