Friday, August 27, 2010

Cherry blossoms

My sister brought me 8 postcards from England to work with, they are all of turn of the 19th to 20th century actresses.

I have an opportunity to show some work in a new place in about a month so am feeling squeezed for time, I'm going to try to keep posting here twice a week, probably Mondays and Thursdays, during that time.

18 comments:

Fresca said...

Reminds me of my favorite line from Pablo Neruda, which I quote every chance I get:
"I want to do with you what spring does to the cherry trees."
--from Poem #14 of Twenty Love Poems..."

Art said...

Fresca, great quote.

Susan, congrats on show and good luck preparing!

California Girl said...

would love it if you identify the actresses. I have a "thing" for late 19th/early 20th century British lit, poetry, plays, people. Some of the most interesting: Lily Lantry, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Bea Lillie...

Titus said...

Love the echoes of the shoulder detail on the dress.

aleph said...

They´re cherry blossoms but remind me magnolia buds. Fresca´s quote fits perfectly. Would it make any sense adding some brief hand written lines too to the altered images? Of course maybe not, but the pic and the quote work wonderfully toghether. It´s good to keep a routine, blogging takes a little time but it makes a lot of sense too.

j. said...

cherry blossoms are one of my favourite things to draw.
so lovely.

Celeste Bergin said...

You've given her a special motif to match her beauty

ma grande folle de soeur said...

Exquisite. :)

Jenny Woolf said...

I am always interested in turn of the 19th/20th century actresses becuase Lewis Carroll knew so many of them and it is interesting to see what they looked like. I wonder what their names were. The cherry blossom reminds me of the Japanese style which was fashionable in the 1880s and 90s.

tony said...

Oh Yes! I Like this one Susan.
I dont recognise the actress.Who She?

ArtSparker said...

This is Lily Hanbury, who performed in Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan plays. She died young of complications following childbirth.

Deb G said...

Really like this one!

grrl + dog said...

nothing like a deadline to hone the skills..

the postcards are beautiful.. I didnt know you were doing them on originals.
So much nicer.

ArtSparker said...

Grrl- It;s important that they be originals, there is more of a commitment then.

kathrin said...

this looks nice, so romantic touch, big hugh Kathrin

SarahJane said...

that neruda quote does go well with this lovely. enjoyed

rosedale's 4head said...

i would love to wear this...

parisa mahmoudi said...

really really beautiful for a spring card!!!!!!!!!!