Thursday, July 3, 2008
"Maude and Marilyn"
I was going through a little box of my trinkets today and came across the first little art slide, just as I was wondering what I could write a post about. It's very hard for me to spread my art supplies out and create right now because we are still staying with family . . . I soldered these microscope slides a couple of years ago. The first image is of a stage actress from the early 20th century, named Maude Fealey. The second, of course, is Marilyn Monroe--I made this piece for my youngest daughter, who loves Marilyn and has a large collection of photos and memorabilia related to her. My daughter keeps this piece on her counter, and so I grabbed both and took a couple of photos. I loved creating these and had fun soldering them, (although I am self-taught and it was quite difficult), and I would love to take a class someday so I can do more with it. I am a great admirer and fan of Sally Jean, who does beautiful, BEAUTIFUL work with solder! I hope to do more of this in the future . . .