Monday, January 16, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Fish!

Quite a few years ago, my great friend, Bev, introduced me to the idea of digital art.  Neither of us really knew what we were doing.  We didn't know how to access ephemera and elements and I don't think Google Images existed.  We were forced to create pictures using our wits and cunning.  Cutting and pasting became our best friends.  As with the lady above, we found that, yes, we could build an image with a face, one fish and a picture of old boots (as above).  It was a great apprenticeship and we are still using our old skills today.  Thankyou, Bev.  We often felt like giving up but somehow we dragged each other into the 21st century!!
So, credit for the background goes to Lorie Davison.  The face was drawn by me and the lady is dressed in cutouts from one tropical fish.  The boots were Googled.

17 comments:

LynnF said...

Whenever I head to your blog, I ask myself "I wonder what Marie has created today?" You always thrill and amaze, besides giving a giggle here and there! I love this one!

Taluula said...

Marie, thank goodness for that early apprenticeship or we would not get to appreciate wondrous images such as this. A feast for the eyes, my friend, and something to make me smile. Bravo.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Brilliant, in every sense of the word!

Grannie Annie said...

Marie you are the undisputed master of digital haute couture...and this is a masterpiece...two double back flips and a hand spring from me!

Janet Ghio said...

Fabulous!! I love those fish!!

Kaylene said...

Well you certainly cut pasted, it is a wonderful creation. Cheers, thanks again for the heat

linda said...

My goodness! This is amazing Are you goung to leave us for a new career in fashion design?

indybev said...

What would we have done without each other, my dear Oz friend? In some instances we seemed the pioneers of digital art at some of the challenge blogs, and I think we were looked upon askance. Thank heaven, many of the wonderful people in blogdom came to accept us, warts and all. You, my friend, have taken the art of digital cut and paste to astronomical levels! BRAVO

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is fabulous, as always, Marie...Fantastic creation. I must say, however, I don't think you will sell many dresses!....wow!!

Judy said...

'Madame Marie's' boutique is certainly open for business, what a 'visual symphony' even a hat to match, LOVE it1

Mark said...

Brilliant! I love the dress. I am sure the lady wears lots of perfume to hide a particular smell :)

Bertie said...

Can I buy your fantasy somewhere?

Junibears said...

Your work is always amazing Marie! I think you are a brilliant genius at doing this and the wording today....well..slap me buskins and smelly fish!!

johanna said...

this is hilarious! i´m thankful i can see her without smelling her;)
your skills in digital collage are extraordinary!!

Sim said...

Extraorninary dress!
I want the same, despite the smell!
I love the way you paint the faces too!
Bravo several time for you!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Those fish tails make excellent frills.

Bill said...

This put a big smile on my face. But I had to leave quickly, as the smell was definitely a little overwhelming!