This trip down memory lane is fantastic! The imagination that went into these new creations just leaves me speechless. I love each and every piece from the color to the materials used. And this TST is truly interactive as you have been asked to guess the movie in some cases. Isn’t that awesome?
I think art not only makes you think it invites you to play. This week I celebrate all the artists who unleashed their imagination and invited people to bask in the beauty of what is possible when you open your heart, share your memories, trust in your abilities and let yourself dream. I applaud you wonderful, professional artists!
Now, let’s see what moved these artists….
Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea, created this truly stunning pieces titled, Sorcerer Red, Sorcerer Pink and Sorcerer Purple.
“The strongest memory of a movie I have from childhood is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequence from Disney’s Fantasia, when Mickey Mouse puts on the Sorcerer’s hat and creates all those wondrous effects, all perfectly timed to classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski,” said Felicia. “Although the effects pale in comparison to animations we see these days, it holds up pretty well considering it’s about 70 years old. (I’m not quite that old!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuVsCRQkXvw) Nevertheless, my memories are more like these images; perhaps that was one of the early visual experiences that inspired me to become an artist!”
Maureen, a wonderfully talented artist, created this beautiful piece. Can you guess the flick?
Maureen says, "I posted a comment on TST recently--in case you didn't see it, I considered NOT saying what childhood movie inspired my creation this week. I like that idea, so I'm gonna let you guess. Since my skill at representational art is marginal, the subject of my 9x9 watercolor just might remain a mystery . . . "
Kelsey, creator of Caffeinated Frenzy, created this gorgeous Bright Red Cashmere Lace Scarf.
“As a kid, I loved The Red Balloon,” said Kelsey. “It was the first silent movie I'd ever seen, and I can't count the number of times I watched it . . . this scarf makes me think of it.”
Teri, creator of Giraffe Label Designs, created this sensational ARIEL treasure bag.
“This is one of the first time's that the inspiration did not start with the fabric,” said Teri. “This time it was the shape. You may have guessed it, my favorite movie was (and still is) the Little Mermaid. (It's even listed in my high school yearbook under my "likes"!) but, I could picture Ariel carrying around her bag to collect all of her treasures, and that is where this all started. And, I liked that I could use my blue fabric to represent the ocean and tie it all together. I hope to have this posted in my shop soon.”
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created this magnificent piece titled, "The Emereld City of Oz."
“The Wizard of Oz, in both print and film, will always be an important part of my childhood,” said Trina. “The horror of being stolen ripped from your family, the friends that Dorothy finds, and the many challenges that she has to overcome on her way to clicking those ruby red slippers (well, the silver ones in the book) and magically being transported home have always struck a real chord with me. This pendant represents the Emerald City, the yellow brick road, and the ruby slippers that channeled all of the magic that Dorothy had within her all along.”
Kris, creator of Lisianblue, created this fabulous piece. Can you guess the film?
“I instantly knew what movie I wanted to do - the question was how to depict it,” said Kris. “I did something I haven't done in quite a while, but I have lots of beads, and a ton of material, so I cut out the material and some batting and started playing around. I forgot to sew a border on it before adding the beads so I ended up hand stitching around the whole thing. This is an old movie, but has been re-released many times - do you know what it is? It's a little bigger than ACEO size - 2.75" x 3.75" The zebra is really supposed to be a horse.”
All the talk about movies got me thinking about one of my favs...again! Can you guess what it is? (Maureen you inspired me to make this a guessing game. Thanks!)
In this film, even though the characters are trapped in one space where time moves slowly, life just explodes out of them. And that thought created the thought below. I'm not sure I love the way it turned out, the colors aren't fully doing it for me yet but when it's done it will be a new journal cover. YAY!
After viewing this superb, imaginative TST are you feeling super creative? Are you ready to dive in and start creating for the next theme??
Well, the next theme is theme is.........."Spreading JOY".
Tune in tomorrow for LOTS of details and the opportunity to learn more than you ever thought about JOY...this theme is sure to fantastic!