Tuesday, May 25, 2010

cards

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A deck of cards is built

like the purest of hierarchies,

with every card a master

to those below it,

a lackey to those above it.


Ely Culbertson

More on this theme @

The Three Muses

35 comments:

Ozstuff said...

This is superb! It has the Wow factor in large doses. I love its impact and its creativity and the quote is perfect (and so true).

Great artwork. Thanks so much for participating in our anniversary challenge.

indybev said...

Brilliant! I love all the detail it offers, and the quote is great. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, and we hope to see you again and again!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful art and words- your work is always innovative and meaningful!

Judy said...

Fascinating work of art, very creative take on the theme!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous !!

Lynifyni said...

Awesome artwork! Wow, this piece just grabs ya! LynnF

Sandy said...

OMG your work is absolutely brilliant.
Stunning cards.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

Rein said...

Wonderful creation!

johanna said...

GREAT!!!

Taluula said...

Superb and fascinating art and such a thought provoking quote and so true. Brilliant take on the challenge.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M.,
Nice graphics,
Nice sounds,
Nice Quote,
and thanks, for the link too!
DeeDee ;-D

Nicecrane Designs said...

so creative, so different, I love it

Merle Sneed said...

Wow, a walk down memory lane! that voice sounds the same as it did 50 years ago. Thanks!

Saskia said...

Wow, great design, lovely subtle colouring.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Great cards! Such a great read in 'Business' multiples. -J

Jackie said...

Great piece; I love the subtle colours and all the detail.

Coffee Messiah said...

Thanks ya'll 4 the encouragement.

And Merle, we may be the only ones who remember or know who he was ; )

layers said...

interesting concept- and play on words- never thought of a deck of cards in that way

Seth said...

What a great set of cards...and a wonderful quote to match.

Sam Juliano said...

Yes, this is truly a fantastic post Michael. The entire idsea of the cards and the rankings, (hierarchies) the splendid art work, and the broaching of class. I love that 'Three Muses' blogsite, and thought Glen Yarbrough's folk ditty was eengaging. I remember him mostly for his big hit "Baby the Rain Must Fall."

This was really a fun post, and further example of why this place is such an oasis of creativity!

David G. said...

Ah, Coffee, you've done it again. You must have a deep well of creativity within you and for that we're all happy.

You still get my vote to run the world.

Cheers.

Coffee Messiah said...

layers: I need to play with this more.

seth: Thanks so much for stopping by!

sam: For some reason, my take on it all made sense, 2 me anyway.

david: Hey Thanks, except 4 the World thing ; (

CFCPBA said...

Hi! Thank you very much for your visit!

Greetings from Clemente Padin Fans Club

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Mississippi river buttons, a treasure indeed! Perhaps sewn along the spine...? Thanks for visiting. Great cards, great graphics and great quote!

Skybridge Studios said...

You just keep getting better!

California Girl said...

I kinda knew it wasn't Frankie Laine singing altho' that's who I was thinking until I double checked the widget and saw the name. they don't really sound alike do they...Glenn & Frankie? :)

Coffee Messiah said...

clemente: Thanks 4 stopping by and glad to see you're still creating!

bsds: Thank You.

skybridge: Do you really think so? I'm never quite sure.

cg: Two really different styles, but Glenn was pretty good anyway.

Megan said...

How marvelous! I snuck over to the Muses. I will visit there again.

Well done, CM!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous creation. Love the quote!

Coffee Messiah said...

megan: Hey, Thanks.

gaby: Thanks and 4 stopping by.

lettuce said...

ha. the way education is going in the UK, it doesn't seem to have much at all to do with well-being....

i like the cards - would like to see and handle in "real" life

Diane said...

Hi, wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your entry, both the work and the concept. Very well done!

Coffee Messiah said...

lettuce: Thanks

diane: Thanks for stopping by

Tusia said...

Wonderful creation!