Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Some Like it Hot (This one's for you Tony!!)

This piece is one of the 6 collages I did the other day. Maybe I made enough for the week, because the last two days I haven't been all that inspired. Weird. Tomorrow is my Friday, so hopefully my creative juices will start flowing again on my days off.

Anyway, this piece is inspired by the movie Some Like it Hot. My all time favorite film. I had this image from...can you guess? Yes that's right Itkupilli. It came on one of the collage sheets I purchased. I always loved the photo, but the fact that it was in black in white threw me a bit.

At first I was thinking what the heck can I do with this? Is has no color! Ahhhh... then a light turned on over my head. Let's make it a black and white collage! That will be something different!

In fact I always thought it looked just a bit like Jack Lemmon's character in Some Like it Hot. The face does anyway. :)

I am a HUGE fan of classic Hollywood. All the old films, the actors and actresses, the era, everything! This piece reminds me of that, and the whole time I was making it, thoughts from Some Like it Hot and Tony Curtis's recent illness (did you know he's an artist) were "Running Wild" in my head. So even though there are no actual images from the movie, it was definitely my muse for this collage. Hope you get better soon Tony!!


Tumble Fish Studio said...

Brilliant! I love the silver screen feel and it is gorgeous! I am seeing Itkupilli everywhere tonight - I think she is the new "it" collage image girl and well deserved. I love her pieces (obviously, I keep using the wings over and over and over) Anyway, you made a gorgeous dazzling piece!

I don't know why I didn't mention who it was that made the 6 collages. I should've sent people over. I 'll go fix it. You impress me so!

Dawn said...

This looks wonderful in black and white you have captured the period beautifully by doing it this way xx

in answer to your question on my blog - I live in England but have a villa in Spain and if all goes well I manage to spend at least 4 months of the year in Spain (I return to England on the 30th August)

Mandala Michelle said...

Hey Michele, just checking out your blog! Super cool pics : )

House of Hullabaloo said...

What a cool piece. It makes me want to snap my fingers!