Monday, November 9, 2009
Mixed Media Monday - Fashion
With the Spring horse racing festival in full swing, and the Melbourne Cup last week, the talk in the media was all about fashion. That is why I chose "fashion" as the challenge prompt on Mixed Media Monday for this week. As I was pondering what I would do for the challenge, my mind turned back to 1965, and the fuss surrounding Jean Shrimpton, and what she wore to Flemington on Derby Day. It was a mini skirt - but even worse than that, Jean didn't wear any stockings, or hat and gloves! It made quite a headline back then. It's funny to look back on now, considering what some ladies wear these days. My piece is done on a canvas board 20.3 x 25 cm or 8 x 20 inches. I have used lots of collage elements and computer generated images (including Jean and a couple of other ladies present that day), along with gesso, oil pastels, rubons, a ticket and rose stickers which are meant to represent the beautiful rose gardens at Flemington.