Thursday, January 27, 2011

In 1998 I made what I call "The Mushroom Gatherers" , two young elves ,who were in love sitting on a bench in the woods.



 Many, many years later a friend emailed us a photograph that he had come across while checking out a site called "Upstage". Upstage was a coffee house in Asbury Park in the 60'  that all the up and coming musicians played in, including my husband Michael. So about 3 or 4 years ago we get to see a picture of the two of us on our second date, very cool. It was a real surprise to see after all this time.

Now, what I would like to point out is how similar the photo and the two elves look. From the color of what I am wearing, my flower shirt, the girl elf is wearing floral tights . Michael is wearing his buck skin jacket( very hip for the times) the boy elf has a buck skin hat and you can't see in the picture but he has a leather vest on. Even how I made the elf's hand around the girls waist, you would of thought that I had copied from the picture. Just have to wonder...

6 comments:

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

MaryLou ... love your work and love you my friend .. in some crazy way we create from some hidden memory we hold close to our hearts . peace and love Hippy Girl .see you soon

Colleen said...

Mary Louisa....it is absolutely that moment in time that you went back to (I CAN see it!)......I think the picture is a "nudge" to show you what a powerful creator you really are!

Erla Erlingsdóttir said...

Wonderful Mary Louisa.
What a treasure.
I think about you often and send you my best wishes.
xxx Erla

janice a/k/a earthloczwoman said...

Happy to see you posting your wonderful art. Love you much! Hope to see you soon.

Susan Osborne said...

That is quite incredible. It must have been in your memory, and bubbled up in your artwork!

rockandracehorses said...

What a striking similarity! Love the photo and the dolls :^)