Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Stars

The quote "Stardom can be a gilded slavery" is by Helen Hayes, for many years, long ago, the first lady of American theatre. She was an actress from childhood to old age and she recognised that there was a price to pay for stardom. So my star is "gilded" - her gold costume thanks to my computer software. The image is a Suzee Que at Flickr, altered and coloured. Other bits and pieces are from Rebecca McMeen and Tangie Baxter.
PICTURE BRIGHTER WHEN ENLARGED.

34 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Marie, I'm star struck by this lovely piece! From the quote to the beautiful starlet, it's pure magic! Beautiful work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lynifyni said...

Helen Hayes...awesome quote!! And what a dazzling piece! Love your art, are you tired of reading that? Sorry, get used to it! Hugs, LynnF

terri d. said...

you have out done yourself marie! this is absolutely, 100% perfection! love the gold and the female image is fabulous.

Lori Saul said...

A real beauty in this sensual gilded piece Marie- she is truly a star herself. Gorgeous art!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So elegant and such a stunning art piece, Marie. Love it. Amazing piece.

Betzie said...

Wow, I love this one, but I always love whatever you make!!! She is brilliant!

Yvonne said...

So very elegant, Marie! Love all the goldness :)

Shawn Caro said...

Gorgeous and profound!

Judy said...

Your masterpiece really does 'shine' when enlarged, Marie, outstanding creation!

Rein said...

Wonderful piece Marie!

indybev said...

What a golden winner, Marie! You just never case to amaze me. What talent!

Limar said...

Clever woman, that miss Hayes :) Your piece is gorgeous!

Silvia said...

Wow, how elegant, love all the gold in your work. Great compositon.

johanna said...

i enlarged it and it is a delight!! i´m sure her quote is true...

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning like always Marie and your wisdom filled quotes always add that very special quality to your work. LOVE it!

Coffee Messiah said...

Nicely done and the sentiment, I like a lot.

Cheers!

Anneke said...

your digital work is always amazing me.
such awesome art -images and colors.
i love this one very much

Taluula said...

I so hope everyone enlarges this magnificent piece to see that golden shimmer and your fantastic painting skills Marie. Elegant and exquisite and it blows me away. Standing O from me.

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

This one struck a chord with me, Marie, since my children are both serious theatre actors. I enlarged it to see all of this beautiful piece, and among all the lovely bits, I was struck with how much the bottom border elements looked just like stage footlights! ~Sharon

Diana Evans said...

Hi Marie!!! this is beautiful....I love the gold and the tones...what a fun piece....great attention to detail!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Marie I LOVE this piece!!!! Love it...the gold & your fabulous flapper. Everything about it is just perfect!
Smiles,
Susie

Eila A said...

Wonderful gilded collage - really stylish! The quote is a good reminder that every coin has two sides.

Amy said...

very pretty!

Terri said...

This is gorgeous. You are amazing. I am always thrilled to see what you create.

Tusia said...

This is just gorgeous piece!!! I am looking at it and looking and looking and still it's not long enough to me!

Daphne said...

O wow! This is absolutly stunning!!!!!

mary.kg said...

Bonjour Marie ! Je suis très en retard avec les challenges ! je manque un peu de temps !
Quelle vamp votre Star !j'aime bien les couleurs !
Amitiés Mary.KG

LiveArt said...

this is soooo cool and elegant!! love your take on the theme Marie!! Gorgeous as always :) Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!

Linda

Effie said...

Very chic!... love it!

Jackie said...

This is such an elegant piece, Marie, and the quote is so apt. Love the colouring. Beautiful!

yasmindeboo said...

Gorgeous artwork; and love the quote too.

Gaby Bee said...

This creation is breathtaking! Love your eye for composition. Gaby xo

Janny said...

Gorgeous and what a great quote!

selma said...

What a wonderful Star! Really fantastic colors and I think they are this kind of ,, *smile*