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Sunday, December 27, 2009

As Promised, "The Curse"

This is one of my first assemblage pieces that began with the Midol tin.  I didn't want to make it vulgar, but did want to capture the feeling of what has been called The Curse, Your Time, etc.  I'm one of those persons who doesn't usually make 'cutesy' art but rather would focus on the subjects that others would probably never even touch.  My pictures are obviously not professional, and the glass makes it difficult to see inside the shadowbox so I included a picture of the inside of the box before I put it together.  This was one of those projects where you have to say STOP because I could have just kept adding more embellishments on the outside of the box but I didn't want to take all of the focus away from the picture and objects inside. 
This started with a Dollar Store shadowbox that I think I paid 50 cents for and the Midol tin that I picked up at a vintage/antique store for a buck.  I couldn't resist that tin because I remember taking those things and they sure didn't work for me, but my mind and creativity just took off from there.  As a woman who doesn't have to deal with The Curse any longer (thankyou Doctor!), I guess I can just laugh at what really was a nightmare for me for most of my life.  For me this was great fun to put together because I got to paint.  I love to paint which I think goes back to my ceramics phase that I went through in the late 80's. 
What are your thoughts about the subject matter of this piece?  Do you enjoy the dark humor, or do you feel it is just plain wrong?  What would you have done different with this piece?  Would you have taken it a step further or would you have thrown it in the garbage deeming it innapropriate?  I would love to know your thoughts.

8 comments:

MrsL said...

I like it---made me giggle at the one thing we women would prefer to do without!

luverlie said...

Like dark humor. Love the piece. And I generally overkill so it's good you know when enough is enough. TFS

Barb said...

I thnk it is fantastic!...we didn't have those pills out here in OZ but I can still relate.
Love the frame...it is perfect as is!

Toni Curtis said...

I love it. Cleverly done and far from innapropriate. I remember those "cursed days" and Midol did'nt work for me either. xoxo, Toni

Dawn said...

fabulous, not vulgar or inappropriate at all, really clever actually! Don't have those tablets here but hey know where you are coming from and Thankfully don't need to worry anymore about the dreaded curse... x

LisaC said...

Love it and your dark humor. Heck, if we can't laugh about "The Curse" we'd just cry. I'd done enough crying over the curse and don't have to deal with it any longer either (thank you doctor!) LOL.

trisha too said...

I think this is a great piece--not over the line at all, very funny, in fact. Well, okay, maybe not so funny, depending on what time of the month I'm looking at it, but you definitely captured that hormone rollercoaster feeling that Midol does NOTHING to tame!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was blown away by this assemblage. You have captured "the curse" perfectly, right down to the colors you used. I'm so glad you stopped by or I might have missed your lovely piece. I would say this piece is publishable!

Best wishes to you in the new year. May all your wishes and resolutions come true.

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