Friday, May 31, 2013

Carole!

Well of course when I saw this gorgeous vintage picture of Carole Lombard, I couldn't resist making a collage! Did you know that she was called "The Profane Angel" because "she looked like an angel and swore like a sailor"?

"The cardinal virtue is a sense of humour," she once said. "Do you laugh in the right places? Then, you'll get along, in fair weather or foul. Humour is nothing less than a sense of the fitness of things. Something that's out of proportion, like an inflated ego, should strike you funny, particularly if it's your own inflated ego. Otherwise you are pathetic and quite hopeless".

This piece measures approximately 3 by 3 7/8", and features a vintage cutout of Ms Lombard looking particularly fascinating -- a sweet yet sassy accessory for an environmentally-friendly kid or grown-up!

This OOAK collage is made from recycled heavyweight cut paper and shiny foil elements, mounted on thick illustration board, and protected by several layers of glossy varnish. As always, everything's painstakingly hand-cut, sanded and assembled -- a unique work of art (do these things count as ACEOs, I wonder?)! I shall be listing this piece in the shop by tonight (now sold, thank you :).

15 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Superb, it looks grand on the top as well. Love these, so creative an chic!! Happy Friday doll, I hope you have a marvellous weekend xx

Jill said...

She was such a beauty. Lovely!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

The profane angel....I like that! This woman had quite the character. Lovely creations!

Elizabeth Brown said...

There is nothing I love more than a collage, and you have made a very lovely one! Another wonderful creation, my friend. =)

Debbie Nolan said...

Jan - what a neat collage...didn't know this about Carol Lombard...great trivia for movie fans. Hope you have a great week-end my friend. God bless

AntiquityTravelers said...

I'm loving these sweet pins your creating! this one is great

Kim Alston said...

I will have to brush up on my knowledge of Carole Lombard. I didn't know much about her. Beautiful collage.
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Miss Val's Creations said...

Fantastic! I love Carole's take on humor. She was so wise!

Dee said...

What a creative idea making a pin out of a collage. I did not know Carole L. swore like a sailor... :-/

Gloria said...

I agree with her, a sense of humor can make or break a moment. Fun pin♥

Pizziricco said...

She was the love of Clark Gable's life, he never recovered from her untimely death at only 33 yrs in a plane crash. Despite remarrying twice in later yrs, Gable asked to be interred with her on his demise. He wud hve loved yr collage of her i'm sure {:-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. I hope you have a great weekend!

Jo said...

The profane angel??? That's what I aspire to be. Oh I love her humour. The quote you list here is so funny. I've not heard of her and I'm gonna google her right now!

Magic Love Crow said...

Congrats on the sale! Beautifully made! My friend, aceo, has to be 2.5" x 3.5", not smaller or bigger. That is the rule ;o)
The size of a baseball card.
Aceo means art cards, editions and originals

Erika said...

I never know that story about her. I loved it!

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