Monday, March 23, 2009

Light hearted Blue Monday

Monday is here again (how did that happen so quickly?) and Smiling Sally is hosting another Blue Monday. Click on the Blue Jay for a link to her blog and find other Blue Monday posters, and see how you can join in the fun.

I have two pictures in my home office that still make me smile, long after hanging them on adjacent walls in the corner....where my husband jokingly says my friends and I belong. He knows better than to say that with real conviction!

The blues in both of these pieces qualify them for a Blue Monday post.

This is titled Just Desserts. The ladies are applique pieces fused onto fabric that was then stitched onto foam core.

I have two long time friends that are my once a month dinner companions. We always save room for dessert, so this pattern didn't just speak to me, it yelled Buy Me! Make me for you and your friends! And so I did. I made three of them a few years ago, the only difference in them are the background and sofa fabrics. I used machine applique and satin stitches to further secure the applique pieces and to add detail. The ladies are wearing beaded necklaces and have dimensional embellishments on their hats. Their faces were drawn with Micron markers. This is more visible if you click on the photo to enlarge.

If you are wondering, I am most likely the one in yellow although I hope I don't look like her yet. She is holding a dish of ice cream as opposed to a lollipop or a piece of cake. Given a choice of the three, ice cream would always be my choice.

This framed print was ordered from a catalog a year or two ago. It is called Three Ladies Sunning. In this case, I am not the one on the left. I am more careful about my skin and sun damage.


jlshall said...

I love both of your pictures! The one you crafted is wonderful - you're very talented. I remember seeing the second picture years ago in a shop window in Baltimore MD. I've always thought of the ladies as the "Baltimore Broads." Happy Blue Monday!

SmilingSally said...

lol What a sunburn that'd be!

Your first picture nicely shows the details when clicked. You did a great job! Your friends must cherish their copies. BTW, I'd choose ice cream too. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Unknown said...

I love both these art pieces, but I am so impressed with the one you made! I could really see the details when I clicked it.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You can sew foam core? You definately need to do a tutorial. I never heard of that. Do you hand sew it on? How thick is the foam core? Cute pictures. Tell us more, tell us more!!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

great pictures! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Lynda said...

Those pictures make me smile! Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Knitty WOW I love them. I especially LOVE the beach scene. If we could all see ourselves like that, having fun, looking out on the ocean we would be able to love our bodies for what they are.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie

Sweetie said...

Both of your pictures are great. The first one could be of me and some friends.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Blue Monday girl great pics...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh Knitty, I love this post, it really made me laugh! Thank you. Wishing you a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

mike said...

LOL...this post is great! I needed a chuckle and it sure gave me one! I really enjoyed the pictures.