Once again, I'm talking about the never ending decoration of our master bedroom. Sorry people, I spend 1/3 of my life in here, I want it to be good!
So I've been working on some artwork over the bed. As you might have guessed from my London trip, I have a strong attraction to the period of history around world war II. Not so much the war part but how regular people survived in such times. Well lucky me, I stumbled upon the Time Life photo galleries one day. Too much wasted time surfing their photo collection later, I had found some real beauties by famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. His most famous shot was probably this one:
But good old Alfred captured far more striking kiss images than I ever realized. Here are a few more:
Is there anything more passionate (but also deeply dark) about these images? Who knows what happened to these couples but it certainly strikes a cord with me.
So you're wondering why I'm going on on and on about these photos from 50+ years ago? Well, I just thought they were perfect for the bedroom. Straight photos are always lovely but I figured I'd try a little mixed media collage for a triptych of images over the bed. I threw in some period ephemera and clipart and this came out the other end with the plan to have them printed on gallery wrapped canvases.
On the screen, I'm happy with how they came out. But I'm thinking they might be a bit too busy to go over the bed. I did a little mockup.
Maybe all three is too much? I could have one or two printed up and use in another spot. Of course that means back to square one about what to hang over the bed...but that's okay. Or maybe I'm being too critical and I should just forge ahead as planned. I haven't ordered anything so feel free to be honest.