Sunday, October 18, 2009
The element page from crowabout for Week 56 was all western images, complete with a gun-tottin cowgirl. While I liked the cowgirl and the words "WANTED" and could see making a wanted poster, I kept reading the words "A Horse is a Horse, is a Horse.." and then I remembered the tune. Those were the words to the theme song for the TV show "Mr. Ed" back in the '60s.
I enlarged the photo of the kids in their vintage western clothes and used the horses and words from the Week 56 page. I added dimensional cowboy boots, a longhorn steer, and other paper designs.
Crowabout is so much fun. Each week a new page of elements is posted, and each artist makes a collage from them, using at least 3 of the elements. Next week it's about circus performers, so I'm getting ready to start my design. Why not join us?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Here is our new Melange Team video of art created by our team members.
Come back each week to see another set of creations! The member's name is under each piece. Visit their Etsy shops to see these listings.
Watch for my Halloween piece - MidwestieLady
The three fuzzy friends wait outside the orange door of The Bow Wow Meow Clinic. The nurse finally appears and asks "Next?" to choose who goes through the Cat Dog door.
I chose an 8" x 8" canvas board and based it in black acrylic. I used mostly Nancy's photos and elements. I added orange scrapbook paper for the clinic door, papers for the pointy sign on the left, stickers for the word "next?" and wooden beads on the clinic and for the door knob.
What fun it was to make this collage! It certainly did take me outside the box of my usual painting and drawing. This kind of collage where you are given the designs and photos is almost like creating a drawing from puzzle pieces.
Try it yourself! I'll bet you will like it too.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I'm creating Halloween mixed media art and adding some humor. Below is one of my new pieces.
"They hide in plain sight. They only wear their hats on Halloween. The rest of the year, they meet for tea."
This is an 8" x 8" canvas board based in orange acrylic. Black netting covers the black felt hats kept in hiding all year. Crocheted lace covers one corner of the print of a vintage photo. A tiny cat and a bat accent the scene. Printed fabric is the base on the right side of the piece.
Check out my Etsy store for more Halloween humor: www.MidwestieLady.etsy.com