Sunday, June 8, 2008

This collage print is up for auction.


I had 2 prints of this digitaly altered collage. I traded one with Neda and donated the other at "Art for Autisim". Can you believe the original collage colors are browns and murky colors. It is amazing what photo programs can do when you play with them. Lately I am playing with my bikini dolls,making up a batch to sell in multiple colors. "Rainbow girls" I think I will call them. I gave one to a very sweet and generous bartender in my favorite spot,when I ever get out for drinks. It helps to get cuts on the bar tab.
My son turned a wicked 40 on June 6th. He was born the day RFK was shot. I remember all the nurses coming in my room not to see my adorable baby but to check out my tv screen.
I've been seeing tattoo's everywhere. I was suprised at the fabric store yesterday when I saw a woman older than me with one. I figured her grandchild talked her into it. I remember the day my mom was going out to birthday lunch with her siblings,dressed as usual in her suit and heels. She had a sleeveless top under her jacket. So I got a washable tattoo out and put it on her arm. She just turned 70 so when she discretely removed her jacket her siblings howled when they saw it. It's one of my all time favorite stories of my proper mom.
If I ever got a tattoo I tell everyone I want nursing home instructions on my chest. "Feed me,call the doctor,change my diaper,I have bedsores on my back,where are my meds." You get the idea.

11 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

What a great piece, love the colour combinations. The computer certainly makes it easy to experiment, something that was so hard when we had to do it all by hand.

notmassproduced said...

Great artwork. I love your ideas for tattoes. brilliant :o)

Cory said...

Hello Joy..Love the tattoo idea. I do permanent make-up and have a tattoo machine...come on over, I will do the tattoo for you. LOL

Thank you so much for the nice comment to my blog...it's always appreciated.

Cory

Sharon said...

Love what you have done with that beautiful piece. The colors grab me. My son turns a wicked 40 on Thursday. you know what that means......

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Thankyou for your visit to my blog. I have enjoyed the tour of yours also and loved to read your post about meeting Robert Max. That it very cool! Good on you for donating some of your art to the Art for Autism Cause too.
Regards, Lisa

Gypsy said...

Snort about the tattoo idea! It would be funny if you did!

Gypsy

notmassproduced said...

Hi again. Thanks for the comment on my blog. It was a plastic place mat that I found at a car boot sale that I used as a stencil - it's also good for rubbings. Yes feel free to add a link. I haven't figured out how to do clever things like that yet but once I do, I'll return the favour!
Cheers :o)

Paz said...

LOL! Too funny! Love the tattoo you'd get and the story of your mom's tattoo. ;-) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Best,
Paz

Neda said...

I am the very lucky owner of a Joy collage print! I love it !!

You are a great storyteller: I was seeing everyone in my mind's eye.. Celebrate your Mom's spirit! I can see you take after her, my dear :)

Hugs!

Molly said...

Yay Nana stories. Miss her. Did I tell you I have adopted another Nana? Adam's grandmother-- a nice Baltimore woman. She's lovely, you'd like her.

Xoxox Mol

The Artful Eye said...

I like that tattoo idea. I'd get an assortment of eye tattoos and write "I've got my eye on you"