Tuesday, 1 March 2011

THREE MUSES 92 - ANCESTORS


Bev has chosen Ancestors as her theme for this week at the Three Muses and that  reminded me of my three great aunts (on my Father's side) who lived in a rather large  house in the country.  They often spent their time in London society meeting eligible young bachelors at elegant balls and dinner parties.  They also hosted many country house weekends where they spent time with their guests shooting and hunting, or if the weather was inclement,  playing card games or games of hide and seek in the many rooms in the vast house.   Eliza and Ellen eventually settled down and married rich young husbands, but the third great aunt (whose name is never mentioned in polite society) married a different kind of man entirely and it is rumoured  she ran off and joined the circus!

Credit goes to Scrapidea, CAJoline and NumbBumm, whilst the aunts and the sculpture are in the public domain and the background is my own.

Thanks Bev for a great theme.

Thank you for looking.

17 comments:

Judy said...

I guess you were named after your 'third great aunt' Ann! Wonderful fun take on 'ancestors!'

indybev said...

This is a priceless illustration of the story of the three aunts! The two "grounded" aunts look properly indignant at the choice of their renegade sister! What fun!

Janine said...

This isn´t silly at all, it´s funny and I like it a lot.

Grannie Annie said...

I don't think this is silly Ann...I think it's a fantastic art deco piece and a wonderful story...don't you just love the ancestors that no one will speak of...they are always much more interesting the the rest of us!!

peggy gatto said...

Over the top with style!!!!!!!!!
would make a fabulous poster!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Terrific, Anne. Your image is lovely and your story interesting.

LiveArt said...

What a fabulous story Ann, and so wonderfully illustrated!! Love how your two grand aunts is looking up to the third one who did it her way :) Standing ovations from my corner!!
Hugs and smiles,
Linda

Yvonne said...

Fabulous, Ann! You do come up with the most interesting stories :)

Katie said...

This is excellent and I enjoyed the story so much!

Terri Kahrs said...

Loved the story AND this elegant piece! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic illustration on the interesting story of the three aunts.

RPL said...

I'm jealous of you, how cool is it to have Aunts like that! Your illustration creation is just perfect too:)


Paulette

Ozstuff said...

Somehow, I think the happiest aunt is Number 3!! I love how she floats in a Cirque du Surreal! Fabulous imagery and artwork. Ann. I love it.

Faye said...

Such a fun piece of art, Ann! It shows great creativity.

Jackie said...

FABULOUS! Don't you just love black sheep?!

Christine said...

This is wonderful, marvelous and delicious. Love your creation, your story and sense of humor.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your image so very refreshing and great story about your aunts. Marie