Thursday, March 31, 2011

happy day!

See that girl? That's my grandma. She was 17 when
this photograph was taken, in 1926. Her hair was
an amazing red, and she showed it off with those
Mary Pickford curls that were so popular for many,
many years.

Do you see the shadow in the bottom right of the photo?
It's probably my Great Aunt Pearl, my gran's little sister,
but we're not entirely sure about that.

This is star of stage and screen Mary Pickford--

isn't she adorable? Not to mention incredibly influential,
in her time. Pickford eventually cut her hair into
one of those 1920's bobs we associate with flappers,
as did my grandma.

It seems fitting to incorporate a photograph of one of
my favorite gingertops into a bit of art to announce
(happy day!) my invitation to join the design team over
at Gingersnap Creations. I've enjoyed participating in the
challenges there for over a year now, so I have to admit,
I'm pretty excited about this opportunity.

Thank you, Gingers--I'm looking forward to creating along
with you and all the awesome Gingersnappers for the next
six months!



Netty said...

Terrific Gingersnaps piece Trisha. Welcome aboard you are going to have so much fun. Hugs Annette x

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love this piece! I follow you now too. So happy to join you as a new Gingersnapper Design team member! take care, gerri.

Shar B said...

So happy to have you part of our team! It's going to be a fun 6 months! Shar xx

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love the texture on this piece!!

Unknown said...

This is a ginger piece of beauty in more than one way she looks So STUNNING are to be young again lol your grandmar is beautiful and congrats on the ginger term DT

Love Dawn xx

Contessa Kris said...

Congrats my friend! Love the piece. Just beautiful!

Valerie-Jael said...

A stunning piece of art work and big congrats on being part of the Design Team - enjoy yourself!

Jean Franks Beck said...

Hurray, so glad to have you join us at GC! This piece is wonderful - I love all the fab texture, and the fact that you've used a personal photo - makes it such a treasure. Gorgeous work!

wwilloww said...

Congrats Trisha Too!!! If your first piece is an example of your style, I CANNOT WAIT to see what else you create!!! I love that you love vintage with a bit of grunge and that you use actual family members for your art!!! Enjoy your term and I look forward to more of your art!!!

penny4thoughts said...

Congratulations, Trisha! Glad to have you as part of the team :-) Your piece is wonderful - such fun to have such a great picture of your Grandma!

Rushd Lady said...

Congrats on the good news! :0)

Rhonda Langley said...

congrats to you! Lovely! Love the coppery glitz on the background!

Mami Made It said...

WOW! Stunning work! And it's great to have pictures of your grandparents. I guess to take pictures in that time was rather expensive and a luxury.

Alexa said...

This piece is so lovely. Really looking forward to the next 6 months creating together ... should be fun!