Layout I created in the spirit of Maggie Taylor. It came so easily and it is so very me and persons who know me well will agree. Credits: Holliewood Studios Beasts of Burden, Mr Whiskers Steampunk, Hidden Vintage Studios Red Headed Stepchildren, Christina Renee Glass Negatives
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue Period

Credits: Holliewood Studios Lifestyles, Sign of the Times; background public domain (altered), I cannot recall where 
I got the overlay but if you believe it to be yours, please email me and I will give you credit. 

I had a friend recently post how the change of seasons from summer to fall often had an emotional impact on her, and she was in a "funk" over the weekend. I did this last year, never posted it because I thought it was too personal. But I am older this year, losing my self consciousness and decided to share. 

It's called "Blue Period" for the meaning of "blue" we use for sad moods, and because I used mainly blues, whites and browns.  

The name isn't very original: as I recall, a name for the piece didn't come easy and I was influenced by a print in my hall, "Blue Nude" by Picasso that I've had for years. He had a series of paintings that were he used mostly blues:

"The Blue Period of Picasso is the period between 1900 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, ..."

I also love his serigraph, or silkscreen, animals: 

As always, thanx for taking a peek! :)



Sim said...

I adore this collage Pam!
Very powerful, and funny at the same time.

Christine said...

Everyone have blue moments... This one though blue is fun and beautiful.

johanna said...

this is fantastic!! and i think blue periods are part of our lifes...