Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wow, third post today!

Guess you may notice the new look for the blog. Trying a new color scheme to match the new banner picture. I may play with it some more to see if I can get the fonts bigger in the title. Not totally happy with that. The banner picture is a closeup of a valentine tag I did in a swap a while back, so someone out there has this tag in a valentine tag booklet. Was looking for some saved art of mine that was horizontal in format.

Also, I think I am finished with the aforementioned collage so here is a scan of that. It started life as a fiberboard square piece given to me from a friend cleaning out her art supplies which I gessoed with black and then collaged the front with some painted book pages for the background and sides. The image is from a collage sheet I got from Aileen at Outside the Margins . The date comes from the back of a letter purchased in a large hatbox full of old letters at an auction. It seems so sad that these letters didn't stay in the family of the lady. Mostly they are old love letters from different fellows to her and this particular one it looks like she or he numbered on the back with the Roman numeral XI. I thought the shoes and the vintage buttons and lace set off the colors. Right now I've got raffia to hang it by, but may change that to twisted wire or maybe ribbon accented with beads. We'll see.


Jeanie said...

Hi, Jill -- I'm so glad you posted your url in the ATC group! I've enjoyed looking at your past posts (and Salvation Army finds -- you go, girl!) And I really love your collage -- it's absolutely beautiful! I'm looking forward to visiting again and often and invite you to stop by The Marmelade Gypsy now and then!

PS -- Isn't the Opryland Hotel the most confusing place in the world? It's gorgeous, but everytime I wandered through there, I felt like I should drop breadcrumbs!

Beth said...

Love your new Banner. Looks so cool! Hope all is well with you!!!

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