Monday, May 10, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Wedded Bliss

The very talented Rosie is hosting Mixed Media Monday this week and has issued the challenge of "wedded bliss". This was the perfect opportunity for me to do the comical piece I'd had in the back of my mind for a long time. I wanted to use the ridiculous advice for housewives published in a magazine in 1955 - you can see it here if you are interested. I chose some of funnier pieces to use in my piece, which I printed out along with the image of the 1950's woman. The background is done with layers of acrylic paint. I was having a good old giggle about this advice and then I realised - this was my mother's life! Although to be honest, I'm not sure how closely she would have followed these rules, grin! Thank goodness things were a little more liberated by the time I was married - and it's even more so now for my daughters!

17 comments:

indybev said...

I remember reading that piece! Now, of course, woman is too busy managing her wifely tasks AND working full time! Fun page, Diane!

haendi said...

Oh! I thought of the 50s housewife, too! I love the instructions your piece includes. I can't tell if I should laugh or be mad.

Diana Evans said...

oh so much fun!!! and I love the cute tips!!!

Kathy said...

FUN< FUN< FUN!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent!! I laughed when I saw this again...Larry brought a copy of it home with him from work one day, guess all the guys had a good chuckle with it. Perfect presentation for this theme. Well done!

Sandy said...

Wow tbhis is really beautiful.
Gorgeous work.

Rosie said...

Oh Diane, I knew you'd make a great job of this one!! Teehee - I love it! =D

Fabric Art said...

What a wonderful piece Diane, and the word made me smile, I think life has become much better today, than it was then.

joanna said...

I love your piece Diane! It reminds me of my mom telling me to have dinner on the table when my husband would come home, it would make me furious!! lol(never listened to her)
xoxox

johanna said...

i love your take on the theme - if i think these "advices" were just in my mothers time, i could laugh out loud! you can´t imagine this half a century later...
wonderfully constructed artwork! love the background!

Taluula said...

I too remember reading this piece of advice! It raised my eyebrows then and still does 50 years later.

A lovely fun page Diane.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Absoluteluy beautiful.
Great artwork.

Kristin said...

Oh, this is perfect! I LOVE what you have done here - so funny and so clever! Kristin xo

Cindy said...

Oh--this is so imaginative and perfect!!! I just love it--and I'm not so sure that the same rules don't apply today!!! Have we really come that far? I'm not sure! Great piece and much to think about too! Fabulous!
Hugs,
Cindy

Pearl Maple said...

Fun post, enjoy your colour choices and texture choices for mixed media monday.

Lorraine said...

she is the mistress of the house and a man should always know his place...I just love this funny card

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks Diane for your lovely comment on my blog.
Have a nice day, Trudie