explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Three Muses: Add a Colorful Background to a Black and White Photo


This was a fun challenge for me! I have a seemingly never-ending supply of family photos, most of them of my twin sister and me growing up. Someday I should make up an album of the digital collages I've created with these photos.

The Queen Mary image shown below (Wikimedia Commons) is from the very early 1960's and was taken in New York Harbor. The texture overlay is by Kim Klassen.

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11 comments:

sirkkis said...

Wonderful collage, Sherry. You look so lovely and brave. The great memories.

Deann said...

Your collages would be such a treasure for your family they are wonderful.

indybev said...

I love when you use your photos, Sherry. This is a treasure!

Sim said...

Hooo, what lovely little girls; and what a strong memory Sherry! Thank you for sharing! :)

Judy said...

Perfect background for your delightful photo, Sherry, a real treasure!

Ozstuff said...

This is drop dead gorgeous, Sherry. I love seeing the twinnies in various settings. What a thrill it must have been for the two of you to visit New York to say goodbye to Grandma. A lovely, nostalgic piece of art.

Junibears said...

A wonderful piece of memorabilia Sherry! Gorgeous! xx

sheila 77 said...

This is so nice Sherry, you both look lovely. I like the way you have linked the photo to your picture.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Wonderful collage, Sherry! I love that you used a family photo (I did too!) and how fun that you and your sister got to see the Queen Mary! I did too, in the 1970's, after it was docked in Long Beach, California.

Betty

Taluula said...

I love it when you show us a little bit about your life, Sherry. This is very special.

Jez said...

I think you and your sister must be twins. You both look proud to be on the Queen Mary - and perhaps wishing you could tag along on the cruise. Lovely collage, and a great idea to collect your family collages into a book 'for posterity'.