Hi everyone. I hope you're having a nice weekend.
I'm back today with a short post with another page for Chris' When We Were Young challenge at Art Journal Journey. I realized how little time we have left to share art for this challenge, and I had some art left to post, so you get 2 pages in 2 days. This month is going to be over way too soon, isn't it?
I have these 2 Victorian children rubber stamps in my stash, and I really wanted to use them. I noticed the little girl had a vintage hoop and stick toy, so I decided to use the word play as my page's inspiration. This page goes well with the games page I shared yesterday also.
I started by inking my page with several colors of ink. Then I stamped and fussy cut the children, as well as the teddy bear and the kitty image. I decided to leave them uncolored because of all the color in the background. I placed those down on my page, and then added the white stenciled deli paper around them to make the page a little less flat.
I had a very old chipboard set that came as a freebie when I bought something from Technique Tuesday years ago. There were some dice and card suits images, puzzle pieces and some chess pieces too. I inked them all with black and then randomly arranged them on my page.
I didn't know that the hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades on our American playing cards are not what you find on cards worldwide. Our cards with those 4 suits go back to the French design and our 52 card decks with those suits are called the English style. I don't know if Victorian children played any games with die, but there were lots of card games for them.
I finished my page by stamping my quote.
And today's piece(s) from Turnpark Art Space are game related, but definitely not Victorian game related.
I'm not sure if these colored tubes actually went with the game sculpture, but they easily could.
The artist created a Twister game, and implied how Putin's War (or on the big scale any war) is much like a game of Twister. I thought that was very clever.
I like how none of the words were completed. I think that says a lot.
This exhibit was hard to photograph, so I hope it made sense.
That’s all for me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.