Monday, February 2, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Fruit

This week the very talented Hermine is guest host on Mixed Media Monday, and she has chosen the challenge prompt of "fruit". I had no idea where to start with this subject - it's not something that came easily to me. So while I was mulling over fruit, I thought of Carmen Miranda and her flamboyant hats, often adorned with fruit. So, Carmen it was - and since I couldn't find any good quotes from her, I used a phrase from one of her best known songs. The piece is done on a 4 x 4 inch or 10.2 x 10.2 cm square canvas board. The background is done with acrylic paints and the picture and words were computer generated.

28 comments:

Ozstuff said...

What an inspired choice!! Your Grandma must have told you about Carmen Miranda, the Tutti Frutti girl.
Great take on the challenge, Diane.

Kris Dickinson said...

So fun and creative Diane!

jasminduft said...

Fantastic work!

Gillian said...

Diane, this piece is fantastic, well done you on your interpretation lol ... I love it:)

indybev said...

I just knew Chiquita Banana would show up somewhere! Good thinking, Diane.

Kelly said...

great collage!

paru's_circle said...

i like carmen berry much ;-)

Kersten said...

I'm totally thinking Carmen Miranda! :) You do such lovely work with acrylics!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, geat image and background

Anni's Art said...

Diane - As always you have made a wonderful piece of artwork, love your little canvas.

Janny said...

Super!

Julie said...

This is really gorgeous Diane.

REDLAN said...

Carmen Miranda is so beautiful as this art.

vintage wil said...

Fantastic work!!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very fun and great card Diane.

Diana Evans said...

wonderful submission...very neat composition!!!

Faye said...

I loved Carmen Miranda. This is such a clever and beautiful piece, Diane.

Sally said...

Great piece, love the lyrics form the song!

José said...

This is fun and fabulous!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Brilliant choice for the fruit challenge, this canvas really makes me smile = Lovely!

Char said...

What a fantastic idea. Looks really grand.

Jendy said...

This is fantastic, great piece!

Beth said...

This wonderful. I love it's energy.

Cheryl said...

lol... super cute!

joanne wardle said...

excellent interpretation and a fab 4x4

Artyjen said...

Love it, love it. Just the right number of I's and now the darned song is whirling in my head non-stop!

Fannie said...

Hi, Diane! We're on a similar page with this week's challenge. Your piece is wonderful! Bravo.

Pauline said...

Hi Diane,
LOVE your Carmen piece - such a lot of fun to look at!
Pauline