Monday, May 10, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Wedded Bliss


I find myself drawn towards vintage wedding photographs. First of all, I feel sadness that they are lying in an antique store, often unmarked with names, awaiting a new life. Then I think to myself, I can revive them by taking them home, cherishing them and using copies of them in my artwork so that's just what I do. I enjoy seeing the different styles of clothing and imagining how the folks in the picture lived. Don't you think this fine pair has a very charming house? This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.
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12 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I love this collage-the house in the background. Don't they look so sweet and happy!

NANCY LEFKO said...

I feel the same way about vintage photos. You have given a wonderful new life to this one!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

I know what you mean about photos ending up outside a loving family, makes you wonder how it's happened, why aren't they cherished in their own family. At least they can be cherished in the 'mixed media family'
I love this piece, I think you've done them proud :)

indybev said...

I hope everyone takes the time to enlarge and read the text on this beautiful entry. It's so profound. I bought at auction a wonderful old step-back cupboard with this inscription on the inside of a door "Christmas Present from Mr. & Mrs. Ernst Smith to Mr. And Mrs.J.G. Mayfield, Christmas 1888"
How can anyone let such a treasure be sold to strangers?

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

What a fantastic design.
Love the vintage photo and the text. Great and beautiful artwork.

joanna said...

Heather, you did a fabulous art piece with this vintage photo!! great job!
xoxo

Dianne said...

It's very lovely...

Shelly said...

This is Gorgeous Heather! Thanks for sharing!

I hope you had a great weekend! Busy bee here getting ready for a craft and antique faire!

Take care!
Shell

(I walk through those vintage and antique shops and think, if only these treasures could talk! What a story I'm sure they'd tell!)

Kathy said...

So nice Heather, I to love the addition of the house. Just perfect.

haendi said...

The collage is just lovely. I like the layout, and the colors are perfect--soft and sweet.

Kristin said...

This is beautiful Heather! I love the purple and the house in the background especially. It is just lovely, Kristin xo

Diane said...

Absolutely beautiful, Heather! Diane