Friday, October 30, 2009

Theme 40: Messy Hands

How you choose to interpret the theme is completely up to you. It simply needs to be tasteful – no pornography or messages of hate here. When you sit down to create, you cannot think about how people will or will not receive your work. You are required to simply enjoy the act of creating.

Charlie's Birthday
© Judy Beedle Photography

Whether you take a photo of your hands while they are creating a new piece or you find some amazing way of celebrating the beauty of hands - look at how they allow you to create gorgeous works - celebrate hands. Paint them, let them mash clay, cover them in tape, write on them, let them play with a material you never use - just get them really dirty!!!

Important Guidelines

The work submitted must be something you have created and/or worked on between the time the theme was revealed and the Thursday unveiling. Please submit your response to no later than end of day Wednesday, November 4th if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, November 5th. OR send me a link to your response to include in the comments section of the post.

With your response please include:

1. Your name - either first name, shop name or both.

2. The name of your piece (if you choose to give it one)

3. Something you'd like to share (process of creation, idea behind piece) if you'd like to share anything. Please limit this to 2-3 sentences

4. The shop and/or blog links you'd like to include

5. Two photos of your piece or of each of the pieces (3x5 or 4x6 and 72dpi or a max of 96dpi - if you need any help with that please don't worry I'd be happy to help!)

Most importantly, get messy, get dirty and have a blast doing it!


Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Love it, love it! I ALWAYS get my hands fabulously messy when I work creatively.

Aqua mentioned a video to me that one of my favorite bloggers made. It's just PERFECT for this theme, so please go watch it! If you haven't met Connie of Dirty Footprints, you're in for a treat:

lisianblue said...

1st off I'd like to say Happy Birthday to Janet and Amanda - a bit late - hope it was a great day for both of you.

Amanda - that video is fantastic - thanks so much for the link to it!!!

I moved my computer last week and kept getting wacky internet connections - guess I hooked up the wrong dsl cable - think I have it straightened out now! I Hope!!!

Natasha - glad you are all moved!

Messy hands - mmmmmm mmmmm hhhmmmmm

ceejay said...

Natasha, this one is great! Always a treat to check out everyone's contributions to Thursday Sweet Treat.