Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Three Muses Challenge - Numbers


This week for the Three Muses Challenge the theme is numbers. I have been working on a bunch of digital backgrounds and numbers was one of them. I tweaked this one a bit and added the school and the lovely Math teacher. Women like this taught future engineers who designed our road and bridge systems, along with some of those first skyscrapers. Amazing. This challenge was really a treat to work on. I can't wait to see everyone's interpretation of this theme.

26 comments:

Sandy said...

FANTASTIC !!!
What a great piece. Love the design.

indybev said...

I'm with you, Elizabeth, eager to see what everyone else does. This is gorgeous. I love your background with its vivid colors, and I love your little schoolmarm. She looks so prim and proper! Nicely done.

Lori Saul said...

This is a gorgeous background Elizabeth - wonderful digital work and I so love your nostalgic math teacher- excellent composition!

Judy said...

Brilliant background, Elizabeth, the image is so 'Maths teacher' & so prim & proper!! Great piece!

AliMayes said...

This is amazing Elizabeth and you have created the perfect background for your lovely teacher - I should imagine all the boys in her class were a little in love with her!

Willy said...

Great piece, Elizabeth! Wonderful background.

Limar said...

Beautiful color, love your piece :)

LW said...

Wonderful artwork…
A great mix of new and old…

My husband’s grandfather was a civil engineer who worked
on the subway system of NYC around 1900. I can’t imagine that city without it…

Louise

Ozstuff said...

Wow! The background is so dramatic with its intense colours and the grungy framework and numbers. I love your dainty schoolmarm and she looks comfortable in her new setting. Beautiful work.

Hermine said...

Fantastic, very strong design

Terri Kahrs said...

Isn't it interesting that although women taught the men who built and designed our bridges, cities, etc., it was mostly women who taught them with no thought of adulation or praise. Remarkable!

Your background is absolutely wonderful, Eliazabeth. So vivid and bold behind this sweet, unassuming teacher. Fabulous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Hannastiina said...

great collage, i love the colourful background

terri d. said...

your background is magnificent! and the teacher stands out so beautifully with it as the background! Bravo!!

Bea said...

Isn't she wonderful? Love her face, her dress and of course, the background. :)Bea

Her Art Nest said...

Love the rich colors, and the school marm is awesome! Thanks for dropping by today. I appreciate your comments. Hugs, Nan

Martina2801 said...

Love the colors and image you used for this piece, Elizabeth! Beautiful work!

Hella said...

Nice digital background.
Lovely lady ;-)

Diana Evans said...

great work!!! and great to find your blog....

"MOI" Freubel said...

It's obvious to see how many work that your background was Elizbeth !
WELL DONE and very clever !
And i like your interpretation of your thoughts behind this piece !
Thanks for sharing !

vintage wil said...

Gorgeous work!!

Jan Larson said...

This is fantastic! Great piece of art!!

peggy gatto said...

This is striking!!!!
Honestly, the combination of color and image is glorious!!

Lynifyni said...

Elizabeth, your art is stunning! I love the colors and the image! LynnF

Alberta said...

As a teacher myself, I LOVE this entry. That background is just fantastic,

Eila A said...

Your number collage is absolutely georgous! And so is the Autumn Numbers, which I saw now, too. The abstract designs look great, and the brisk colours fit them well. - And you are so right in what you say about the teachers, past and present, we can never overestimate their influence and importance!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous colors you've used here - the background compliments the vintage image beautifully.