First Night Design | Day at the Exhibition (What! No Heffalumps?)

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What! No elephants?

Visitors who read yesterday’s post will know this piece started out with elephants. After adding textures from 2 Lil’ Owls, I played around for some while adding and deleting various elements until despair set in. Okay, I’m exaggerating but my patience ran out when I couldn’t create what I  envisaged. I was still looking through my archives for other elements that might help realise my vision when I came across this vintage postcard of the entrance to the British Textile Pavilion at the Franco-British Exhibition in area of London that is now known as White City in 1908. It was held to celebrate the Entente Cordiale signed in 1904 by the United Kingdom and France. I put it in the frame with the idea that I would make it a smaller, collage-like element.


But…as soon as I saw what the Pavilion looked like with this 2 Lil’ Owls texture, I deleted the elephants.

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Day at the Exhibition was on its way. After some adjustments, it was ready.

I leave you with a couple of limericks that were penned to advertise the event that I discovered on the Exhibition’s entry at Wikipedia.

A maiden of coy disposition,
Met her fate at the Bush Exhibition,
When his great love he told her,
Placed her head on his shoulder,
And enjoyed the happier position.
In an Anglo-French section one night,
A Youth met a Maiden, gay and bright,
But her idea of pleasure,
Was of such boundless measure,
He left with heart heavy – purse light.

Take care and keep laughing!


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