Friday, 5 December 2008

WINDOWS



These are the windows I made for this week's challenge over on Awfully Big Art Adventure. The green Frida is ATC sized, and the other is based around a postcard sized wooden picture frame - I added the wooden struts to make it look more like a window.

I rather enjoyed doing these - each quite different. The Frida one has a soft watercoloured look because I found a drawing of a window to use and added shading with my watercolour pencils.

The wooden frame was a cheapie buy in a dollar store - these were made as little craft kits for children with 4 in a pack plus some markers. I threw the markers away and bought two packs!
I was thinking about genteel poverty behind closed doors and the mask of respectability, and these two little ones are looking out at a world more colourful than their own life. I think it's because our huge old house is FREEZING at the moment, so I am dreaming of double glazed cosy cottages ....

9 comments:

goooooood girl said...

i like your blog......

Kimmie said...

These are lovely ... wonderful interpretation of someone looking out on a world different from their own inner world.

p.s. my house is kept chill in the winter too - at least until 3:oo when everyone gets home from school - brrrr!

indybev said...

I love them both! .... and I've enjoyed browsing through your blog!

Kaz Scrapz said...

Your window pieces are beautiful Rosie. xx Karen

June said...

Fabulous atc's as your always are. Also inspirational. I love these ones
Hugs June xxxx

Kris Dickinson said...

Fabulous windows!

Linda said...

Beautiful windows Rosie...I love them both.
Now I must do mine.....!!!
Hugs
Linda xxx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Brilliant challenge Rosie and your samples are inspirational as always! I am running a little behind as I've been out of town!

katinspace said...

I have just found your blog while hopping from one blog to another - I think I may be a regular visitor. I love these two ATCs as they are different and unusual. I have only just discovered ATCs so its a new world for me.