Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Three Muses Challenge 21 - Long Ago and Far Away

It's my turn to host the Three Muses Challenge this week and I have chosen Long Ago and Far Away.

Thinking of LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY I was reminded of Mabel's childhood. Her father Eustace, a very 'colourful' character went to great lengths to merge into the crowd for several hours of drinking and gambling, but Mabel's mother Gertie, a very determined lady, would grab that old shotgun, and with Daisy, Doris and Mabel in tow would search out the old rascal and show him the way home. Ah such fond memories of Sunday afternoon family entertainment.

Credit to Tammara at Pixel Music and Nicole Young for the elements used, and of course, Mabel is part of the family.

Thanks for looking.

20 comments:

Ozstuff said...

I can barely type this comment because I can't stop chuckling! Ann, your recent holiday has brought you back to us, more outrageous than ever, more entertaining, more wickedly funny. No wonder Mabel grew up to be an independent woman.
Fantastic.

"MOI" Freubel said...

Love reading the story Ann !
whahaaaa. Goooo Gertie LOL
*****
Nice to see you back my friend !!

Judy said...

Fun story, loved it, Ann, great piece, hope you had a fantastic holiday!

Lori Saul said...

Fresh from your vaction and spunky it seems - what a delightful, humorous and brilliant collage Ann- wonderful fun !

House of Hullabaloo said...

Your art is always so original! I love it!

AliMayes said...

Great family resemblance there for sure! And did Eustace get home with his scruples intact?

Eila A said...

What a fantastic collage - and a great story, which is funny and tragic at the same time (depending on the point of view)! You have illustrated this story in a fabulous way!

Femmy said...

fantastic collage Ann! love the story!

Yvonne said...

Fantastic piece, Taluula!

Faye said...

Wow, what a story to go along with the wonderful art, Ann! It took me a second or two to realize that this WAS a story and not someone from history that I had never heard of. You are wildly creative!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love this!
Great colors too!
Sandra Evertson

Martina2801 said...

Ann, this piece is just so stunning! Amazing interpretation of the theme.

Janine said...

Thank you so much for your warm welcome.
I´m looking foreward to join more of your challenges
Janine

Meikoningin said...

This is such an inspiring piece, just LOVE it :) Gorgeous use of colour :D

Astrid Maclean said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Your story is wonderful and surely could be turned into a full blown novel.. Great art and a wonderful theme. Hope you had a fantastic holiday:o)

peppapig said...

LOL Ann,this is just wonderful,I love your Aunt Mabel pics and the story is brilliant!!

Diana Evans said...

What a wonderful story!!! and wonderful piece!!!

*jean* said...

wonderful!! love this!!

LiveArt said...

This is just brilliant fun!! what a brilliant story and wonderful creation!! Love it! Hope you had a super holiday!!

Linda

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your sample for this week's theme is wonderful Ann!