Sunday, October 13, 2013

Team Work

Some days I surprise myself...things just come together and I wonder how I did it...
I had tucked this image away knowing what I wanted to do for some time now (I'll give you one guess what it is an ad for LOL). 
Loved the energy of these three women walking together - even if it was staged.
It made me think of working women back in the 1950's - what a different world it was then. I remember cringing during the first few episodes of Mad Men seeing what women put up with.
I used pages from an old Emily Post book - the section on Etiquette in Business (this particular version also had chapters on Telephoning  Smoking, and Out-In-Company Manners and The Vanished Chaperone and Other Lost Conventions). Oh my some of the notions (there was a section on what to do when travelling with the boss and "should a stenographer rise?" when visitors approach her desk)....There was also pages from an old short hand book. 
And a lovely old napkin my friend Lenna sent me ages ago. Gesso, acrylic paint, stamps, washi tape...
I wanted it to be colourful...
and it sure is took me forever to "commit" to writing the quote on it - the last embellishment. 

It's not a Picasso but heh I think it turned out pretty darn good....AND it's my first piece on canvas!..Enjoy. Jewels


  1. That is just wonderful!

  2. Looks great, Jewels!! Love those ladies!!

  3. very very cool Jewels!! LOVE IT!!! XOXO LOVE FRAN.

  4. I really like this. Love that washi tape and all the spring colors.

    I look at images like that - with missing feet or something - and turn the page. Now I'll begin using them!

  5. This is awesome Jewels - you Go GiRL! And how sweet you were able to use a bit of a paper napkin I sent you some time ago . . . so glad it came in handy, looks great! : )

  6. Those ladies certainly look happy! Great image and I love what you've done with it - you chose some wonderful colours to go with it. Fun sentiment too :)


  7. Congratulations on your first canvas piece! I work on paper all the time, and then clam up when I think of working on canvas. I'll have to "work on myself" about that one! This piece came out really well; great image, and I really like what you did with it!