Thursday, January 14, 2010

Theme 41: Art Breaks Forth

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.

"At the far end of the sky, where daylight begins, a dense radiance like a shooting star breaks forth. It weakens as it advances, as its outline takes shape in the ether. Her husband emerges from the light and comes toward her, taller than the palms, walking on water in his white summer suit and Panama hat. He is in no hurry. Celia half expects him to pull pink tea roses from behind his back as he used to when he returned from his trips to distant provinces."
-Excerpt from Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia

"He stops at the ocean's edge, smiles almost shyly, as if he fears disturbing her, and stetches out a colossal hand. His blue eyes are like lasers in the night. The beams bounce off his fingernails, five hard blue shells. They scan the beach, illuminating shells and sleeping gulls, then focus on her. The porch turns blue, ultraviolet. Her hands, too, are blue. Celia squints through the light, which dulls her eyesight and blurs the palms on the shore."
-Excerpt from Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia

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, January 20th if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, January 21st. 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, enjoy this, explore, imagine and bring your dream to life!

P.S. Have you met Nachito #2?


Jenjen said...

Totally awesome start!

Natasha said...

Jenjen - sooo glad you like it...I'm excited this has ALOT of room to play around in!

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Wow--this is beautiful. I definitely need to check out that book!

Can't wait to dive back in. No idea where I'll end up, but I can tell the journey will be wonderful. Thanks, Tash!

Natasha said...

Amanda - the language within the book, as I'm sure you can tell from here, is so rich.You can "see" the images in your mind's eye and each one resonates so powerfully long after you read it. I'm in the middle of the book and just delighting in it but the moment I read that part I knew it was perfect for the TST. I cannot wait to see where the journey takes you and what you discover along the way.

meherio68 said...

Oooh... i do have an idea for this one. Not sure I will have time, though...
Happy New Year everyone!

Natasha said...

Meherio!! Happy New Year so great to see you back. I SOOOOO hope you have time ...I miss you and your work!!

giraffelabel said...

what a great theme for "getting back into it"! i love i need to start thinking.

btw, little nachito#2 is amazing! i love sonograms...they are just so cool!

Natasha said...

Giraffelabel - I'm soo psyched you like it..I think this one will be really interesting for a number of reasons. YAY!! Can't wait to see what you create...and thanks for your words about the sonogram..they are soo cool!

Janie said...

Ah, I have an idea...hopefully, I will get to do it!

P.S. Nacho #2 looks incredible! Legs already!

Natasha said...

Janie OOOhhh I hope you get to make it I really, really do!!! We haven't played in forever..thanks I know Nacho 2's legs are soo long its kind of crazy!!!