Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gone With The Wind Art


GONE WITH THE WIND has always been one of my favorite movies. With my fascination with historical films and romantic aspects of the era depicting the saga of the War Between the States and the Old American South, I decided to make a fabric collage for my latest art group challenge.

Olivia de Havilland plays the character Melanie Hamilton. She is the epitome of an ideal southern feminine sweetheart. The film portrayed her personality with so gentle a voice, with never an inclination of rudeness or jealousy. It pained my heart to see a sister-in-law, quite selfish in nature, prey on Melanie's naiveness starring the famous character, Scarlett O'Hara. It is a film of both women in love with one man, but married to only one of them. And Scarlett, married to another, still longing for someone already taken. Then throw them into the sorrow of the Civil War.

I fall into this film every time I watch it again. So with that thought, here is my submission for a page in my latest art endeavor with the theme "Movie Stars of the Silver Screen."


I would also like to thank KC Willis, for presenting the opportunity to participate in her Collage Camp. The techniques I used for this collage were taught in her online class, and can also be viewed in her section of the book "Creating with Fabric," a Tweety Jill Publication by Jill Haglund. Both class and book can be purchased from the Lipstick Ranch, KC Willis, Proprietor.

5 comments:

Terri said...

This is just beautiful Nancy!

Lovey said...

Beautiful and I love your stitching!! Smiles..

Debra said...

Oh Nanacy is this out page? (heh heh) or just "my" page? Its lovely!

snowbear said...

I love the frames...

Her Art Nest said...

This is going to be THE page for our exchange on the 1st. I am thinking I might need to do a little doo dad on the bottom left or maybe hang a circle tag. Maybe I am just having a too much over-thinking moment! Can't wait for our get together. Take care, Nance