Friday, October 31, 2008

who haunts your house??

Okay, so no one REALLY haunts my house, but the
pictures I used for the gel transfer in this piece
are actual family members. Hmmm. Family members
can, if you think about it, haunt us in even a more
frightening way than any "ghost!"

(*Note the "disturbing" doll arm--see previous post! ;)

Those photo corners--pried them from an old, old
scrapbook. The photo was color copied and transferred
using Omni-Gel over a photocopy of a page from Psalms.

Back left is my Grandma Matt. I miss her! The two
other girls are her sisters, Pearl and Ethel. The
little boys are nephews by her oldest sis Hazel, who
was taking the photo.

This picture does look kind of ghostly, as some old
photos are apt to do, especially since the twin boys
appear headless! These are my great-great grandparents,
the littlest girl is my Great Grandma Elvira, the next
her sister Elnora, and the twins are Ruben and Rupert.

Have Happy Halloween!


Susan Stringfellow said...

Oh cool! It's just so beautiful and definately a sort of haunting elegance. Well done!

Toni Curtis said...

Oh Mi Gosh!!!! I love this piece. It definitely has a ghostly feel to it. I'm glad you were able to use photo's of you actual family. Great, Great, Great. Toni

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhhh, gorgeous pieces! I love the headless twins! When do I get to come play with the Omni-Gel? Hmmm? Holding out on me aren't ya?!

carylsrealm said...

Ooooo! I think they came out wonderful!

In Blog-land My Name is Lola.... said...

The headless twins are creaping me out man....

tipper said...

So neat!!! As always-why don't you live close to me-so you could teach me how to do all the things you do?!!! Love the old picture-especially of your grandmother.

'fancypicnic' said...

Thought I'd come and say hi, see how you are!
I love this - and it really is quite