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Waisted Vessel by LauraTringaliHolmes Waisted Vessel by LauraTringaliHolmes
Inspired by a waisted ATC made by the inimitable hogret.
One of my first four ATCs, 3-1/2" x 2-1/2".

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offermoord Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Very nice with its´ simple but refined composition and textures , i could see it as a part of the ´two piece ´ exhibition , but there seems to be few pieces more 
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thank you. This is one of those pieces that, even a few years out, I still love. Usually I wind up disliking earlier work, and it's cool to have a piece that withstands my inner critic.
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CreoleFleur Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you kindly. :heart:
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isamon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Photographer
FEATURED! [link] :blowkiss:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
You are so kind! Thank you! :heart:
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DocSonian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
like the Matissian cutout feel
a fun piece
thanks for coming by and checking out "Cuba'
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iram Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
it's interesting to see the differences between collages made by men and women... yours are very feminine :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
I get dinged for that all the time, as feminine is often used as a euphemism for "sentimental" and somehow "less serious" than the masculine or abstract. But I am getting the impression that to you this is not a bad thing, so thanks! At heart I am a storyteller....
Thanks for the thought-provoking comment!
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iram Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
(laugh)... of course not "sentimental" or "less serious"... :) and I seldom use euphemism or politically correct tone... since my first language is not english, I do my best to pick up the most approximate words to describe my feelings, exact as much as it can be with my poor verbally means... :)
I have the feeling that we're both at the approximately same age, so after all these years, "feminine" for us must be a comfortable place (as much as it is complex) :) I know here (DA) women who does collages, and theirs are more "masculine"... I know, definition of "masculine" and "feminine" is needed, since time's changings and stigmas... but, as for you, I think what I really tried to say is, that you're not ashamed of being a woman... it shown in your works :)

as for storyteller - I'll learn to read you in time... I'm not so used with collage's language... it doesn't speak directly to me, you know, intuitively... I always thought it's like riddles, need to invest time and thought to decipher... I react more intuitively to abstracts and impressions...
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Ha! I hear you! Your intuitive reaction to abstract pieces is interesting--I tend to see them more intellectually than intuitively unless I can find a kernel of something to hang an emotion on. I've become comfortable with my world view over the years, and have succeeded in male-dominated fields (woodworking! lumbermaking!), and I'm past that now. Now is a time to embrace who I am and in so doing, to embrace the feminine animating spirit in others, in men as well as women, I hasten to add! I admire your use of English. Here in America, when I was growing up, there was such a nationalistic supremacy that it made learning a second language irrelevant! I wish I could speak all languages, and to that end, am beginning to study French, though in fact I have NO talent for language acquisition!
I have spent a lot of my life trying to be as good as the guys.
When I discovered collage, and realized I could harness my appreciation of line and form and color in a medium that could so directly express my thoughts, I stopped competing and simply...became.
Sorry to ramble!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
What a wonderful way to describe things Laura, you have a gift for words!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Hey, thanks. As long as words express what I mean to say, they are my good friends!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amen.
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iram Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
(smile) not rambling at all - I enjoy reading and getting to know you! :hug:
good luck with the french :thumbsup:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Merci
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tractern Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
This is cool- the subdued colours and the hand for head, representing for me the assumed practicality of Victorian women all come together really well for this historical satire. :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Glad you appreciate the underpinnings of this. It is a hard balance to maintain...between literal and abstract.
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tractern Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
The heart pin stabbing the woman is good, too- it is crazy how Victorian women viewed love, how they were taught to attract a male and how much it backfired on them...

Yeah, I never thought about it like that- collage such as this are complex works! :nod:

I don't know if you are already aware of him, but here's another great collage artist: [link]
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Oh my goodness, I love Steve's work, and I am a particular fan of his Silhouette Guy! Glad you like this piece. The head of a woman has, throughout history, been underestimated.
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tractern Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Yeah, Steve is awesome, no doubt about it! :D

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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
okay, this is cool. i love the colours you've chosen.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Thanks, I was just starting to spatter, and that iris color remains one of my favorites.
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zutoph507 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
It's like a 50's pin up with a victorian twist. i love it. :heart:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thank you...that is kind of how I was feeling at the time!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the colours and the composition! The concept is quite intriguing indeed, especially with the glove there. :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Thanks so much! I couldn't resist the glove waving, or perhaps signaling for help? I mean...where do all the inner organs GO when one is this sort of hourglass womanhood?????
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o

Yeah, quite true. I guess they all squash up somewhere. >.>
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
I absolutely adore this one - can I book it for a trade?
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Absolutely...honored! Do I then pick one of yours and we mail them to each other? This is so very cool....
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Indeed we do. So you get to pick one now, and reserve "Waisted" for me!

I'll be posting s'more over the next few days (some are sitting in my resin "kiln" trying to get the resin finish to set, but it's freezing cold so it's taking longer than it should).
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Awesome! I am really liking this, and Waisted is definitely for you, now out of the game. About the resin thing, am I supposed to apply some sort of protective finish to the cards? I haven't been, but easily could, if I knew what to do.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Resin (or any other finish) not at all necessary - I just like using it for different effects. Sometimes I coat the whole card, sometimes just a section of it - gives a dense, glassy effect. There a link to a tutorial on the ATCfanatics page if you're interested in trying it out. Warning - it's addictive!
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