explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Three Muses: "Old-Fashioned"




For this theme, I created a digital heritage collage featuring my late parents, Harry and Bonnie London, in the early years of their relationship and marriage (and the early years of their twin daughters' lives). The background is a copy of a postcard written from my Dad's mother in Eastern Europe to his father in America, before they married and settled in Baltimore, Maryland. I'm thrilled with the way the piece turned out- it gave me a happily nostalgic and peaceful feeling to look at it when it was finished. :) I'm not sure which baby in the photo is me, but I'd bet that I was the one on the left, making faces....


14 comments:

Lizbethem said...

You should be thrilled at the way this turned out...I think it is fabulous! What a wonderful tribute and so beautifully executed.

Eileen said...

I love all your pieces, you are very creative!

Willy said...

Wonderful collage and family piece!

indybev said...

What a great family heritage piece. I'm thrilled that our challenge inspired you to make it. Thank you for sharing the personal photos. May the coming year bring you all good things!

peggy gatto said...

This is the art I truly love the best, family memories!
It is very special!

missy k said...

What a beautiful, special piece. I love the photos - thank you for sharing.

WrightStuff said...

what a lovely piece to treasure. I love it!

Janine said...

What a wonderful way to honour your parents.
They were a lovely couple. Your mother was a beauty and your artwork is a real treasure

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent!! What a beautiful presentation for this theme....gorgeous photos too! What a nice keepsake for you as well...terrific!

Sadie said...

What a great way to honour your parents. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

And yes I think you were the one pulling faces. Seeing your art and reading your comments you have to be. Hug!

Grannie Annie said...

What a percious piece of art Sherry you should print it and give as gifts for your family...wonderful artwork.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful collage.

"MOI" Freubel said...

OOHHH Thank you SO much for sharing these personal photo's with us Sherry !! You know I LOVE this !!!
And great to see you with your twinsister !!
So cute !!
If I were you...I would print this piece !!

Junibears said...

I nearly missed this! I'm so glad I didn't!
It's a wonderful piece. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous family photos.
Glorious collage! Hugs xx