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Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook May 22, 2012, 3:16 pm

Love this one!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 4:12 pm

Thanks, Carol–have a great WW!

posh--linky May 22, 2012, 3:20 pm

Happy WW!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 4:11 pm

Have a great WW!

Grandma Betty May 22, 2012, 3:23 pm

Steampunk? Victorian? Very interesting! Finally got my website, wwwhomespunalley.com, up and running! My blog in now on my website. I invite everyone to check it out and thanks for the connection! Blessings to all.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 4:08 pm

Thanks for your visit and comment. I think that, for a long time, my work has been running in a track parallel to the interests of Victorian and steampunk enthusiasts. If you know any such, please let them know about Art of RetroCollage! Have a great WW.

kristi May 22, 2012, 3:24 pm

I have tried for several weeks to link up with you. Where is says “You’re Next” should be a link but I can never link up. Not sure if I am missing something. Just wanted you to know.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 3:45 pm

Thanks for letting us know, Kristi–we really appreciate it! The problem appears to originate with Blenza, in the linky itself. We’re working to address it now, and hope to fix it soon.

blogger broadcast May 22, 2012, 3:27 pm

Being first feels great doesn’t it? Interesting interpretion between the instruments.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 3:58 pm

It is nice, thanks…it’s one of the few times it’s ever happened to me! Thanks also for your thoughtful comment.

bethere2day **LINKY** May 22, 2012, 3:27 pm

Very imaginative …fab 🙂

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 3:49 pm

Thanks, Steve!

HansHB May 22, 2012, 3:43 pm

Great post, – smiling!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 3:55 pm

Thanks, Hans! Your photographs are lovely.

Brilliant Yellow w/LINKY May 22, 2012, 3:46 pm

That is so creative!! I love seeing your WW posts every week 🙂

Brandi
http://www.yeewittlethings.blogspot.ca

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 3:53 pm

Thanks, Brandi–your photo this week is really beautiful. Happy WW!

CREATE WITH JOY w LINKY May 22, 2012, 3:54 pm

Awesome art as usual!

Adding to Kristi’s comments: I also get error messages with the Bienza linky on your site – I never know if my links go through! The Inlikz service that I use offers FREE linking for non-photo links if you ever want to try an alternative! 🙂

Have a fabulous week!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 7:00 pm

Thanks for letting us know…we hope the Blenza people can help us solve our difficulties with their system soon. And thanks for your kind comment–we hope you have a great week also!

David May 22, 2012, 4:05 pm
Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 4:15 pm

Thanks, David.

Stars, w/Linky! May 22, 2012, 4:14 pm

Nice!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 7:02 pm

Thanks, Mitch!

aquariann May 22, 2012, 4:15 pm

Vibrantly fascinating, as always! Have a happy WW. 😀

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 7:03 pm

Have a great WW, Aquariann, and thanks for your kind comment!

Jottings From Jersey May 22, 2012, 4:25 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 7:06 pm

Thanks for your visit, Antonette!

momto8blog May 22, 2012, 4:45 pm

interesting !!
happy WW!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 7:07 pm

Happy WW, and thanks for your comment!

alissa apel May 22, 2012, 4:49 pm

I just love that corset!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:57 pm

The corsets of yesteryear were pretty classy. Thanks for your comment, Alissa!

Misha May 22, 2012, 4:50 pm

Very creative image! Happy WW.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:55 pm

Happy WW, Misha, and thanks! Glad you like it.

Catch My Words May 22, 2012, 5:08 pm

Very cool.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:53 pm

Thanks, Joyce!

Danielle @ Royalegacy with LInky May 22, 2012, 5:12 pm

Always something creative here. Thanks for sharing.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:45 pm

Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment!

Sukhmandir Kaur May 22, 2012, 5:29 pm

Very interesting components, trying to figure out what they all are…

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:44 pm

Thanks. I’m happy to give a partial explanation. On the “man’s” shoulder and chest are two types of distillation apparatus: a carboy for fractional distillation and a glass retort, respectively. On the “woman’s” shoulder is a Florence flask mounted on a stand, above a gas flame; projecting from her abdomen is a physics demonstration that liquids in connected tubes rise to the same level under the same atmospheric pressure.

Celebrate Woman May 22, 2012, 5:32 pm

Cool!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:52 pm

Thanks!

Pool (linky) May 22, 2012, 5:35 pm

Happy WW!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:50 pm

Happy WW!

LifeRamblings May 22, 2012, 5:38 pm

that is brilliant and creative.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:18 pm

Thanks very much! I appreciate your kind comment.

Tots and Me w/linky May 22, 2012, 5:38 pm

Very creative.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:12 pm

Thanks for your visit and your comment–have a great WW!

EdT. May 22, 2012, 5:54 pm

The man looks like he has the ancestor to a chip on his shoulder…

Happy WW!
~EdT.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:11 pm

He very well might….thanks for your comment, and I hope you have a happy WW!

Mimi May 22, 2012, 6:32 pm

Very creative. =)

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 6:50 pm

Thanks, Mimi!

Peep Peep {Linky!} May 22, 2012, 7:07 pm

Wow I think the brides choice in clothing is a bit to colorful!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 7:18 pm

I think so too, Paula! 😀 Thanks for your visit and comment!

My Thoughts w/Linky May 22, 2012, 7:24 pm

Happy WW!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:36 am

Thanks! I hope you had a great WW as well.

Because I'm the Mommy ***LINKY*** May 22, 2012, 7:30 pm

Thanks for linking up with me. I’ve enjoyed clicking around on your site!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 8:41 pm

Thanks very much–I’m glad you like it!

HarmonicMama w/ Linky May 22, 2012, 7:58 pm

Nice.

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 8:42 pm

Thanks for your visit and comment!

juiceboxtoday May 22, 2012, 8:22 pm

visiting you here from WW; ..:)

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:36 am

Thanks for visiting!

Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy May 22, 2012, 8:45 pm

very cool

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 9:31 pm

Thanks, Lisa–happy WW!

Teresa from NanaHood May 22, 2012, 8:53 pm

Wow! What a unique picture/post! Thanks for the link up!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 9:30 pm

Thanks for your visit and your comment, Teresa!

Hardly a Housewife LINKY May 22, 2012, 8:54 pm

Very cool! Love seeing your work every week, although I only just now figured out how to add my link to your linky!

Eric Edelman May 22, 2012, 9:28 pm

Thanks very much for your kind words! I’m glad that you’ve been able to link to us; some people have reported trouble in linking up.

Theresa May 22, 2012, 10:09 pm

I love the corset too! I always look forward to your WW posts. They are just so creative and colorful!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:06 am

Thanks very much, Theresa! I’m happy that you enjoy them.

jessica @peekababy May 22, 2012, 10:59 pm

Distillation, corsets and rainbows…an interesting combination!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:04 am

Always! Thanks for your comment, Jessica!

Icar May 23, 2012, 12:14 am

indeed colorful!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:47 am

Thank you, Icar!

Robin from Israel May 23, 2012, 4:00 am

Love all the vibrant colors!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:35 am

Thanks, Robin! Working with colors is a real joy for me.

Daryl - My Eyes May 23, 2012, 4:45 am

That is a very clever and imaginative collage… thanks for the reminder and thanks for hosting!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:35 am

Thank you for your visit and kind comment!

Sara May 23, 2012, 4:46 am

What an interesting picture! Thanks for hosting the WW this week :).

My Wordless Wednesday comes in two parts, so please make sure that you check both of the posts 😉

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:21 pm

Thanks for your visit and your comment, Sara!

NCSue May 23, 2012, 5:02 am

You are so creative!!!!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:33 am

Thank you so much!

Daryl May 23, 2012, 6:27 am

trying again to enter … earlier I got error messages ..

thanks for inviting me and thanks for hosting!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:18 pm

You’re quite welcome.Thank you!

Daryl - My Eyes May 23, 2012, 6:29 am

still getting odd error messages but I am trusting that its working .. happy WW!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:17 pm

It is, Daryl. We’re still working on fixing it. Thanks for your comment and your patience.

Daryl May 23, 2012, 6:31 am

thanks for inviting me and thanks for hosting!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:24 am

You’re very welcome~it was my pleasure!

Grandma's Secrets to Savings May 23, 2012, 7:20 am

Thanks for the linky

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:17 pm

You’re welcome!

Helen @ Random Bits May 23, 2012, 7:33 am

Love the corset top in this one. The rainbow is such a contrast to the staid suit.

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 12:00 pm

Thanks, Helen. Yes, I’m noticing the difference more after having made the piece, even though I’d intended the contrast.

Pearlsa May 23, 2012, 9:26 am

Awesome!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 11:55 am

Thanks, Pearlsa!

The BOAT w/LINKY May 23, 2012, 9:45 am

Neat, thanks for sharing!

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 11:55 am

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

The GIPSY in the PARLOUR May 23, 2012, 10:10 am

So nice to pop in & see your awesome creations each week!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!! The day is almost half over & I nearly didn’t make it…..so glad I did 😉

“Wordless Wednesday: Arsenic And … ”

http://www.thegipsyintheparlour.com/2012/05/arsenic-and.html

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 10:46 am

Thanks so much for your kind comment! Don’t worry: half a day left for WW is still a lot; have a great one!

Vicky May 23, 2012, 10:31 am

Love the colors! It’s my first WW – how do you get the list of all the people who commented? Is it a widget? I’m not familiar with a lot of this 🙂

Eric Edelman May 23, 2012, 10:42 am

Thanks very much, Vicky! The comments are public, and get published after we approve them. Most people use the “Comment luv” system, which puts live links in their comments. You can click on these to go to their pages.

Simply Delicious May 23, 2012, 12:44 pm

Nice work!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:19 am

Thanks! I’m glad that you enjoyed it.

Marina at My Busy Children May 23, 2012, 1:43 pm

very artistic!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:18 am

Thanks, Marina!

Verena May 23, 2012, 2:30 pm

Eric, your Collage is very original! What a great idea! Well done!
Have a wonderful day!
Viele Grüße,
Verena

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:17 am

Vielen Dank, Verena! Ich bin sehr froh, dass Sie dieses Bild genossen. Ich hoffe, der Rest der Woche Ihnen gefällt.

Herzliche Grüße,

Eric

Jeshurun May 23, 2012, 5:31 pm

I often wonder exactly what you’re thinking, when you create all of these interesting collages? I know the thoughts they inspire within me… but, I must continually wonder, how close are they to your own. Of course, I can never truly know. However, you always provoke thought… and, that, is indeed a good thing!

Eric Edelman May 24, 2012, 3:04 am

Thanks for your kind comment. Actually, my working method does not involve a lot of conscious thought in the very beginning. I have a belief that images from our past derive a kind of power from what I call the “cultural collective unconscious” (a common cultural inheritance unsuspected by most people), and possess a kind of spiritual and aesthetic life of their own.

Accordingly, at the start, I usually prefer to let my eyes range through the stock of public domain wood-engravings (and lately, some 19th-century photographs) that I’ve been collecting and digitizing for the past twenty-five years. During this phase, I work to stay receptive to what the images want to tell me: which of them ask to be combined together, and how. The answers I receive determine the composition and color of the resulting collages. If I can, I avoid rushing to judge how a collage is progressing, or imposing my own preconceived notions upon the emerging picture. This process can take a long time.

As a collage nears completion, its theme usually starts to emerge, and I begin to think of it in deliberately conscious terms. Most often this is also the point at which the title suggests itself to me, and I begin writing a statement to accompany and “speak” about the collage.

There are exceptions to this work pattern, and occasionally I start out with a pre-planned composition. But mostly, I allow the images to guide me. Thanks again for your kind interest!

Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom May 24, 2012, 8:46 pm

This is quite interesting. You use of the bright colour spectrum in contrast with the dark colour variations is intriguing.

Eric Edelman May 25, 2012, 12:35 pm

Thanks very much! I’m glad that the picture communicated the contrast so well.

Samantha @ KreativeKaring May 29, 2012, 3:02 am

this is fabulous work!
Thanks for linking up for WW!
-Samantha
KreativeKaring.com

Eric Edelman May 29, 2012, 3:27 pm

Thanks very much, Samantha!

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