Monday, November 16, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - I Am Woman


I am always attracted to biographies of women who managed to do extraordinary things in times that didn't support them. In fact, society often made it very difficult for women to step out of assumed roles and be adventurers or leaders. I was in Toronto last week for a Reading Summit and I chose to walk from my hotel to the Royal Ontario Museum where the event was happening. As I brusquely strode up Queen's Park, I noticed one of the blue historical signs that Ontario erects designating a site of significance. It said that this had been the site of Mary Pickford's house. I stood for a moment and thought of what Toronto must have been like during the time Mary lived there and of all of Mary's contributions to cinema. She was one of the most popular stars in the silent film era. She helped to establish United Artists Pictures and was one of 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This is my entry for Mixed Media Monday this week, a tribute to an extraordinary woman.

26 comments:

WrightStuff said...

So very feminine. Inspiring words too. I wonder if anyone will ever write such things about us!!

Rein said...

Just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Wow this is really beautiful.
Amazing design.

Willy said...

Wonderful tribute, Heather!

gaby braun said...

Elegant and feminine. Love it!

Elizabeth said...

Where would the world be without creative brilliant, inventive and inspiring women!!! Love your piece!!!
So exciting to see your blog banner in Artful Blogging!!!
Smiles!
Elizabeth

Julie said...

Oh, so gorgeous, Heather! I love this beautiful creation--you have such a wonderful style! Love that history--thank-you! I also enjoy those stories of women and their experiences in harder times...so inspiring, and I hadn't been aware of all Mary had accomplished...so glad you shared this with us today! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Beth said...

The layout is exquisite, and the bio you provide of Mary Pickford makes me see her in a whole new way. Thanks so much!

Cathy said...

It is very feminine and delicate. Just beautiful.

Rosie said...

We have those blue signs in the UK too. Love this piece - very dreamy and subtle.

Silvia said...

Such a beautiful collage, looks fab.

Alberta said...

gorgeous layers and colors, Heather!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is fabulous, Heather...so delicate. Love reading what you write as well. Beautifully done!

Lorraine said...

what a beautiful card and thanks for reminding us who Mary Pickford was....

Kathy said...

This is delicate and very feminine...so Heather. I love it.

Diane said...

Beautiful piece, Heather. And it's lovely to see Mary Pickford honored in this way! Diane

Marilyn Rock said...

This has such a romantic feel to it Heather. It's quite beautiful! xxoo

Gill - That British Woman said...

I had forgotten that Mary Pickford was Canadian, thanks for the reminder.

Gill in Southern Ontario

Moni said...

Wunderschön deine Karte Heather!!

LiveArt said...

Oh Heather, another wonderful collage from your hands :) It's such a soft, lovely and feminine tribute!! You've composed it so beautifully, love the flowers to the left. Loved to read your story too!!

Linda

NANCY LEFKO said...

quite lovely.

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

Effie said...

That's beautiful.. so soft and delicate!

Amy said...

she is enchanting and sweet!!

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