Friday, January 25, 2008

The Blog Heard 'Round the World

Okay, well France is around the world, right? A Flickr observer messaged me in French to ask if he/she could put my Mona Lisa card above on her blog. So, naturally, I was delighted and was able to suss out what was being asked, and peck out a passable "tres bien, merci." So, a little college French finally pays off after how many years?
Turns out the blog is dedicated to Mona-philes who alter art with the famed one's face. A quick visit to will turn up Mona in The Scream, The Kiss, cross-eyed, well-endowed, smoking, biker chick and much more.
My card even got a couple of comments, which I had to resort to Google translate. Apparently, one reader thought Mona looked a little sad for a greeting card. Apparently, some people believe Mona can have different expressions- what a concept!
In any event, Mona also has her US followers, with a Flickr group dedicated to "jocondophiles" as well. A trip to, to which I already belonged, will give you Mona as E.T. (my new fave), Mona as Robocop and Mona as a Bond girl. The group's current contest is to place Mona squarely in the middle of Mardi Gras. This happens to work well for me, since I am hostessing a fat book page swap for Chubbyville in February with the Mardi Gras theme. So Mona will get a workout. Hmmmm....Mona in Flashdance....yet another idea. Poor girl! Was she smiling or smirking?
By the way, my card was made by stamping a Tim Holtz image of Mona onto a transparency and affixing that with brads to a piece of background paper with another piece of paper with the word "create" and typewriter key stickers to spell "art." Merci beaucoup.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

How fun, and good for you that you could answer in French! Half the time when someone in France emails me, I have to cheat and use the translator to just read their email.
Love the Mona Lisa's!
xo Lidy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderfully fun thing! And that you could actually figure out what they wanted!

I just discovered your blog... come visit me when you have time

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Gina,
Me No I don't know Gail, what is her website address? I will check her out. I have added you to my fav blog links and would love it if you added me to yours!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi! I found Gails site. She is in Tenn...I am in NC...she has lovely things. I found your blog thru Lidy at French Garden House.

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