Today I'm showing another of my collages using vintage book covers from unloved garage sale books. This one features a photo by Julia Margaret Cameron, a British photographer whose career was only 11 years long, from 1864-1875.
She was given a camera at the age of 48 by her daughter.
Her style fitted in with pre-Raphaelite artists, and she approached photography as an art form, often dressing up her subjects as historical characters. Her images were dreamy and ethereal.
|Lace Collage by Lace Age Girl|
I used dried flowers and leaves, a dried fern, lace daisies and a rose I made from cheesecloth dyed with avocados, and a fine scrap of old lace.
I love Julia Cameron's work. I have a large framed print of this picture in my front entry.
Over the Summer I collected and dried some hydrangeas. Their papery texture and various colours are gorgeous.
Old suitcases - one of my favourite storage displays - but it's so hard to remember what's in each case! I will do some labels for them, I think...
I'll leave you with a quote from Julia Margaret Cameron which I've put on a collage of some of her photos... such an inspiration!
There is a wonderful essay about Julia Margaret Cameron's life by Malcolm Daniel, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can find it at
I'm heading over to Wen's blog at Apple Apricot to see what other neutral beauty is on display there.
Please join us there for Simply Neutral Tuesday # 40...