Hello everyone 🙂
This is a piece I made a few weeks back. I had finished the collage itself but couldn’t settle on the words for it. Then, after watching Grease one night with my nephew (his choice of movie – I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate or not for an eleven-year old, but then I remembered that is exactly the age I was when I first watched it all the way through) I kept getting the “Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee” song in my head. Not the saucy slumber-party version that Rizzo sings, but the sad, navel-gazing one that plays when Sandy is watching the car race. The bird-lady here seemed to be channeling that mood and feeling, so I went with it.
The original mirror had actually been cut from the lady’s hand, so I had to go searching through my cut-up books to find another one of the same size. I got lucky. That mirror looks like it belongs there – I don’t think you would know I had used a different one from another picture. Small triumphs can make your day. And those skinny little legs and toes were nerve-wracking to cut out and adhere too – they were pretty fragile, especially once they had glue on them. But, she survived, intact, and ready for some self-appraisal and soul-searching. As anyone would do, if they were a stork wearing a dress 🙂
Thank you for stopping by – hope you have a lovely week x