|Abduction From The Seraglio, mixed media journal page|
Hope this isn't too obscure. It's based on a once famous opera about a lovely and betrothed Anglo miss who was kidnapped and conscripted for harem duty. Her Anglo fiancee of course kidnaps her back so they can proceed with the whole Man & Wife life plan. My little summary doesn't do justice here but those are the pertinent facts.
Seraglio means harem in case you haven't looked it up on your smartphone already. If you don't know what harems are about/for...open your mind and read. Surprise your friends.
Anyhoo, this piece started off with a lovely photo from an old, old falling apart book about operas plots and what not. I think what attracted me was the exotic word of 'seraglio'. It seemed natural to paste it onto a page of sheet music, go to town with this delicious shade of pink-y coral-y paint, and then avail myself of feminine touches like silky fabrics, lace, paper doilies, beads, and embroidery. Then my snarky mind took over and cut out letters like a ransom note just to make clear that I recognize chattel when I see it.
For the present this hasn't been listed in my shops but can be made available. It is approximately 6" x 8" and will display well in an 8 x10 frame. You are invited to view my offerings at: