Hallowe’en: Conjured Joy

An abstract interpretation of Hallowe’en. Armed with a ClipArt bat, and featuring moons, teeth, pumpkins, apples, witches hats, eyes and spiders legs (them’s the red things, by the way!), I splopped this together very quickly to get another post out in Hallowe’en Month.

Well, it has to be done.

Actually, I’ve changed my mind about the spiders legs. They’re now those invisible cobweb strands that you always walk through when there’s a crowd around, and you do that dance to get it off your face. I know you know what I mean…

Pastel Monster

Abstract, and not a pumpkin in sight. Mwahahaha!

ATC-sized watercolour scribbling… expanded, of course. And poorly photographed.

Perhaps you can see something else…?

It’s About Time!

…and Naïve art.

I learned a new phrase today, ‘Naïve art’. Basically it’s art created by a person who lacks the formal education and training that a professional artist has, or art that is almost childlike.

Being a big kid at heart, and only being trained so far in art, I feel I fall into this particular art movement most easily. However, professional artists try to emulate this particular style, which then has it’s own name, ‘primitivism’. My artwork, I’m pleased to say, is naturally primitive and I now try to emulate no style other than my own. We artists have to be unique, don’t you know?

Inspired by the phrase Naïve Art, and thinking it was high time I posted another post on this blog before the gremlins take control and wires start coming away from the edges, I decided to create a piece of Naïve art based on time. Unfortunately, the gremlins have taken control of my tablet, so I had to create my piece of art using the mouse. I know. I know. How childlike. How primitive.

I also, as is usually the case whenever I decide to do something, didn’t really have a lot of time, so just dabbed and clicked and tweaked and added text and created the images below.

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Now that this is posted, I need to lie down in a darkened room. Abstract art can be so time consuming when you only have so much to spare!

Stellar Dust

Stellar dust sails upon winds made of light

Land ahoy somewhere not yet in sight

Cruising at speed through empty space

Passing time caught in an unending race

Hurtling forward

Forging ahead

Aimlessly seeking something else instead

Stellar dust lives as it travels along

Onwards and upwards, its journey’s song

Art ‘n’ Cracks

I will write a post about absolutely anything, it seems!

My mobilius phoneous unceremoniously leapt from my hand earlier today. Other people may describe this as an act of ‘dropping’, but today’s incident was far more than a mere drop.

1) It landed face down (glass-side) on a hard marble surface

2) The crack sound as it landed resonated and reverberated all around

3) A minor earthquake was triggered, such was the extent of the impact

4) Half of the screen stopped working

5) The other half half worked

6) It still connected to my car phone device, so I could still call

7) I cannot retrieve some of my latest photos from the device.

However, I’ve ordered a new replacement which will be here shortly, and have taken a photo of the now wonky screen using one of my other mobile phones. I have a few, just in case.

And on that topic, I think I may invest in a leap-proof case this time as well…

But I can’t help liking the grungy style graphics from the now defunct phone… and when I blur my eye slightly (only one mind!) I think I can see a face in profile. Ah, no… it’s gone again now.

Although fun, it is a rather expensive way to create art, and wouldn’t recommend it for anyone else to make art this way.