September 29, 2006

Quiet


"quiet" old book papers.mixed media/ collage 6 x 8 inches
Quiet is what I think of when I think of my great uncle Fred. He was one of my favorite people ever. Kind, quiet, gentle and gentlemanly. I admired him greatly. He was really a dapper dresser and so this piece I made today as a memory piece from my childhood, going for a walk with him in my red hoodie. I am going to be making more of these memory pieces for the under 30 art section of the shop.
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the word for the day is quiet ... A quiet, whisper, soft spoken, lovely friday to you all!

29 comments:

Diane Duda said...

I love this! So simple an sweet. Your uncle sounds like a great person.

andrea said...

Nice one, Susan. I love how you've used newsprint and kept the figures simple and ... quiet.

mishka said...

This is absolutely lovely. I love the feeling you get from the newspaper (gives it a bit of a cuty feel) and the white paint (which, like snow, gives it a muted feel and like fog, a memory feel). And you're walking AWAY from the viewer which conveys loss or something in the past. I can't wait to see the others!

Angela Rockett said...

Lovely image, really draws you into the quiet walk. And great idea to do memory pieces.

cbobak said...

This is such a lovely piece. I'm sure your Uncle Fred would be pleased as well.

tusen said...

I like it very much. With just a few shapes you managed to capture the quiet mood perfectly. I also love the contrasting colours.

Erika Ariente said...

very much beautiful!!

jimmy said...

Nice mood. It reminds me of how quiet and muffled everything gets on a snowy night.

One Crabapple said...

This is precious and I love it

Anonymous said...

Wow great imagery, simple and classy.

Funky Finds said...

Hey Susan, I received your drawing today. I love it! Thanks so much :) Have a great weekend.

Senta said...

I LOVE this!!!!

Shiho Nakaza said...

Beautiful! I love the contrast between graphic quality and handmade feel.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

the written script has a snow drift effect and gives way to a straight path...the red and black childhood memory colors (litle red riding hood for example...)perfect colors! Susan the artist in you touches everything golden as sunlight! Love it!!

Michelle Lana said...

very powerful! great work..

belinda said...

oh, i had a opa like that. quiet and fun person to be with. he'd do anything for us grandkids. thanks for a quiet warm stroll down memory lane. just beautiful!!!

marcisenders said...

This is beautiful! Love how the text shows through!

Rrramone said...

I really like the texture of this!

the heartful blogger said...

This could be so many stories, I love the wintry, fairy tale like feel of it.

Sinclair said...

This is beautiful. It reminds me of walks with my kids.

Kaya said...

Beautiful and elegant, indeed! It reminds me of the children's book "Madeline". What a cool way to access a favourite memory. Glad to see you are creating away.

Colette said...

Corey Amaro sent me here, and I fell in love with this piece!

Cheers, Colette

Toni said...

What a wonderful memory. I also like how you used the print under the firgures. the whole piece gives a sense of peace and quiet.

Rhonda said...

oh I love this....You certainly did hit it on the head

Wörtwurst said...

Brilliant!

Rhonda said...

so beautiful... its is very good. so sensitive

simple me said...

I felt immediately drawn by this. There is tenderness and love embedded in it.

~Gina said...

Simply gorgeous!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Love your collage! What a great scene.