Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art--Phrenology


Whew, this was a challenging theme. Looked on Google Images and found this antique phrenology head, carved from wood circa 1900. This was probably during the heyday of the American phrenology craze.

Don't you love those big, sad eyes. I think she misses her hair...

The textures are my own, the alphabet is something I use often, the owl is from the Graphics Fairy.

Thanks for visiting

21 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS FELLOW! (Interesting you think it's a she) The eyes are so soulful, and the addition of the wise owl is a perfect touch! APPLAUSE for this one!

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  2. Great card. Love the background and the owl

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  3. Wow! This is very dramatic and beautiful too. I love the gold colouring and the layering through the head. He (or she) doesn't look very happy about it all. Love the owl . He is the perfect touch. Great artwork, Linda.

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  4. Really interesting image of a Phrenology head- brilliant collage Linda!

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  5. How incredibly gorgeous this one is!!! I love the whole design and it looks totally stunning.

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  6. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW - it's simply STUNNING!!!
    love waht you do arround this theme!!!

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  7. This is stunning Linda and the little owl is the perfect finishing touch being representative of wisdom. I love the colours of this too.

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  8. Wonderful!!Love the pattern on the face!

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  9. This is great, those eyes kind of creep me out though! Fantastic card.

    Cindy :)

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  10. Great brushes! I love your whole design very much!

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  11. Great piece, love the colours and the owl (think the eyes are scary!!!)

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  12. Lovely creation! Beautiful postcard - cheers!

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  13. Wowow what a great piece, beautiful!!

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  14. I just love this image and how you have used it!
    The colours used are so right for the age of the phren head too! Well done.

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