Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Stories He Told

I finally got a new trading card done!!! It seems like lately my free time has been really lacking. I think I'm going through artistic withdraws! I did manage to finish this little trading card last night, so maybe I'm breaking through my slump.

I really want to start using more men in my art...if you browse through my shop, you'll probably find one or two pieces that include men (of course cute little boys don't count). Like many female artists, I relate more to women (go figure), girls and mothers, but I am trying to expand my horizons.

This pieces was inspired more by my husband than anyone else. He tells the most fascinating stories, a talent that I certainly don't possess. Our little ones just love to sit and listen to tales he spins.

Here is a card I did a couple weeks ago...another man...lol! I'm trying at least. I picked up an old cabinet card a few weeks ago at a flea market and the image of this man just struck me. I painted the background with acrylic paint, added pages torn from an old book, transferred the entire cabinet card onto the atc, then added the image directly on top of the transfer. I debated about adding text to this piece, but I like to let the viewer draw their own conclusions. I've named this card "The Dapper Young Man".


The Bag Lady's Art said...

These are just wonderful! I think it is great to incorporate some masculinity into collage. It makes for very interesting work. Your blog looks great, congrats on it's birth:-)

Lucy said...

I agree with you, it's definitely easier to relate and therefore create from our feminine side, but what interesting tales we leave on the table by not delving into the masculine world in our art.

I admire people who are great story tellers, that's definitely not one of my strong points either..lol.