Friday, 24 April 2009

NEARLY DONE

The Studio is nearly done but I am frustrated at waiting for my beloved who has promised to finish the last fiddly bits of painting in a place I find it difficult to reach. Despite promises all week it hasn't happened yet and now he's gone out for the day. Doesn't he understand that I want it done NOW??? Yesterday in fact ...

However, in the meantime I did actually manage a piece of work for our challenge over on Awfully Big Art Adventure, which this time is to use this wonderful old photo sent to us by a mutual friend. The photo is believed to date to around 1880.

Of course, you know me, I was making up a story as I worked ... this is Alice who at the age of 17 left home to work in the Worcester Co-Operative Stores, and writes home regularly to her widowed father to let him know how she's getting on. She's also sending him a picture of herself with her landlady's parrot which has become a great friend. The real story seems to be that she owned a bakery, but I prefer mine!

This page will form part of a little book of vintage images I'm putting together (as you can see by the binding holes on the right), which is only 3.5 x 4". Just lately I've realised that if you don't post pictures with an idea of the size people can start imagining something much bigger, or indeed smaller ....

9 comments:

.pOot! said...

cool. nice blog. visit my blog sometimes.

Jaqi said...

Its wonderful Rosie,thank you for portraying her in such a wonderful way, and who knows your version may have been her dream.....hehehe.
Oddly enough her father owned the local post office also as well as being the local funeral director, so really you were nearer than you think with the letters in the post angle. Well done I love it, Thank you JAQI X

Linda said...

I love it Rosie...what a precious little book its going to be.

Rein said...

This is gorgeous Rosie!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful story Rosie AND a lovely creation as well, making for a sweet and special book I'm sure!

LaY hOoN said...

Your page is such an gorgeous piece.

LazyKay said...

Stunning - I love the image/words combo.

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Lynn said...

So, has your beloved finished the painting yet? Sorry, I am so behind on blogging, you did a great job on this layout Rosie, I hope to get something done for this challenge soon :)

firstborn said...

wonderful page! can't wait to see the completed book!

thanks too for stopping by my bloggy & for your kind words. i look forward to more ABAA challenges to come!

:) mary ann

p.s., fab job on your extremely organized studio!!