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Golden Results

“Don’t let yourself feel worthless; often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your ‘personality,’ as you persist in calling it; at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 P.M.” – F. Scott

Sorry for the delay in posting! I felt so guilty all day today.  This week we have my neighbor Laura as well as my old friend Coral participating for the first time.

  • Liesa sent me a shot of her and John at the State Fair in Sacramento with a gigantic golden bear.

  • Laura says that when she saw the “Golden” prompt, she was reminded of her Europe trip last summer, as Europeans “can be extravagant and love the gold”.  Isn’t that the truth!  She put together a collage of a few public restroom signs (as well as a shot of some tasty looking beer).  Apparently she was met with some strange looks while photographing the restroom doors, though!

  • Mariel is back with yet another lovely visual – a quote from her friend Jason.  She says, “I don’t remember what I said to him that made him so happy, but I definitely remember his response.”

  • Coral sent me a photo she took of her Golden Retriever, Lodi, adventuring somewhere with Coral’s mom.  What a sweetheart; he was one of my favorite dogs ever!

  • Erin M is back this week with another unconventional yet really well-done project.  “The premise my project is to take a box I found and reconstruct the whole thing in this gold cardstock board.”  She hand-etched all the lettering on the gold cardstock herself!

Gold cardstock:

Original box:

Our next theme is called “Contrast”.  What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, February 13th by the end of the day (feel free to e-mail me if you need a little more time).  I’m moving next weekend and I know things will be crazy, hence the two-week period.

  • 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

Please click individual images to enlarge.

  • 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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