Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pretty Things Big Give: Little Pieces of Art

Update: The winner of the sweet little ACEO by Little pieces of Art is MATILDA SUE!

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Brandy of Little Pieces of Art creates original artwork inspired by and created with vintage photographs discovered at estate sales and antique stores. Not given the privilege of learning their history, she creates a fictional story through layers of paint, ephemera, and many mediums... in order to breath life back into these individuals whose photographic records have been misplaced or forgotten. Visit her shoppe now for 10% off your entire purchase when you purchase 2 or more pieces {excluding the print section and custom work}.

What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from snapshots, with my favorite photos from eras that cover the1920’s -1950’s and 60’s. These years seemed to produce some the best candid shots, lovely family snapshots which captured a time when life seemed a little simpler. And… well, okay, I admit it, I love the 70’s they were a lot of fun (I was there) with the Polaroid camera and seemingly endless sunshine. Basically if you present to me a photo of an individual or group from any day in time, possibly posed or caught in a captivating moment. There is a very good chance that I will be inspired to build a collage telling a story around this person or group of people.

What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
I did some commission work for a lady I work with, whose husband has ALS. She wanted to give him a special an
niversary present. I did 4- 5 x 7 pieces on clay board using numerous wonderful photos she provided. I was very moved by her story and very inspired.

Any advice for fellow artists... I have a favorite quote:
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." -Stephen King
So, my advice would be to just keep on long as you don't give up, in time you will be successful.

Etsy Shoppe:

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Enter this Give-a-way!

Brandy of Little Pieces of Art is graciously offering one of her original ACEO cards created on 140 lb. Arches water colour paper. This gorgeous ACEO incorporates a copy of a vintage photo showing group of young people, acrylic paint, graphite and ephemera. It's size is 3.5" x 2.5". Sweet!

How to enter:

Take a peek into the Little Pieces of Art shoppe and
comment here stating your most favourite item from all of the pretties and why you love it!


windycindy said...

Hi, I like that she uses the vintage pictures. When I go to auctions, it bothers me when I see a box of old family pictures. Why doesn't the family have them? She makes beautiful creations and gives them new life.My favorite creation of hers is "Home is Where Your Fortune Is!" The 7 x 10"
size is nice and I like collage using paint and watercolor paper. Very lovely.....Thanks,Cindi

Beat Black said...

Its very difficult to pick just one, but "Afternoon Kisses" has to be my favorite. I love the picture of the woman used. she really does look like shes in love or something! its very fitting


ThisOldHenHouse said...

this one is stunning! I love her vintage collage style, it really makes for some grea art!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What beautiful work! I just love the style and sweetness. My favorite is Beautiful Light--sweet and nostalgic, and she reminds me of a friend I had a long time ago.
Smiles, Karen

Bunny B said...

This one's real pretty!
"Print made from original collage Flawless. ZNE" The butterfly, the music sheet with the girl looking in the mirror - what's not to love? :)

matilda sue said...

This piece is so provoking. I can see myself as the little girl and truly feel the piece!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I like the Afternoon Kiss. Like how she uses the vintage pictures.


Raven said...

This contest is closed. The winner of the sweet little image by Little Pieces of Art is MATILDA SUE!