Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mad Women: It Was the '60s, and the World Was At Their Feet

This was one of the fastest collages made last week. I found the Simplicity pattern in a junk store in Owenton, Ky., on a trip to Versailles the weekend before last - and knew right away how it would be used. After tinkering with background maps, I found this one from the 1944 "Atlas of Global Geography" (Global Press Corp.). I intended to use the map in "Top o' the World Ma" - the collage at the top of the rail on the right side of this page - but didn't like the yellow and set it aside. It works perfectly here, as do the time zone clocks from an illustration in an issue of The Chatterbox.

Hmm. Now that I think about it, while the idea came fast, the cutting and gluing didn't. It took quite a while to cut out those figures and to get every foot, leg, etc. glued down. 5.5" x 8.5" on archival mat board. Matted to fit a standard 12" x 9" frame. $45 + $5 shipping & handling [SOLD]

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