Friday, January 1, 2010

Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge
At the Movies

I have to confess, I am not a big movie-goer. I don't anxiously await the opening of the latest cinematic extravaganza like many people do.

So when I heard the theme was "At the Movies" this week, I thought "Yikes, when was the last time I was at the movies?" and I came up blank! But I started thinking about the old glamorous days of Hollywood and the iconic stars that remain in people's minds even today.

This mixed media piece is composed of photos of Katharine Hepburn and a shot of the famous Hollywood sign, plus acrylic paint, glitter, and tissue paper on canvas.  The quote is by Ms. Hepburn. (The glitter shows up more in real life. Another photography problem. HA, I'm working on it!)

Visit Inspiration Avenue on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 3) to view the movie-inspired entries. And come back Monday to find the theme for the coming week! Anyone can enter as long as you have a blog to post your entry to.
You just might get hooked!


  1. Beautiful piece! Love the quote and the whole design very much!

    Wishing you all the best for 2010!

  2. you captured vintage hollywood and film perfectly in this piece maggie! i love the colors and the captions you chose, but most of all i love the icons you chose. what a fabulous entry!!

  3. Maggie, I was thinking about Katherine too! But painting her seemed too daunting...I love what you've created! She has so many great quotes...I was going to use this one:
    "If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased"

  4. Wonderful work, Maggie! I love the old Hollywood filmstars, and what a great quote :)
    Angie xxx

  5. Maggie, I love this. You did a fabulous job!


  6. This is fabulous Maggie, you did a wonderful job and I loved seeing you work within this medium!♥

  7. LOVE it! Are you ever going to sell these collages/montages in your Etsy shop? I know *I'd* like to own one.....

  8. She's so cool though I think I would have felt intimidated if I ever met her! I like the sentiments of this quote though. A good motto methinks.

  9. This is very cool, Maggie. I think Katherine Hepburn was so regal in her day.
    It's perfect.

  10. You did a fabulous job on this challenge.
    I love the vintage feel and textures.
    Great work!


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