Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Frida, Dominos, and a Blog Birthday Bash

Sox selected "Frida in Paris" as the theme for her journal in my Frida Kahlo collaborative art journal group.  I didn't know, until I read the handy reference sheet Sox included, that Frida was a very unhappy camper when she was in Paris.  I probably would have done some very different pages had I not learned that.
So, I had this vision of Paris through Frida's eyes.....cold, gray, totally lacking the warmth and vibrancy of her native Mexico.   And the only color would come from Frida's memories.
All the Parisian scenes are images from the Stampsmith Paris sheet.
The Eiffel Tower was cut from a Sizzix die, and the wonderful lizard....I'm having a brain freeze and can't recall where I found that stamp, but I sure had fun coloring (and altering) it.  There are also some Heidi Swap transparencies on the pages.


Speaking of altering, I joined an altered domino pin swap at ATT and here they are. (sorry how dark they photographed)  These are the pins I'm swapping:
 And this is the one I made to keep for myself:

My friend Stephen is celebrating his blog's 1st birthday, and he's having a fantastic giveaway.  Besides the freebies, you'll find some really cool art there, so check it out.

15 comments:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Eileen...I love your page layouts...they are cool!!!! And your altered dominos...WOWZERS girl....those ROCK!!! How FUN!!!!

Dorothy said...

Those are the coolest dominoes!

Helen said...

Your art is always so inspiring, I love coming here!!

Celeste said...

Beautiful layout... I also love the dominos....

Tammy D said...

The layout is amazing. The pins are crazy beautiful.

Michael said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!!! I hope I'm lucky enough to get one of those in the swap! I forgot to take pictures of mine. I didn't think about it until you posted about yours. Rats!

Lori said...

Love everything today! Interesting about Frida and Paris. And, I'm so sorry, I don't mean to be trite, but every time I see Frida I think of Frito's. Don't know why, it's just one of my many quirks. I'm not being disrespectful at all.
Love the pins, they're spectacular, I know everyone will want one of yours.

Nancy said...

As always, GREAT art!!

Pam Austin said...

Those domino pins are really fantastic! Divine Crafter Ms. E strikes again! :)

KAT said...

Your dominoes are fabulous! How did you color them and what's the metal bar across them??? Creative minds want to know!

Victoria said...

Your Frida pages are great. I love the dominoes, too.

teri said...

I love that bottle green shade on the pins. It's a very unusual color.

I've lately become intrigued with Mexican food in addition to the art. Love the Frida work.

Patzee said...

There's a domino underneath? Wow! These look super!

Nancy Lynn said...

Love the layouts and love the pins. Way to go Eileen.

Diann said...

Gosh, your journal pages keep getting better....I've never been much on the Frida theme, but fell in love with your ART pages and know your friend will be pleased when she receives it back...I didn't realize her Paris adventure was a dark one either...great job on capturing that. Your charms are awesome! Diann