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FEATURED: “Feminine Intent,” 18 February 2013
FEATURED: “Abstract/Surreal Art,” 26 February 2013
FEATURED: “Artists Universe,” 3 July 2013

~ paper collage, digital tint.

“Golden Handcuffs”
is a term often used in reference to a situation in which a generous salary is used to keep an important employee from looking for a more desirable but less certain position.

It is used by artists or entertainers as slang for a job that pays the bills, at which one feels confident, but keeps one from moving forward to a greater meaning albeit less lucrative place where the individual is free to shine unfettered.

PhDilettante specializes in traditional collage; abstract / surrealism; fleeting thoughts and random moods.

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  • Alga Washington
    Alga Washingtonalmost 2 years ago

    Cool, that’s what we called it where I worked, great to break free at last!!!

  • Alga, your story is just like mine! Life just gets in the way of what you really want to do!
    Thank you so much! Your work is wonderful :)))

    – PhDilettante

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations! Outstanding work, Margot!
    View your feature here, and join me in celebrating Feminine Intent
    Feb 2013

  • “Thank You” is not enough, Tori!

    – PhDilettante

  • flyrod
    flyrodalmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding composition.

  • Thank you muchly! Funny: it was an exercise in color and in a rare moment of “effects” it turned monochrome, leaving just the composition.

    – PhDilettante

  • shallay
    shallayalmost 2 years ago

    Hmmm… not sure if I’m detecting a male/female dynamic here… interesting circular composition.

  • Hmmm… not sure, but it is an interestng thought that our handcuffs are partially manipulated by another person, and not our choices at all. Mostly I guess it is all in the composition, but had to call it something. Thanks for the insight, as always, Sharon!

    – PhDilettante

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations! Love this, Margot
    View your feature here and share the love
    Feb 2013

  • the sheep arrie again : make my day! I am beginning to see all kinds of ways we are handcuffed and this is a special and welcome feature!

    – PhDilettante

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -almost 2 years ago

    Great work mmargot! congratulations on your feature.

  • Many thanks, Andy! You are responsible for a lot of this new thought process that is emerging. xo

    – PhDilettante

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    great creation!

  • Oh, my! Sorry to be so slow in thanking you, Heloisa … much appreciated!

    – PhDilettante

  • John Stars
    John Starsover 1 year ago

    please do more collage ……………..

  • heh heh, I can’t help it! Many thanks for the encouragement!

    – PhDilettante

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    Great work Sharon….I can learn from this!

  • Many thanks, and ‘Sharon’ thanks you, too!

    – PhDilettante

  • acespace
    acespaceover 1 year ago

    cool – so much in here, you can’t help but keep looking :)

  • Delightful compliment … thank you, and keep looking!

    – PhDilettante

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