Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Wherever I lay my hat that's my home....


I needed a prompt for my art journal and found out that the challenge over at Simon says stamp is "hats" and they are offering the winner a great prize so check it out. I came across 2 interesting characters in the paper..the lady on the left is Dorothy Young who died last week age 103..she was one of Houdinis stage assistants. The other face to the right is Arthur Fellig who they called "weejee" a shortened version of ouija due to his ability to arrive on a crime scene so quickly...I bet they both had such fascinating lives and found the "hats" that fitted them in life. Besides these newspaper clippings I have used various paints, pastels and one of my fav "latin writing" stamps on the background. Hope your having a mad hatter day:)

12 comments:

Palma said...

Wow! Such wonderful colours and layers,Lorraine! ☺

Sid said...

Fab stuff Lorraine, loving your design and colour !!

Janet Ghio said...

This is just a wonderful page and aren't you curious to know more about these people?

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE this page ... gorgeous! It is really good to see someone using the theme as a journaling prompt too ...
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Cass said...

Hi...wow! this is an awesome piece of art! I love all the colors and textures! Have a great day!

artistamyjo said...

love the colors and the story as well.
Hugs, Amy

Tee said...

Lovin your collage! Tee

Candy C said...

Hello! I love the entries into your art journal using the hats! Your colors and all the layers are really awesome! Great technique! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Dragon said...

Woo how very unusual... I am loving this subtle collage
Frankie
xx

Alison said...

Fantastic! Love the stories behind the faces Lorraine! x

Candy C said...

Hi again Lorraine! You are so welcome for my post on your blog. Thank you so much for your sweet post on mine! Your work is wonderful!!! I hope to learn more about collage. I need to check out your article in Apprentice! Congrats on being published!! You certainly deserve that honor!

Gillian said...

Awesome jounal spread Lorraine.