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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Altered Ancestor

Zoe

This is a portrait of my third cousin Zoe, that I created for Inspire Me Thursday's Altered Ancestor Challenge. By the time I was knew Zoe, she was sixty-four years old , deaf as a post, had ill-fitting dentures and a bushy shock of white hair that looked oddly like a mohawk. But this is what I imagine Zoe looked like back in the day. My mother was an only child born of a mother who had one brother. She was, however, raised with her first cousin Zoe, as though they were sisters. I remember the two of them as old ladies, chattering wildly and giggling like girls in my grandmother's kitchen. My mother says Ava and I are just like them.

12 comments:

Ozstuff said...

This is just exquisite and wonderful. I do hope that dear Zoe is floating in the ether somewhere and able to see what you have made of her.

indybev said...

When I want a refreshing blast of color, I always know which key to push....the one that takes me here. You never fail me!!

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG this is so colorful and brilliant.
Wonderful design. Stunning work.

Lumilyon said...

An blast of glorious colour in the morning - better than any coffee! Thanks again x

Giggles said...

Wonderful! I love that old history of people. When you look at an old persons face it's hard to beleive there was endless possibilities at one time!! That is around the corner .....eeks!! Brilliant colors....I love that pink one you did recently too... I didn't have time to comment, yet it took my breath away!

Big hugs Giggles

deepazartz said...

Beautiful warm colors! She does look fab here:)

Pls do chk out my post on IMT.
Have a nice day!

spindelmaker said...

Again, great colors! So intense, one would almost think you did go to Bali :-)

Katie White said...

Love it, and I want wings too so I can fly away when I want to.

Lori Saul said...

Very beautiful and powerful altered image. The colors are very lush and vibrant. A lovely tribute to your cousin!

penny patten said...

Great interpretation of Zoe. I'm sure she would love this. Nice work, so colorful.

*jean* said...

wow - this is fantastic....you have really evolved on this one....most excellent, alberta, most excellent....

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