Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Newspaper

The theme this week at The Three Muses is the newspaper.  Now I have to admit that I've never been a newspaper reader even before the internet, but when I was very young, and I mean very young (before my teen years), I loved the comics.

So I decided to make one of my altered boxes with the Sunday Comics.  They were my favorite, because they were in color.  I probably haven't read the comics since I was that young, so I looked through them  to see if some of my favorites were still there.  The only one that 's still being published is Blondie--that was on my top 10 along with Little Lulu, Nancy, Winnie Winkle, and Archie--boy am I dating myself!   And there's others that are still around like Peanuts, Beetle Bailey and Prince Valiant--who reads Prince Valiant anyway?!--well somebody obviously did and still does.

The newspaper unfortunately is probably on its way out too--I think it will be around for a while, because alot of people still enjoy their morning coffee and paper, like my husband.  But even he's gone over to the dark side--he has his morning coffee with the internet--let's face it, that's where we can find the most up-to-date news. 

I really enjoyed this theme--I would never have thought of making a box from the Sunday Comics--now that's what  I  call recycling!

54 comments:

indybev said...

Your boxes are such a joy to behold! This is no exception. I'm glad I "tweaked" your memory of cartoons. They make for a honey of a box! Thanks for participating in our challenge!

Kelly said...

beautiful altered box!

Janine said...

Oh how I loved Little Lulu and Archie! Your box looks great, it must have been a lot of fun making it and remembering! Do they still make Little Lulu comics? Oh yeah, I use to love Casper the Friendly Ghost too!

Lori Saul said...

What a great box- I loved the comics as well- what a beautiful use for them here!

Buffy said...

Very cute,that would look so good in a vintage looking kids room. You always have the best ideas.I have never been much of a newspaper reader except for coupon clipping when I first got married! Love your altered box!

Lola ^^ said...

your box drew a smile on my face :) i love sunday comics! i loved Marmaduke (about a dog), Peanuts, Archie and one about soldiers,i don't recall the name.

pammyjo said...

That is darling. Love it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a terrific box, Diane...very clever and beautifully created!!

Emelie said...

A very cute box, I don't use the word cute very much, but it is so cute and such a great gift to keep treasures in. Say thanks everyday for having such wondrful talent. Your creativity has no boundries.

Judy said...

Fabulous box, Diane, real fun idea with bright colours, I love it!

Ozstuff said...

Oh my goodness! I feel like someone caught in a hurricane, hanging on for dear life, trying not to blow away. There has been such a rush of superb artwork today (this morning in my world). I have been oohing and aahing for the past two hours. Then I came to your blog and your altered box and whooooosht! I was gone! Diane, your artwork is stunning. The box is fantastic. Wow!

Butterfly Works said...

This is a great box...you did such a good job....who would have thought the comics could have been used in such a delightful way....
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

Say It In Color said...

OH....I REALLY love this comic box....I have some old saved ones....now I must use them in a collage!....and you will laugh...I have little wooden statues (old!) of Dagwood, Maggie and Jiggs, the Phillip Morris man and many others....little LuLu I don't have....but gosh thanks for the fun memories!!!...I think I will find the comics Valentine art I once did for my D H....I guess I need to blog to get inspired!!! Thanks Diane for your comments too...see ya later!! sherry

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The box looks great - its so fun and happy. I hope the newspaper never goes away, although it more than likely will. I am so old-fashioned for certain things...I LOVE actual books, for instance, and I will never give those up! I did make one concession for my husband and now only buy music online. But I truly miss reading liner notes and seeing the photos! Theresa

Diana Evans said...

you are having so much fun with these pieces Diane!!!! I love this one and I used to head to the Sunday funnies before I read any other section of the paper....go figure!!!

Sandy said...

I´ve missed the right words in english.
This is unbelievable. Stunning art. Love them.

Yvonne said...

Fabulous boxes!

Chrisy said...

i love love love your box!...and the legs!

Rosie said...

Wow! Gorgeous box Diane - very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You make the best collages with boxes. The comics you used are adorable and reminded me of my childhood, also.

As I mentioned on Lori's blog, I am an internet and TV news junkie. But, I didn't grow up that way. When I was young, I was expected to read the newspaper each day and discuss it at dinner. This theme, and your lovely interpretation of it, have brought back a lot of memories.

Maja said...

OMG, this is just wonderful!!! Funny, amazing and rich!

Femmy said...

what a beautiful box!!

LiveArt said...

Another Fantastic box!! your creations are awesome, I just your attention to detail!!

Linda

NatashaMay said...

This box is lovely. Way to go with the comics. :)

Limar said...

Love your box, a great way to recycle. And nice too :)

WrightStuff said...

That's fantastic. I think they call it 'upcycling' now, though that sounds as if it would puff you out if you did it too long. Love the coloured blocks on the top to add to the child-theme - it really finishes it off nicely. I think newspapers make a great base for art. I'm going to do more!

claire barone art said...

LOVE IT SO JOYFULL AND DIFFERENT YOUR BOXES ARE AMAZING HOPE YOU HAVE A CREATIVE DAY LOVE CLAIREXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Your boxes are great, this one is just wonderful and such a good idea! Love it

Nicecrane Designs said...

Oh my what a beautifull box,,,,really I love it.........congratulations.

Hermine said...

Fantastic box

Daphne said...

This is such a colorfull box! Super!

Ellen said...

what a fun box, brilliant idea to use comics for that and I love all those colourful little cubes

Janet Ghio said...

The box is adorable!! Little Lulu and Tubby Tompkins--my favorite!! Loved Archie and Veronica, Nancy and Sluggo--

vintagesusie said...

What a fabulous box you made & the idea of using the comics is inspired! Your the only one who thought of that...very cool friend. Thanks for sharing,
Smiles...
Susie

Eila A said...

Wow, Diane - your comic box is fantastic! I admire your skills in making these wonderful things, and I enjoyed your story about your Sunday comic memories - I must admit that I read Prince Valiant when I was a kid.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a splendid piece! So colorful and vibrant, so inspiring.
Hugs Anja

vintage wil said...

Beautiful altered box!!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

WOW Diane! This is fabulous! I truly enjoy (and am in awe!) of your creativity!!

Marlynn said...

You are just too talented, girlie girl. Love the comics and you have transformed them into such a work of art!

Martha Lever said...

SO CUTE!! I loved the comics also and I don't even read the hard copy paper any more.Now, for the Copics. There are so many colors it will make you head swim. If you are just going to get a few and just use them as markers rather than blending and shading I suggest to just go get your favorite colors. Hobby Lobby has them and they have lots of them. They will bleed through the page because they are alcohol based ink. So just keep that in mind. I love to use mine.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is just fantastic! You always go beyond meeting a challenge! WOW!

AndyArt said...

Beautiful Box! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming my second follower! And I can't thank you enough for the wonderful comment!

Rhonda said...

Wow, this is so fabulous!! Love all of the details - great memories - cheers!

Awakening said...

love the box. the one thing I missed the most about canceling our newspaper was the comics. Now I can see them online!

joyfulploys said...

I haven't been by my favorite blogs lately...you have been really busy. This is a beautiful box! I used to read the Sunday comics when I was a kid...Lulu and Beetle Bailey come to my mind.
Mary

Amy said...

oooo, love the comic's..how fun is this box! Wonderful idea

get zapped said...

Totally fun piece and so darn colorful!

Elegia said...

What an extraordinary idea, I am really impressed.

José said...

When I was young Prince Valiant books could be collected at a local little supermarket. I've still got them all and now my children read them. (after I've told them to be careful). I would dream about being Aleta and then Valiant would come to the rescue and kiss me.... Anyway: I love your piece! It's beautiful!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Diane! Yes, I am very sad also about our little precious, mullet wearing, Alex Lambert. What happened??I thought he was a favorite. Well, I was very moved by Michael Lynche and I love that little precious Aaron Kelly. I am not too crazy about the girls---maybe Katie Stephens since she looks after her grandmother with Alzheimers. And what is the deal with Cara all over Simon? She needs to move over.

NatashaMay said...

Me again. :) I left an award for you on my blog. Stop by if you wish.

Carin said...

Just found my way over from Behemian Shadows. Love the colourful comics box! Great recycling method!

Janny said...

What a great piece of work!!

Taluula said...

Oh woweeee this is superb. You are so wonderfully creative. Bravo.

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