Monday, July 31, 2006

Real Women

I have been buying bulk lots of cabinet cards to use in my art work - it seems to be cheaper than buying individual ones. Invariably in among my 100+ year old cards there will be a few 'bonus' ones, more recent photos. I got thinking about these photos, they are not the style I normally use in my art. However, I wondered about these women whose images had become freebies, and knew that somehow I had to pay them there due.

These women were real: they loved and laughed, flirted and cried, danced and sung; they are our mothers, sisters and friends.

These are the first pages in an altered book to celebrate the lives of 'Real Women'. I may go back and add more detail to the pages later, but for now the plan is to keep each page simple and the focus on the woman.


One Crabapple said...


I am in love with it.

I have had the same thoughts of these old pictures I collect. I think I enjoy staring at them and thinking about them as much as finding them and using them in my art work.

It IS fascinating isn't it?

I like your giving them credit.

And I love the word Soliliquy (if I spelled it right ? Gosh , I have a hard time even pronouncing it! but I love to HEAR it ....)

Robyn said...

It's gorgeous Jules, and a great idea...

I can see you are producing more of your beautiful stuff, as usual......

Hope you are well - stumbled across your blog by accident - following a link of a link of a link! You know how it is.


dogfaeriex5 said...

love pink!!!

Dotee said...

Beautiful Julie, as always.
Your art (and you) are an inspiration to me!

Dotee xoxo