Saturday, January 12, 2008

Photo Friday

On Thank God it's Friday, the challenge is to use a photo in some art. I chose this ATC I made last year (2007) sometime - it is still one of my favorites, and I cannot bear to part with it.
The girl in the photo is my mother - she was about 2 years old, so it was taken around 1948 or so. My grandfather snapped the photo with his old Brownie camera - he loved that thing! I remember him showing it (or one like it) to me once when I was a little girl. It still worked!
Noone knows what happened to that little Brownie since then. I think I'm going to try to acquire one in working condition. I might not be able to get film for it, but I'd like to have one for the sentiment.

Monday, January 7, 2008

No more Flourishes Saturday - Jan 5 2008

I was over at Outside Your Box Saturdays to check out their challenge site - looks like fun, I said to myself. Then I saw in big red letters a "NO FLOURISH ZONE" sign! No flourishes?! I can't post anything with flourishes? No swirls? My creations look naked without swirls and flourishes!

Well, I really wanted to post to this challenge site - the first one I've posted to - because the challenge was to use three colors of acrylic paint. And I love acrylic paint almost as much as I love rubber stamps. So, I did it. Three items here, and I didn't use one single flourish or swirl!

Truth be told, the swirls were a great trend for a while, but I've noticed quite a LOT of use of swirls and flourishes in all the magazines and websites - and over-use can sadly make a really nice thing a bit tired. I'm letting my swirls rest for a while.