Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I'm Off to a New, New Year's Start!

You may be wondering, "What on earth is she up to, now!?" Well, through my dear friend, Monique, (see on side: Inside Number Twenty) my recent Fair & Square partner, and designer of MyMark designs...I found a link to some of her friends who are making mixed media creative arts! Monique is participating in these several creative arts groups. So, I decided it had been a while since I'd been practicing, and I should make it one of my New 2008 promises to get back in the swing of my other art forms, too. Off I went to start a project...

If you're interested in joining Monique and me in the fun, just check out these couple of places: Patty's blog--
Magpie's Nest or Theme Thursday

Patty and I are already emailing and she's great! Note her comment on my last blog entry.... If you visit her, please tell her I sent you.
So, here is a close up of my first panel. This is a birthday gift piece for my DH, Anthony, whom most of you know is Sicilian. It's a tongue-in-cheek..."soft porn" piece or what would have been considered one in the year 1900. This image of the woman is a "Cigarette Girl." Evidently, men used to get these little cards in their cigarette packs in those days..collectible little things...hmmmm. And, we didn't think great grandaddy had any vices!??

I thought DH would get a kick out of this piece, because he is so difficult to find presents for, and he would never be expecting something like this one!! I'm off to find a frame today before he gets home. And, I'm giving it to him tonight with a bottle of Dom P. champagne! :) (And no gauzy outfit on....)


More later!! Hugs, Deb

11 comments:

~*~ Patty said...

How kind of you Deb, to mention me and my Magpie's Nest on your blog! I'm loving your cigarette girls collage. Your presentation with a bottle of bubbly sounds just right=lucky fella!!! I have been having so much fun with lots of different challenge groups. Up til now I'd managed to not do one on Thursday's. I followed your link and, oh my, that looks like a fun one too! It is a great starting point for creating art, never hurts to have a little nudge!

Itching To Stitch said...

Deb- Thanks for your recent email, it was very much appreciated. I think I'm back to the blogging world, and yours is one of the first blogs I'm checking out, officially :).

This is a unique piece that you've made for your hubby.

Thanks for the great book reviews on your last post. I'm very intrigued by The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, I think I'll have to check that one out.

I'm also a forensics nut. I love Court TV, which they are changing, so I'm a little nervous what exactly they're changing too ;)

wanda said...

Art just pours from you doesn't it? I love it! Hugs Wanda

Nicole said...

That is so pretty Deb! I love it! :) Happy New Year!! :)

Michelle said...

What a wonderful piece! Where ever did you find those cards? I would love to try my hand at mixed media/altered art. I'll check out Patty's blog.

xstitch.nl said...

Oooh la la...;o)... All I can say is... Happy birthday, Anthony... LOL!!!

monique said...

Deb, this is neat... love the feathers :) Happy Birthday to Anthony!

Cheryl said...

What a creative lady you are!! Happy Birthday to Anthony

Wendy said...

Always tackling new creative outlets, Deb! Its always so much fun to stop by your blog and catch up with the latest!

Happy New Year!!

Simone said...

Wow, what a wonderful piece of art Deb! You're so creative!
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to Anthony!

Georgie said...

This is really beautiful! I love old things and this definitely looks antique