Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Three Muses Challenge - Mail Art

I found a large and colorful stamp honouring the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. He had many setbacks in his life, most self-inflicted, and he died at age 42, a tortured genius. I imagined him receiving rejection notices from publishing houses so my collage took its theme from there.
The stamp was Googled. The body (coloured and altered a little, including decapitation) is a Flickr-free-to-use image. Ephemera is from Christina Renee and Trish Jones and the postmarks are by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful postal art Marie - this piece has a sense of being well- travelled. Wonderful use of vintage elements and design! Happy Holidays to you!

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  2. your piece is beautiful! I love all the wonderful elements you have added to it!

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  3. Very clever mail art, Marie, lovely vintage touch! The 'L. P.' must be back in WA, the weather has improved! LOL

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  4. Fantastic piece, Marie! I enjoy the tales behind your pieces too.

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  5. I love the set up on this, fabu!!!

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  6. Oh wow what a stunning collage.
    Berilliant digital work. Love them Marie.

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  7. fantastic piece!! Love the postage man!!!

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  8. This is great, so much details to discover :) Brilliant!

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  9. Marie this was inspiration indeed, it's your wonderful sense of humour that does it for me. Fancy Mr Hope Less missing out on a chance like FSF!!! So much to feast my eyes upon and such rich and gorgeous colours. Kudos.

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  10. Marie, your collage is incredible.
    The details are very very nice.
    Great idea the "the stampman".
    Love your fantastic/artistic style!!!

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  11. your sample for this current challenge is super!! so thoughtful and the "postage-people" part is great! it is full of details and wonderful colors!

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  12. Oh, how stunning, what a great postage-people-artwork, Marie! It`s fantastic and gorgeous!!! I also want to thank you for all your kind comments on my blog, I have high regards for your artwork, and your comments are much appreciated!!

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  13. I'm wondering if your found Mr. Fitzgerald's long-forgotten box of rejection letters in an attic somewhere, Marie! Beautiful sense of vintage nostalgia surrounding this gorgeous piece! Bravo! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  14. I loved this one. Knowing the background of mr Fitzgerald, this is sad and beautiful same time, your vintage touch is perfect in this one.

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  15. What a tribute to Fitzgerald, Marie. Your art is so gorgeous and creative. I imagine he had quite a number of those rejection letters around as most writers do. Your colors are phenomenal as is your ability to alter people's bodies.

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  16. Fantastic piece, Marie! Your talent in collaging is stunning - and your sense of humour is really something. I wonder how many absolutely unfortunate letters by Mr Hope-Lesses have been sent in this world...

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  17. Marie, I think you are a genius. Your art always has such an interesting perfect concept story to it that I just love. Sigh. I can relate to Mr. F - can't we all a bit? Rejection stinks, poor guy. I wonder if he knows now what a success he was!
    I am shamefully behind on blog visits, but really wanted to make sure I at least stopped by to drop off some Christmas cheer and wishes for a very blissful Holiday Season with your family and friends. I can't wait to start a new fresh year of visiting your blog and filling up with inspiration as you always seem to do for me!
    marsha

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  18. What an absolutely amazing piece, Marie! Your work really is gorgeous! LynnF

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  19. This is a great collage Marie! And I like how you even made a postage person in here. Very creative.

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  20. Suberb!! I do love such effects so much!! Fun and beautiful made!

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  21. i love how your piece tells a story...wonderful!! wishing you and yours a happy holiday season! see you next year!

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  22. this is such a great piece from digital art

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