Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Little Less Conversation

If you have visited my blog regularly you will know that my Birthday
Aug 16th is also the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley
who died on my 17th birthday back in 1977.
I was a fan back then and have continued to be so since then.
Since I started scrapbooking every year for my birthday ive made
a page to mark our shared date.
This is my page for this year.
I used some images from an art magazine and some rubber stamped images of my own to create my layout.

American Pop Art maestro Peter Mars has released a stunning portfolio
of four limited addition prints to mark what would have been the 75th birthday (Jan 8th)
of the King of Rock n Roll.

These were created in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises, the aptly
named 'Elvis 75' collection has an equally fitting issue of just 75 hand signed prints each filled with phrases from Presleys 'A Little Less Conversation' song.

The prints exude Mars hallmark punchy Pop Art style mixed with a compelling Warhol
undertone and epitomise his endless facination with Elvis. He is a huge fan of his music.

His work caught the eye of Pricilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises and he
was granted unparalleled access to a vast collection of Elvis photographs known and loved by the public as well as many from the private archives, having access to over 60,000 images of Elvis from Gracelands.

On Tuesday I will as usual , be sat at my tv from 5 am and I will still be there at 5am on wednesday morning. A full 24 hours of watching Elvis films and concerts, the champagne is chilling already. Its been a bit of a ritual for years now and I cant think of a better way to spend my birthday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog as always its much appriciated.


Neet said...

What a wonderful tribute and one which you follow through every year. This will be some keepsake for years to come. Well done you! (and Happy Birthday when it comes)
Hugs, Neet x

Sandra's Spot said...

I think this is great tribute, like you I am an Elvis fan always have been. I was on my honeymoon when I heard the news. So I always remember. Its a lovely page. Oh and Happy Birthday. XX

The Scrapbook Garden said...

Happy Birthday for next week. Love the layout too! Ann x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaqi. Wonderful tribute. Fab layout. Have a great birthday.
Regards Florence x

This is brilliant , i love it !