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|"'Poppy White's Passport to Europe - to sing bass in the new opera 'Porgy and Bess'"|
Mixed media - Collage of inherited antique objects, Digital Montage
c mlh1 2009 - 2010
- I expect to be using my Wacom tablet and pen soon - I've only had them connected on the desktop for 4 years! :-) Isn't it about time I use them?!!!
- Would love to get 3D Studio Max, Bryce, Adobe Illustrator and Maya, too!
MORE ABOUT POPPY WHITE
What do you think of this image of my maternal grandfather, Lewis Victor White? My family all called him 'Poppy'. He was an English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. 'By night' he and my grandmother were opera singers! He sang bass, she sang soprano. I inherited one of the record albums that he made - although I've never tried to play it...He sang in the opera 'Porgy and Bess' in NY and Europe when it first opened!!! Also he sang on WGN radio and in the chorus at the Civic Opera House here in Chicago! He sang in several languages. The first year I went to college at IIT was when he passed away. I remember him as a very quiet, gentle man with a good sense of humor. Just recenly I found out that he was an adventurer! Before the Great Depression, Poppy White 'rode the rails' for the experience.
HOW DID I DO IT?
This image combines scans of his passport, his record album, one of my original collages and some vintage advertising. I used transparencies, layers, erasing and gradients back and forth between Adobe PSE, MS Publisher and Microsoft DIE.
I'd love your comments about this post - or any other post on my blog.
CHECKOUT MY GIVE-A-WAY
Also, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog - to celebrate my 1st year blogoversary - yippee! If you are a mixed media artist or collage artist you don't want to miss this give-a-way! Ends Nov 27, 2010.
Thanks for stopping by - would love for you to come back for a visit - often!
Celebrating my 1st year Blogoversary with a give-a-way!