Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Landlady


This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is 'key'. As a landlady ( I manage 22 rental units) I tend to view the business from my perspective; which at times can be harrowing, exhausting and supremely frustrating! That having been said, I decided to do a digital piece as seen from the tenant's viewpoint with a little humor thrown in. Looking out through the keyhole a stern and somewhat annoyed landlady stands ; do we let her in or pretend to not be home......
Background image from Character Constructions, woman image from Dover and key and lock from Lost Coast Designs, all cropped, layered and artistic filters added. I added the keys around her waist from a personal photo.

38 comments:

  1. Oh yes, she does look very stern indeed. Have you not been mowing the lawn? I'd hide behind the sofa if I was you until she goes away!

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  2. Very, very clever and soooo creative! I love that you've taken inspiration from your own life and translated it into a great piece of digital art! Outstanding, Lori! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. This is gorgeous. I love her face and your use of big elements in your art.

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  4. Oh, what a great piece! It's fun and very clever :)

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  5. Lori have I told you how much I love seeing your name in my inbox! You are such a sweet friend:)

    NOW on to this pice! I LOVE IT!!! How fun and vibrant! I love keys they unlock the door to so many things! What would we do without them? I love the land lady outside waiting patiently for the door to open what a great piece!
    XXX
    Becky

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  6. Great piece! I also love keys; the possible things they might open is just the thing to make my imagination soar. You did a great job with this :-)

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  7. Very clever & imaginative take on the keys theme, Lori, once again another Lori masterpiece!

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  8. Every Wednesday is like Christmas. Each succeeding entry to our challenges is a gift of talent and creativity. Thank you so much for bringing your talent to our challenges, Lori. You are gifted, and your work is beautiful.

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  9. Fantastic take on this week's theme, Lori. I am sure your landlady bears no resemblance to you! I don't think I would open the door if I saw her face through the keyhole but your artwork is stunning.

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  10. Love this piece,colors are fabulous, Just stunning. Can't wait to do mine.

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  11. Hi Lori!!! oh wow...you are one busy lady!!! I love this piece with the perspective from the key hole.....your work always makes me smile..wonderful and very unique!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  12. Unique indeed, Lori! Another wonderful piece of art.

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  13. Wow this is incredible.
    Amazing piece Lori. Love the design.

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  14. oh my, her look!!! i would try not to cross her path;)
    outstanding piece of digital work!

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  15. I love the medieval character of this - it's beautifully done Lori!

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  16. Oh wow Miss Lori I would not open that door if I saw such a stern lady on the other side. Seriously Lori, this is both beautifully crafted and brilliantly funny. Loud applause from me.

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  17. I'm glad she isn't my landlady Lori!! Great work as always - love the way you combine images... are you too a stern landlady?!

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  18. What a wonderfully imaginative piece! very creative!! loved to read your story too!!

    Linda

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  19. Love looking through the keyhole at the Landlady! This is amazing! You are the digital master! WOW!

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  20. I think I will pretend to be out. Great piece!

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  21. Lori, Every time I see your work, I am completely blown away. Not only do you have a wonderful imagination, your talent and technical skills are simply amazing. I love the landlady image and the vibrant colors you used, as well as this fresh perspective. Take a bow; I'm clapping as loudly as I can!

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  22. That's fab... but she's one scary lady!

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  23. I'ts each time so surprising to read how you came up with a idea Lori ! Thanks for sharing your story again.
    The old large key is also wonderful found !
    You've mixed it perfect together in the layers !

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  24. Looks as if you look through a keyhole. Beautifully created, dear Lori!

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  25. Fantastic self-portrait, Lori! I love your irony and sense of humour - I guess they are the things that keep you going as a landlady. All in all, your collage is very beautiful, too - and a really original take on the theme!

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  26. This is so creative in every way. I love pieces that tell stories and your just invites a colourful one. I'm picturing how the house looks from the inside or what is going on that would bring the landlady to the door. Might want to keep the chain attached if you open. Brilliant entry.

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  27. This is so great. My grandmother ran a huge boarding house. She wore the keys around her waist. I thought immediately of her when I saw your piece. This is so great!

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  28. turned out fabulous
    great role reversal!

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  29. What a great concept! Fantastic work! ~Lori

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  30. Creative design Lori! And you've worked the keys into this on several layers.

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  31. I love the look on the woman's face....this is a wonderful piece...nice job!

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  32. Oh my, this is absolutely lovely and I love the idea behind the image!

    I'm glad we have very nice landlady here and I love our new home. At first I thought she is he, because our dealer was talking about Landlord. :D

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  33. What a fantastic look true the keyhole!! Love this piece Lori!

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