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Circular Results

Hey everyone!  We’re already at our third installment of Art Takes results, and as in the past, our participants have used quite a wide variety of methods.  Don’t forget to click to enlarge each image for better viewing.

Contributing for a second time, Kristin created a wreath from peppermint candy.  Cute and edible!

Mariel submitted a wintery snowflake cutout, made from silver tissue paper and mounted on her window.  She then photographed the setup on instant film.  Beautiful finished result.

Dan created this image using his Nikon D50 and a 40 second exposure.  He’s the master of long exposures – how cool is this!

In her first wintery submission, Erin M. shows us a snowman that she drew on wall decals and placed in her living room.

I took a photo of some blue holiday lights with my 35mm SLR.  I purposely didn’t focus on the lights, creating somewhat abstract blue orbs.

Thanks to everyone for a really strong showing this week.  Next week’s theme is “Nighttime”, as suggested by Kristin. What’s your take?

Due to holiday madness coming up, I’ve decided it’d be better to have the time period for our next project be two weeks rather than one. Deadline: Saturday, January 2nd by the end of the day.

  • Remember, there are no restrictions so don’t feel that you are required to use any particular material!
  • Send your completed projects (and questions) to erin.conger@gmail.com.
  • If you’re feeling lost, have a look at the About post.

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Slightly Dangerous Results

  • Liesa submitted this photo and accompanying text – poor Liesa!

“Gas to get up to Mountain High=$20

Day pass at Mountain High=$45

Getting crashed into at Mountain High = Slightly Dangerous

(End result: knocked out tooth and broken finger tip.)”

  • Mariel submitted a piece called “In Paris”, a beautiful shot of the Champs-Élysées.  Be sure to click to enlarge her image to read the wonderful text.
  • Elyse submitted a hilarious piece which she made using construction paper.  She said it popped into her head as soon as she read the theme for this week.
  • Mike submitted a satirical product that he constructed himself – including the packaging!  He says, “In the movie, Neo damages his eyes and has to wear a gray blindfold. Later he defies reality by seeing his attackers in digital form even through the bandage. I imagined this ridiculous product sold to kids with the idiotic words THE MATRIX, making it stand out from any ole’ regular gray scrap of fabric you might have at home.” Mike’s product description follows.

From The Matrix: Revolutions comes the new fun filled toy, Neo Blindfold. Emblazoned with machine stitched lettering spelling out “THE MATRIX,” your new blindfold will provide you with hours and hours of classic fun. Imagine the joy you will have running around the cul de sac “seeing” every obstacle in your path. Just let Mr. Smith try and stop you now, Neo!! (Warning: Slightly Dangerous)

  • I made this  Lion print in my screen printing class. The image is from a photo in a National Geographic from the 60’s.  It’s called “Routine”.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in week 2!  Next week’s project is called “Circular”.

What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, December 19th by the end of the day.

  • Remember, there are no restrictions so don’t feel that you are required to use any particular material!
  • Send your completed projects (and questions) to erin.conger@gmail.com.
  • If you’re feeling lost, have a look at the About post.

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Results from Bills & Banknotes

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  • Mariel produced this beautiful image, titled “Father’s Debt”.  She used original text and a photo she shot with her Lomo LC-A.

    • Kristin created a mobile for her daughter Katelyn. She used currency from France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Vietnam and the US to represent Katelyn’s heritage.

  • I made $ pizza using a halved ciabatta loaf, pesto, basil, mushrooms, kalamata olives, and goat cheese. The cooked version looks pretty frightening, however.

  • Mike‘s work is titled “In Gus We Trust”.  It’s an encaustic transfer, which is a toner transfer onto beeswax. He has a play money background layered with clothing pattern paper.  Cute, and very interesting technique.

  • Liesa craftily folded dollar bills into hearts.  Hers is titled “Does Money Buy You Love?”.  Not according to the Beatles..

  • Matt used Illustrator to make this really awesome Scrooge! Very fitting.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated so creatively in this first project. I really love how diverse the methods and mediums were. And hopefully the number of participants will only continue to grow as the weeks go on.

Next week’s project is called “Slightly Dangerous”.  What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, December 12th by the end of the day.

  • Remember, there are no restrictions so don’t feel that you are required to use any particular material!
  • Send your completed projects (and questions) to erin.conger@gmail.com.
  • If you’re feeling lost, have a look at the About post.

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