Childhood…

My own childhood, (theme for Take a Word), varied between the sublime and the ridiculous… went from one extreme to another. It’s a mark left indeliby on me forever and not in such a good way, either. I cannot pretend that there were no ‘highs’, but there were just as many lows, possibly more because of their intensity. However, those responsible have long passed, so I try not to dwell on the past too often.

My most memorable Christmases were spent in Berlin – Britz – the old part, complete with frozen duckpond, baker’s and my grandmother’s “haunted cellar”!! I think she said that in case we ventured down there and drank her home-brewed wines and beers…

So, this tiny canvas came together in chaos but I really like it. The main image is from Crafty Individuals and I used fired brick distress ink to colour the background.

Together

I have been rather inspired by Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas again this year. What an all-round super guy he is!

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  1. This is beautiful! I’m very picky about photography in general, and I don’t get the fantastic rush that everyone else seems to get with vintage photographs, but this one is an exception! So much atmosphere, that it isn’t really a portrait, it’s more like a story. I do appreciate the atmospheric ones, and apply the same taste to vintage as I do to modern photography. It’s less the subject for me, and more the composition and whether or not it touches a chord. This one evokes an entire symphony, and I love how you’ve used it and incorporated it into your beautiful background.

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    • Thanks Barbara… I agree with you and I think Crafty Individuals excel with their “miniature” series. Much more revolves around the atmosphere and effects as opposed to just the subject! =)

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  2. A delight!!!

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  3. What a beautiful creation I especially love the use of colours.
    a great art xork
    pat

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  4. Hi Rosie…I like your picture…great layers colors and embellishments…great job!!!

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  5. I love the somewhat grungy background, the bold color, and the understated photo. Beautiful work, Rosie!

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  6. Gorgeous… lovely use of colors & materials. lol… Bless Sir Holtz!

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  7. Hi Rosie. What a beautiful art piece. Love your creativity and as always your work is fabulous. Hugs, Gayle.

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  8. What a treasure, Rosie, love the bold colours – beautiful!

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  9. I really like this one! No matter how good or bad a childhood we always have someone we were in it with though! those kids are the perfect image with Together!

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  10. The colors are wonderful and I just love the picture. A real treasure.

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  11. A small delightful treasure Rosie! I love it.xx

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  12. taluula

     /  December 13, 2010

    Sometimes I think the best art comes from a troubled childhood Rosie. This is magnificent, then everything you do IS! Wonderful.

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  13. Just beautiful, love the image and the texture.

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  14. I really like this too, Rosie! Love the colour scheme, your background and the textural elements of it. Brilliant!

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  15. This is a treasure Rosie- very beautiful!

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  16. Rosie, the memories of your childhood are touching and beautifully written. Your artpiece is exquisite in every way and the images you have chosen are so wistful which is the mood I am sure you were looking for. Your blog is a joy to visit. I love your work.

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