Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Newspaper

We have a microfilm reader at the library and people use it to access vintage newspapers to look for obituaries and announcements of relatives, to find out information about a particular day or year or to chart the coverage of an event in history. For people in this city, one of the most researched events is the day that Jumbo the elephant died in our fair city. Another is the sinking of the Titanic. It is fascinating to watch as the information unfolds day by day and to note the difference in the speed at which this information is revealed. I have used a print off of a newspaper from this time frame and used it as the background for this piece which is my entry for the Three Muses Challenge this week.

22 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really really beautiful.
Facinating collage Heather. Love them.

Patti G. said...

Heather, INteresting about the city and the Titanic sinking and the Elephant as well! I see the paper clipping of the Titanic in the backgroun! GREAT collage, very beautiful!!! Love the purple tones!
Hugs,Patti

Ozstuff said...

What a great way to acquire old newsprint! Thanks for the tip. Your collage is exquisite, Heather. As always, creative and beautifully designed. Wonderful artwork.

Ozstuff said...

What a great way to acquire old newsprint! Thanks for the tip. Your collage is exquisite, Heather. As always, creative and beautifully designed. Wonderful artwork.

Femmy said...

fantastic Heather!!!

Janet Ghio said...

What an interesting idea--looking at the old newspapers on microfiche--hadn't even thought of this--I haven't used one of those machines in a long time. Love your collage!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic collage with old printpaper.Georgous design and color combination.
Hugs Anja

indybev said...

Great vintage newspaper background for your well-chosen images, Heather. Thank you so much for contributing to our challenge this week.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful vintage piece Heather- it is fascinating to look back at the old headlines- we learn so much from the past!

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely beautiful art as ever hun...love it loads x

vintagesusie said...

Oh Miss Heather,
I love this piece!!! The flowers on the newsprint & the great images, it's simply wonderful friend.
I went to the PO yesterday & was so excited to see a package from my friend in Ontario. I couldn't wait, so I opened it right there & what I saw was pure joy. I love, love, love your sweet tin art!I must tell all your friends,these pieces look amazing in your photos but in person, they are stunning, lovely fun.
I'm so thrilled to be your winner! Thanks so much for your sweet note & thank you for sharing your amazing talent with all of us & most important...thank you for sending me this awesome little joy in a tin box, I love it!
Big Smiles,
Susie

Diane said...

What a very creative idea--I love what you did with this week's theme!

Rein said...

Beautiful piece Heather!

vintage wil said...

Oh really beautiful piece Heather!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous multi layered piece, very beautiful and elegant!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is awesome Heather! Your background is incredible; love the paper clipping! xxoo

Kathleen said...

Terrific idea about the microfiche!

Rhonda said...

Wonderful collage, Heather! Thanks for all of the background - interesting city you live in - Cheers!

Janny said...

Great collage!

Hermine said...

Beautiful collage

Taluula said...

What a brilliant idea Heather. I love this.

LiveArt said...

Fascinating background and such an emotional and strong piece of art! Love the flowers to soften the piece. There's a story here :)

Linda