That's what Mixed Media Monday wants to know this week, and that's what all of these people want to know--
That's what they're saying to each other, BUT what they're THINKING is--there's something about her, with her fun and carefree spirit, and her self-condifence of expressing herself. And oh yeah, I'd be one of those whispering ladies here, but secretly I'd be envious of her knowing herself so well, and doing what makes her happy. A couple of weeks ago I made an art piece that you can see here, and in it, I used an old postcard that I had. And on the back was a message written from Clara to her friend Olga. So after looking at this piece--I think that the lady with the spiffy outfit must be Clara,
Olga doesn't seem too pleased with Clara right now, does she? So, I decided to name this piece "Clara".
Clara's outfit was designed by the house of Itkupilli, and all of the other gossiping, snickering, jealous people came from vintage magazines dating back to the 40's and 50's. When I was looking through the magazines, I loved the different advertisements I ran across, like this one:
She has a strict budget of $25.00 a month for groceries--I think she can do it. Or how about this one:
How about a brand new car for $645.00! But my favorite one has to be this:
"Smoke a LUCKY to feel your LEVEL best" Wow, it was a whole different world back then! When I saw what the theme was for this week, I was a little stumped. I almost didn't do it, but these are challenges, so I challenged myself to do it, and I'm glad that I did--I had fun!
And wanted to show you this, in keeping with this week's theme. WHAT WAS I THINKING when I made this VERY VERY fattening, high in cholesterol, delicious, 3 cheese macaroni and cheese dinner?
I was thinking, "I can't wait for dinner!"
Yep, I ate all that up, PLUS I had seconds!
And finally one more photo that I'd like to share with you. This is me when I was in my 30's, and of course, there's that question again--
WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?!--with my big hair (that I was so proud of), and those high-wasted , balloon pleated pants that accentuated my "tiny" hips so well--JUST LOVELY!!