Sunday, 11 May 2008

three new ATC's (Make it Mondays challenge)

Hi, its late and I have spent a glorious day in the garden, getting quite a lot done and it is now looking good. Note to myself.... must post a photo or two! Anyway, I have just discovered the Make it Monday challenge on the Go Make Something site (Lisa Vollrath). I actually came across it 3 or 4 weeks ago and did a digital image of Desperate Dan. I decided this weekend to start doing the challenge every week and thought as a first step I would catch up with the last three weeks. I have done so and wanted to get them on to the blog this evening, its time for a new post anyway.
Here they are, I actually found this to be quite difficult because I usually work from whatever I find which gets my creative juices running. So it was a real challenge. I may not have made three "great" works of art but it was fun and I think it taught me something.


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The first was to do something with the theme of music. I found this difficult since I did not have the right images to hand but turned it around slightly (artist's licence) to become a card around Dance.


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The second was to use a quotation... I again took a slight liberty and used the first two lines of a poem by Margaret Houghton. the main imagaes were heat embossed, a very new technique for me so it was a little bit of practice.


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The last here is based on the colour RED. I call this holiday dreams. One of the reasons that I was keen to do all three was that I have been tasked with the job of writing about my ideas on the subject of the use of themes in ATC ( or any art). We tend to use the word loosely and although the above are said to be based on themes, I am more concerned with a theme within the art work. But that is for a future post. For now I hope you enjoy the images.

6 comments:

Mandy C said...

great work. great to see a bloke blogging their art :-)

Mandy C said...

i think i've only ever stumbled across 2 other male 'crafters'

and yes would be good to see your garden, i love garden shots. nature is wonderful

MARGARET FIELD said...

really really love the music one John. great piece of work

Linda Blondheim said...

These are all really beautiful.
Love,
Linda
www.lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

Stacy Davidson said...

Hey John! I thought I would take minute and check out your blog!

Wow! great atc's. I've done some of these and they are really fun. I went to your site after you left and comment on mine. I make it a point to visit other's blogs after they take the time to leave one on mine. Keep up the awsome work.

BillyWarhol said...

these are great love da Music + Red*

;)) Peace*