Hope your day is going well.
My first piece today is for June's 'Cheeky' challenge, where the theme this week is 'sisters'. I have an old photo, from the beginning of the 20th century, which shows 2 of my husband's aunts as children. I digitally removed them from their photo, softened the edges to make them look more faded, and placed them behind a window of our basilica. I added some freebie brushes from Foxey Squirrel. The 2 little mice are there because I often see mice scurrying about in the entrance to the basilica - the proverbial Church mice? These little girls look so sweet here but when I got to know them in the 1970s they were 2 very crabby and unfriendly old ladies! Time changes all things!
Here is the original, the sisters together with their brother,
who I cut out of the composition today:
For Art Journal Journey, inspired by the colours of autumn, and 99 faces I have made another hybrid collage: I used a painted background and placed some brushes over it. The face is my 'alien lady', although she could be a wood nymph. I added the autumn tree and some leaves. This is face number 5 - 94 to go!
Some more photos of the basilica:
Do you recognise the window?
I always love the lamps
There were lots of men at work, busy chopping down branches and sweeping up mountains of leaves:
And some more rusty bits. I was pleased to discover another of the rusty rosettes on some other gates, there are quite a lot of the same sort around here, I suppose they were all made by the same artisan.
Have a lovely day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!