Monday, October 18, 2010

collage: two cats for one bird (and shoe)

As promised, although a bit late in the posting, is one of the new collages I have been working on! This one is called "two cats for one bird (and shoe)". A bit strange perhaps? But there was once a time where bartering was super common and made a lot of sense... ok, so maybe not in the 1950s department store, as this collage suggests, but that's just getting technical. Not sure who is getting a better deal here... I guess that depends on whether you are a cat person, a bird person, or a shoe person (I am the latter, btw). I have put a lot of those collage-y bits I posted about to good use, so will be posting more collages soon!

16 comments:

Amanda said...

I love it! Hmmm...I think I would have to go with I am a shoe person, but do still love birds and cats :)
Gorgeous work!

maureencracknell said...

I love your work!

Stop over my way and check out my giveaways -- one for the knitter, one for the seamstress with a book and supplies galore!!!

:)maureen

Meet and Greet the Artists said...

What a fun collage :) Great work!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Valerie, I love it. Yep, it would be awesome if we were still barter friendly. :)

Have a lovely evening, T. :)

Stephanie said...

Love the new piece!

I would want both the shoe and the cats. Birds are nice, but not in the house.

I really like the swirls of 'bird song' in this

Sarah Knight said...

Looks good!
: )

Christie Cottage said...

Cute. Reminds of when the shoe salesman was always there with a shoe horn to assist!

Have a great day!

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lisaroyhandbags said...

Love it! I'm really loving the vintage-y stuff right now (probably most in thanks to Mad Men) :)

Tess, Gilded Days said...

So cute, I love it! I would take the cats I think

Southern Belle said...

Love the collage :)
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Gallery32 said...

I love it! So whimsical and fun. I think the woman will get her other shoe :)

Rachel J said...

I love the the white line contrasting against the figures!

Lala's Pequenos said...

Awesome as usual!!

readingsully2 said...

Very interesting.

Sarah said...

What a fun collage. I think the cat lady is getting the better deal...or is the man getting the cats? Well, whoever gets them in the end is the winner in my books.

Sarah
http://sadiedesigns.blogspot.com

Frannie said...

Collages should tell a story. I love the idea of bartering.
Wonderful collage.