Sunday, January 27, 2008

Real art has the capacity to make us nervous

I finished the back of the Zetti page last night. I wanted to go with what I perceive as a Teesha Moore signature colour combination - yellow / red. I used one of my favourite Zetti stamps and a great quote from the Zetti line - "real art has the capacity to make us nervous":

I continues the doodle theme with white accents around the quote. All in all I am really pleased with this page (both sides actually!). I am looking forward to getting back an accordian book now, as I am very interested to see how others perceive/interperet this great (modern) artist's work.

As planned in yesterday's post I completed a 4-slide microscope mailer for another swap today. I have called it "weary winter". This is the front cover.

(the words along the top say "even in the long, weary winter;")

And the inside:

(the continuation of the quote is "Diana could find lovely flowers")

Like most of my arty fiddlings this was intended to be something else all together - I had located my Artchix "flirt" collage sheet (designed for microscope slides) and was going to go with a Parisian fashion theme.... so much for that!

I don't quite know how this one evolved, but I had a couple of images left from the front of the Zetti page (bet you wondered where you had seen her recently!), and her solemnity really appeals to me .... I also had bits of a blue artchix sheet that I "found" when I was tidying up my table the other day.... and the recent architecture tryptich made me rediscover some of my (large) collection of shrine & frame stamps. I also picked up the lumieres again after a bit of a break - must have been quite a long break as my blue halo gold was an ugly gluggy mess - and rediscovered what a great background they make on black gesso. I even did some embossing! The whole thing just sort of fell together. I hope that the recipient enjoys looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Given the fairly average night on tv tonight I might tackle some ATC's , or even some MOO cards... will just have to see where the muse takes me!


Jen Crossley said...

I love your zetti the colours look awesome,and your mail slider looks very cool

NessH said...

Hi Liz..
I have to agree with Jen here..I just love the mail slider...just have inspired me to have a go at one...
your zetti book is amazing..the colours are wonderful...
keep up the is very inspiring...

kelsey said...

Your zetti page is wonderful Liz! Love the colours. The slide mailer also looks fantastic! Isn't that a pain when your lumiere's go gluggy, I have 6 colours that are all like that.

Bevlea said...

Love your slider mailer and zetti page Liz... awesome stuff (and very cool cause I know what group they are for lol)

hope my slide mailer turns out half as good

LizzieA01 said...

thanks everyone for your encouraging comments.

BTW Does anyone know of a way that can "unglug" lumieres? the halo blue is not the only gluggy mess in the lumieres box!