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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Collage Obsession . . 22 September 2013 . . County Fair

The first Los Angeles County Fair was held on October 17, 1922. It ran for five days through October 21, 1922, in a former beet field in Pomona, California. Admission was 50 cents, and about 50,000 people attended. The L.A. County Fair turned 90 years old in 2012.  It began in a beet and barley field in 1922. And now, the 487-acre Fair greets around 1.5 million a year.

My father and mother went to the opening fair. Of course, I was not yet born, so I wasn't with them. The only photo that I have of their visit to the fair is the photo of the four pigs. The photo was in rather poor condition and required quite a bit of restoration work on my part to get it this good. And why did they only put a picture of pigs in the photo album?

The other two black & white images are from the early years of the Fair. The color photo for the background is from the current year Fair. The frame in which I placed the collage is from a framed photo that my mother brought from Finland when she came to the United States in 1914.

That's all for now.

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linda said...

Nice page, Earl. I love those great big piggies!
Thanks for joining us ythis week.

Jez said...

County Fairs and State Fairs seem to be such a big thing in the USA. Here in the UK we don't really have an equivalent. Some counties have traditional Agricultural Shows, and I remember being taken to the Royal Lancashire Show by one of the workers from the farm next door. These were strictly agricultural in the 1950s, but now include many unrelated sales booths, and they are slowly dying out - financial losses because of bad weather being one of the causes.
It's interesting to have a mystery photo in your family album - did their pigs win a prize, or did they wish they could afford pigs like that. I like your montage, and the fact that you have an old frame of your mothers from Finland - your family stories are always as interesting as your artworks.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Fabulous work, Earl!

Diane said...

Neat! The pig picture is nice. Funny the things that survive, isn't it?

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