Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Society Page

The theme this week at the Three Muses is (Newspaper). My collage is built from a current newspaper background and old clippings from a 1927 "womens" society page that my grandmother had saved (not sure why) but it was amongst her old photos. The image is from flickr-free and I added the color flowers from my own photos.
It's unfortunate but it seems that the day and age of the newspaper is definately passing on. With real-time news on the internet and TV, newspapers cannot possibly keep up and readership and subscriptions are disappearing rapidly. We have lost several local newspapers in the the past year. My husband and I still subscribe to our county paper for local interests and happenings, but it is funny how we sit down and already know most of what's going on in the world from the internet. Despite high-tech we still enjoy our coffee and paper ritual together in the wee hours before heading out- old habits die hard!

45 comments:

  1. Lori, both my husband and I look forward to reading the paper over morning coffee - Sunday bagels and the paper is quite a ritual in our house. Soon the newspapers will be a memory - much like old typewriters and hand-written letters. Your collage is a beautifully vintage tribute to the written word. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. Maybe your Grandma knew someone mentioned in the clipping she kept? Would be fun to speculate who!!
    Lovely piece of art made with it :)

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  3. This beautiful! What a treasure to have these clippings to recreate with!

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  4. Your collage is exquisitely done! I love the newspaper inclusion - my favorite! Your Hollywood work is just amazing, too. You are the Master! xxoo

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  5. Lori, you are the Master!! I love coming over to your blog! so talented!!
    xoxo

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  6. Love your idea of amalgamating the old and the new here Lori - really great result. I can't imagine life without the newspaper ritual x

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  7. Another beautiful piece. You always have such original interpretations for these themes. I love the splashes of color on the "newsprint" background

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  8. Lori, this is so special, and lucky you that your grandmother saved that newspaper--what a perfect image--but I'm afraid that you're right about the newspaper :(

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  9. Hi lori, loving this piece, it looks fabulous, I like the added tips of colour brilliant ju x

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  10. Always so creative Lori. I love finding old newspapers under carpets and as lining for drawers.

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  11. This is lovely Lori! And I like how it's mostly black and white, with only a trace of color.

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  12. This is such a beautiful piece, Lori. Sadly, you're right about newspapers. I have to admit I cancelled my daily, and bring my morning coffee to the computer. Shame on me. I have even replaced my morning crossword with a morning game of computer Scrabble to polish my wordpower! Thanks so much for participating, Lori. The people who support our blog are so talented. I always look forward to each one weekly.

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  13. Stunning piece, Lori, superb image & I like how have created her shadow too, perfection!

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  14. I love this Lori, both vintage and kind of mysterious. Sharing time with your hubby and the newspaper sounds good to me!

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  15. Love what you have created here, Lori...enjoyed reading about your resource pool as well. Beautiful bride, such a different expression on her face..wonder what was going on at the time it was taken.

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  16. Very creative, Lori! Isn't it something how soon a newspaper may be a thing of the past? But great art like this will keep it alive! Great piece! LynnF

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  17. oh wow!!! I love it and I still like to hold what I read...the internet can never have that same feeling....

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  18. Oh Lori this is absolutely beautiful.
    I´ve missed the right words in english for your wonderful work. Love it.

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  19. I am old fashioned enough to need my "fix" of reading the daily morning newspapers. I read them from cover to cover and I complete two crosswords (ordinary and cryptic) and other word games and puzzles. I admit glancing at headlines on the internet but I still love my paper!
    Lori, your picture is exquisite. I am so impressed that you were able to use a page from such an old book which has great meaning to you.
    Wonderful artwork, as always.

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  20. Beautiful pic...particularly taken with the shadow effect..

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  21. I agree with you that it's sad when newspapers fold and go out of business. I love reading local papers - probably once a month now and to be honest, the Society pages are always good fodder, if only to snigger at the names!! But your digital rendition is beautifully soft and evocative, Lori.

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  22. Both a powerful collage from a vintage standpoint, and a powerful message on the fate of newspapers in general. I hate to admit it, but I'm a TV and internet news reader. The local newspaper just can't keep up with the news I get, many times as it's happening.

    I remember growing up, we had a newspaper my Grandparents (who raised me) read every day. I was expected to read it cover to cover, too, and discuss it at dinner. It was only 4 to 6 pages, depending on the day of the week, and my grandmother called it the "Dinky Daily." Thank you for such thought provoking memories and lovely eye candy.

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  23. What a beautiful tribute!! love this piece Lori it's so elegant!!! Well done my friend!!

    Linda

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  24. Oh wow, love the layers on this page, gorgeous!!

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  25. Lori this is such a wow-factor!!
    It's so beautifull!!!!
    Beautifull the grey/black white, and that little touch of pink!

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  26. your grandmother must has saved it just for you to use. isn't it wonderful/ love the different papers in there and memories of times gone by
    somehow reading the newspaper online does not have the same appeal to me as reading the proper one. and I cannot make bricks to burn from virtual ones!

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  27. Gorgeous ! Very Lovely Work !

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  28. Oh Lori,
    I love your soceity page....your beautiful vintage girl is fabulous & your little touches of color are delightful. Great work my friend! Thanks for sharing,
    Smiles...
    Susie

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  29. Your collage is very lovely, Lori! I liked to read your thoughts about newspapers - I love my papers and couldn't live without them, so I hope they are not quite diasappearing yet. I need a newspaper with my morning coffee!

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  30. So beautiful too!Image and newspaper background are perfect.
    Hugs Anja

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  31. Wonderful piece - love the little touches of colour! Cheers!

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  32. Lovely piece... I've never been much of a newspaper reader, but I do agree... It is sad that this media is disappearing. Sometimes progress is not... progress at all...

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  33. I just keep staring at this. You usually use very much colors, so this is a bit new you I think. But absolutely in good way, You just showed you have so many styles. The pale white suits this so so good!

    Now I can't to wait to see your other creations I haven't seen yet, Lori.

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  34. This is really a work of art!! I have never done digital art but this kind of piece makes me want to try.

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  35. you have a lot of talent. bravo it's elegant and very nice
    :)

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  36. Saturday morning is the fat weekend paper newspaper with breakfast and coffee. And finding a society page like this on my table would be great! The coloured accents make the page perfect.

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  37. Lori this is exquisite, you have such talent my friend.

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