Monday, 18 August 2008

MAD AS A HATTER

KEEPING THIS ONE
The challenge at This Thursday was to use colour with the quote "colour is my passion", so I chose PINK! I do love it, it always cheers me up, but it's also my gesture of defiance against increasing invisibility as I get older. I even painted my crutches bright pink .. which possibly also makes ME mad as a hatter, but I don't care!

I started with an Invoke Art stamp of a shrine/house and that wonderful image from Artchix which works in so many ways. I water-coloured the house and the flowers got the tiniest pink sparkly stones for their centres. Well pink and sparkly go hand in hand don't they?

The stripey paper seemed to provide a good foil for the house and the words (Paper Artsy) just fit right in there and felt right. Exhibit A is a stamp I use a lot but can't remember where I got it, possibly Cat's Life Press.

This doesn't just form part of my pink visibility campaign it also says something to me about the wonderful craziness of doing your own arty thing and ignoring what the world says or thinks. I guess it reminds me that sometimes I need to work on that and just let go ....

6 comments:

sharon said...

You've been very colouful on your last 2 posts! - a great way to cheer up the rainy days here. Oh and I LOVE THE PINK!

Susie Blackwell said...

I love this!
thanks for playinng along x

Femmy said...

beautiful atc!!! cheered me up too!

Viola said...

Great ATC, Rosie! Lovely colors!

herminesplace said...

Aboslutelty gorgeous.

Heather Robinson said...

Oooo....this piece just jumped right off the blog at me. It is delightful and full of vitality. How are you my friend? Did you have a marvelous time in Canada? Sure hope so.