Sunday, February 21, 2010

Giggles and Laughter

This is what Mixed Media Monday wants us to come up with this week. And here's mine:

This is my Hippie girl with a little updated shabby look, and she's on a 9 x 12 piece of wood--this has to be one of my favorite surfaces to work on.  I know, I know, you're probabyly wondering where's the humor?  I'll get to that in a minute.  I was just being a bit nostalgic this week, reliving my teen years.  I was what you would call, in my words, a "trendy" Hippie--everybody was.  I didn't live in a commune or anything, I just liked to dress like one, because that was the fashion for us teenagers way, way back then, which I'm sure irritated the heck out of the authentic Hippie.  They became mainstream--they became  part of "the Establishment", which was their main reason for being.  They wanted to change  the Establishment.

So now comes the giggle/laughter part.  They had alot of sayings, like "Make love, not war", "Tune in, turn on, and drop out", and one of my favorites was "Don't trust anyone over 30".  So what's their new motto now?


"Don't trust anyone over 90" ??

44 comments:

CountryDreaming said...

Far out!

Silke said...

Oh, that's too funny! Love your painting!! She looks perfectly serene... Hugs, Silke

Buffy said...

She's adorable,i love the pink shabby look. And the picture is too funny!

Leticia said...

Love it! The photo of the tye dye couple is hilarious!

Kristin said...

Oh, she needs to be enlarged to see all the beautiful details! I love it - your etherial image and colors are just perfect! Kristin xo

Deb Harvey said...

She's beautiful! I remember those days, very well...lol. Love the picture of the fun couple!

PiecesofD said...

I think it would be don't trust anyone younger than 40! Very cool piece! Love your work... as usual!

Yvonne said...

KOOL!

Diane said...

Ah, those were the days, grin! I must admit I envy those old hippies just a little. \Another one of my favourite sayings from back then was "save water, shower with a friend". Oh, by the way, I love your painting! Diane

Faye said...

Wonderful reminder of a more carefree age! I love the painting. I love the photo of the colorful couple. You've got imagination and much creativity.

Emelie said...

Well of course flower power, and to this day it is hard to do art work without a flower, I like Mama Cass, Bob Dylon, who I stil liten to, becasue we use different words but some of the fears are the same.
We were raising young children, worry about going to Viet Nam, friends going, and I recall the feeling so well as I sit here now.

LOvely work, always becutiful faces and colors plus great design.

Peace, Emelie

Janet Ghio said...

This is so funny!! Love your girl--colors on her are great! Where did you get that photo? GROOVY!!

indybev said...

Oh, that laugh was worth waiting for! Great art, great story, hilarious "kicker"!

Cindy said...

Oh that was awesome!!! Your painting is beautiful and your whole story and hippie pics are just great--bravo!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

KarenKayArtWorks said...

I love your hippie girl. She is totally groovy.

joanna said...

Diane, love her and the tie dyed couple!! too funny!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent. Great card.

WrightStuff said...

I love how the old lady has 'granny hair' but hippy dress. The old guy is clearly still hanging on tighter to his hippy values!! Lovely artwork too of course!!

WrightStuff said...

I am also a little jealous of your nose. Hers is just so perfect! Perhaps I need to spend some time just drawing and painting noses until I get one I like...

NatashaMay said...

Your hippie girl is gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Oh wow flower power feeling.
Fantastic design and work.

Donna Heart said...

ha! i was but a wee one in the seventies, but i still had my favourite red suit with flowers embroidered up the outside legs and sleeves - they dont make em like that anymore!!! and having two older sisters always helped as they were always dressing me up in the latest hippy stuff!!!

pammyjo said...

This is wonderful ... the couple reminds me of "I got you babe". LOL :) Have a great week. LOL

Debby said...

hehehe...great pic!! Your painting is totally awesome.
Debby

Marilyn Rock said...

I adore your painting! Laughed out loud with the tie dye couple :)

Peace :)

Marlynn said...

OK, cute stuff, how did you get my photo with the old gizzard not trusting anyone over 90? I resemble that and I do remember the slogan "over 30". That being said, you work is beautiful! hugs

Lori Saul said...

I love your hippie chick and what a fun photo- I'm giggling!

Hermine said...

Your artwork is gorgeous and you story so much fun!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Too funny. Your posts are always such a joy to read. And the art that goes along with them is always so enjoyable. Love your little hippy beauty.

Lisa said...

lol Diane!

Kathy said...

Oh, how I too longed to be a hippee! I was just couple of years too young, but I did what I could as a junior high school student. Your little flower child is lovely, and I adore the way you incorporated the peace sign.

Janet Ghio said...

Diane
I meant to ask you about the wood that you paint on. Is is basswood or what and how thick is it? In Suzi's class she doesn't ever really talk about the wood. Thanks!!

Martha Lever said...

GOL--you have made me giggle out loud!!! I was a hippie poser too but also very preppy when I wanted to be. I could change like a chameleon.

This hippie girl is fabulous. I just love the way you paint your faces--so dreamy. I love the way to you the hair too. You must do a Youtube for all of us hair-challenged face drawers!! I am not sure if Wyanne still does a class but is for the pure beginner for sure which was good for me at the time.

haendi said...

Great hippie girl!

phoebe said...

Hee! Now I see the funny--thanks for the giggle today. =D

joyfulploys said...

Groovy! Love the painting you did and enjoyed the heck out of seeing the old hippies.
Peace,
Mary

BlueRidgeLady said...

Oh I loved the funny picture!! I think I was the same type of hippie girl, and I still loved the era and the clothes, some of them, in some ways I am still that girl inside :D I just thought your girl was brilliant!!!! Love her so much!!!

Bobbi Lewin said...

Groovy man!I think I was at that party!

I love how you do your layering in your paintings; it's so subtle, and it gives a lot of depth.

wanda miller said...

too too funny and soooo true...boy, you brought back some memories for me today, i thank you whole heartedly!!
just love this piece, everything about it!!!

Silvia said...

:) Thanks for the smile on my face.

nostalgia*gal said...

HI, new to the blog world and wanted to drop by to say hi. Last month at the Nashville wearing my favorite painted blue jeans a dealer hollered out to me "Best you were a hippy in the 70's" He was so correct -big grin
So I love your hippy girl!
Cheers, cindykay

Janine said...

I love your art project...I love everything about it!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Peace! This is brilliant. Love how you did this girl. The peace sign - love beads, and yes I get the humor. It was a hopeful time.

Diane said...

that did deserve a giggle!

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