Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hands............

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When I read the challenge for this week’s theme at Three Muses the first thing I thought about was something that an elderly woman who I worked for said to me when talking about her first marriage.
She came from wealth, had a princess childhood, went to one of the best colleges and traveled the world.
I remember when I first met her I was impressed by her life and a bit envies of this person who was
more than 40 years my senior. However, as I spent more time with her I realized that there was an emptiness inside of her that left a bitterness that she would take to her grave.
She told me how her first marriage was expected of her and not one of love.
How within the first week of her new life she went from hope and joy to the lowest point in her life.
She said, "It all was in his hands " she also told me how she would watch the hands on the clock
as they approached six PM. If the hands on the clock got pass that point she would be relieved because she knew her husband would not be home that night and opt to stay in the city.



I remember going home that day very thankful for I went home to loving hands….


credits:


wedding picture from


Carolanne's boutique

32 comments:

Kelly said...

gorgeous piece! love the couple and all the accessories you added!

indybev said...

This is a wonderful vintage piece, all the more special for your accompanying story. which I loved. It always amazes me how one theme can send such varied messages to the artists. Thank you for sharing your art, AND your story!

Terri Kahrs said...

This piece is stunning and illustrates your sad story so beautifully. Bravo! Hugs, Terri

Lori Saul said...

Amazing story and lovely artwork too- a beautiful post!

LiveArt said...

Gorgeous piece! Love the beautiful story behind it!! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda

Ozstuff said...

You have a new blog page! Fantastic and so beautiful.
Your "hands" piece is superb. I love everything about it, especially as I can identify with the message that your friend passed on. I had to smile because it seemed like the bride had embedded some kitchen implements in his head, forming what could be a rather painful crown, and I quite like that idea!!
As always, creative and clever and fantastic work.

Judy said...

They say "every picture tells a story" and your piece today certainly does that, even though it is a sad tale, awesome entry!

Chrisy said...

Your words together with the art work make this a beautiful emotive piece...

LiLi M. said...

Louise this is such a beautiful piece! I love the story behind it and I think you captured the idea of the story so well in your art, using the keys and the clock, well everything fits together!
Great piece of art!

Femmy said...

fabulous piece!!!

Eila A said...

What a great (and sad) story! It's a wonderful idea from you to use this old wedding photograph - the postures and the hands of the persons in them often tell a lot of their relationship. Great work!

AliMayes said...

What a very sad story - but a fascinatingly appropriate artwork!
Ali xx

Taluula said...

Oh my what a sad story beautifully illustrated, and I like how you have lightened the mood with that quirky crown. Bravo.

WrightStuff said...

It's the words that accompany the picture that make this piece. I find it interesting how words often really enhance an artwork yet rarely do you go to an art gallery and see the beauty of words alongside the paint. Why? I appreciate that sometimes you are supposed to interpret the art for what it is, but just occasionally, words bring out the best in the art - in the same way as illustrations in children's books help communicate understanding.
Hmm,food for thought, might do a blog post on this later in the week!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow. What a sad story.
I love your piece. It really is gorgeous.
Wonderful post!

Betty said...

Wow! Love your creation and the story that went with it. Very moving, and makes us realize how lucky we truly are.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What an an amazing piece! And what a sad story. I can't even imagine feeling that way!

Martina2801 said...

This is delightful.
Fantastic collage. I love it.

rochambeau said...

Wow, what fabulous art came out of your this memory Louise. Did you photoshop any of your college? Your thoughts were also written concisely and beautifully.

It is a good lesson about life. Not to make assumptions. About marriage. I am fortunate that I found a great person to be my partner. My belief is unfortunately that many woman live a prison within themselves, like the woman you present.

Beautiful post~
xox
Constance

bluemuf said...

Louise, another beautiful collage. What a sad story, but you captured it well.

Hugs Karen

Faye said...

Beautiful entry. What a poignant story you told. There's a lesson there, I'm sure.

Dianne Q. Adams said...

Thanks for sharing the story that inspired your wonderful art.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

I am touched to see how you beautifully transformed this image to convey your story so well. Superb artwork!
Hugs, Carol Anne

peggy gatto said...

This is divine!!!

José said...

Beautiful work and touching story! Thank you.

rochambeau said...

Stopping back by to wish you a wonderful weekend Louise! Have a creative day!!!

xox
Constance

shibori girl said...

I'm SO grateful that we no longer have to comply with these types of arrangements. What power we have now...

A very moving piece.

Kate

Fete et Fleur said...

Wonderful piece, Louise! What a sad story though. I couldn't imagine living like that. I too am grateful for the loving hands that I belong to.

Nancy

adrienne said...

What a sad story, and an evocative piece. I like the crown of keys.

rochambeau said...

Hi Louise,
I'm glad you are the kind of person that would connect and learn from a person a different age from yourself.
I like you.
Constance

Fete et Fleur said...

Dearest Louise!

Thank you so much for the email and the feather finding suggestions.

Hugs!
Nancy