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 . . .

12 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

2 GORGEOUS slides and i too am a fan of sally jean.. fab fab work.
I love lucy was my fave tv programn when i was a child.
thank you
chriss x

The Feathered Nest said...

Jann! These are beautiful!! I love them both! And they were your first?? You know the more you do the better you get, it's weird like that. I love them ~ when you get back to creating you should make more! xxoo, Dawn

fated follies studio said...

these are so lovely, even if they are from a couple years ago. i hope to learn how to solder someday.

jenny

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

I love both of them, but Marilyn is my favorite. I have alot of Marilyn in my half bath. Love the LOOK OF THE 1950'S, OF COURSE! You did a great job. Have a good weekend.

Faith

rbnwood said...

These are beautiful and you did an amazing job for being self taught! Thanks for your visit and kind comment on my blog! Take Care - Robin

Sanja said...

both are beautiful!!!:0)

Myrna said...

Those are beautiful, Jann! One would never know that was your first time!(I'm a fan of Sally Jean, too.)
Hey--have you heard about the new blog Mind Wide Open? I'm taking the plunge and entering...
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Let Freedom Ring!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

These are lovely, and unique!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Jann, These are both so beautiful! Your soldering is fantastic! Like you, I'm a great fan of Sally Jean's but I've never tried soldering myself. After seeing these two pieces, I just make have to give it a try. I really like the wire wrapped around them.

Mind Wide Open said...

Jann, these pieces are just gorgeous! Big fanof Sally Jean myself but my soldering is nothing I want to put out there! LOL I think that Maude Fealy was just beautiful. I'm lovin' your music too! And thanks for the plug on the the new blog! Hope to see your name in the entries for next month. ;-)

hugs
gail

Sharon said...

Hello Jann, your work is so beautiful. I'm sure your daughter is absolutely delighted to be the proud owner of your Marilyn piece.

I would love to try soldering sometime. I'm sure my results wouldn't turn out as fab as yours though. :)

Couture de Papier said...

Love your creations!