One of the nice things, maybe the only nice thing, about being ill is that you can play on your computer without guilt. So, stuck indoors with a really nasty sinus infection, I have been working on all kinds of art projects.
Over at Scrapbookgraphics, we're being inspired by the work of Elaine Brady Smith, a Pennsylvania-based artist who specializes in collage and mixed media work. You can learn more about her and see her work here. Thanks, IndyBev, for introducing me to this new artist.
Here's a piece I finished this morning, Mariposa.
CREDITS: Birgit Kerr's Wellnacht paper; Meredith
Fenwick's Sweet Notions paper; Christina Renee's The Original Grunge
Papers; Flerg's Vintage Garden torn border; Berna Datema's Gunge
Overlays 1; Traci Sim's Everyday Essentials: Trims; Manu's Happiness
lace; ON Cardboards No. 1 butterfly; and Sausan's Verde rusty pin.
Photo from ArtEZine.
I've participated in two other challenges this week, both at Digital Art Quirks.
The first was a Stock Photo challenge using this balcony photo from FreeFoto.com
Here's my interpretation, On Wings and a Prayer.
The other was the Digital Art Quirks Quirkle Challenge. Each week, we take turns setting up challenges for other DAQ participants. This week was my turn. I challenged the Quirks to design a piece with 1) a movie star; 2) some alliteration (able ape abs, bossy buxom beauties, etc.); and 3) a monotone color scheme (any color). It's been so much fun seeing what everyone has come up with.
Here's my ATC, featuring the late Charlie Chaplin.
We'd love to have more participants in these challenges, so please stop by and play along with us. If you have any questions, just drop me a note in the comment section, and I'll get back to you ASAP.