Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh, Mary.....

Heats book theme is "Mary Mary Quite Contrary" . This is the last spread that I'm doing in the current "Color me Silly" Round Robin. I'll show my finished book as soon as I bind it (for this RR we sent individual pages).
This page was one of those pieces that you work on, painting and collaging and then all of a sudden, it's dull and muddy. It has at least 4 layers of paint and 3 of paper.
I found so many different versions of this rhyme. When I think of Mary Mary, I always think of Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden (one of my favourite books). But in that book -- it never mentioned the maids in a row -- it said "marigolds".

13 comments:

dogfaeriex5 said...

very very nice!!xo

Joanne Huffman said...

Very cool page. I really love all the maids in a row.

Joanne

lori said...

These are lovely, very nicely done!
xx

Lisa Cook said...

These pages are absolutely charming! I am going to have to do a little more exploration of your blog as well. I like your style! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. We vintage gals gotta stick together.

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

What beautiful pieces, Martha, and what a lovely blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Hope you'll visit again!

Paula
http://paulasserendipity.blogspot.com

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Sandy Michelle said...

As usual you did a wonderful job! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog :)

Sand

Maija said...

I love this page!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful pages Martha

grrl+dog said...

I wonder what the origins of that rhyme are?

jet1960 said...

I've enjoyed looking at your lovely work on your blog since visiting for the OWOH event. Really beautiful stuff you do!

Oh, yes, my youngest dd is in her last semester of college, going to be an elementary teacher. Right now she is student-teaching with kindergarten ages. I thought of her when reading of your projects with your children. She likes to incorporate art into learning and I see you do, too.

Jill

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love your spread!! It is just as wonderfulas all of your work!
Might you be up for a personal swap??? i will e-mail you!!
Huggs!
elizabeth