Monday, February 24, 2014

The Art of Animation

It was February of 1940 when Walt Disney released the animated full length feature Pinocchio. It was done during the Golden Age of animation, when everything was hand drawn over & over again.

The story of based on Carlo Collodi's  classic children's story about a puppet who wants to be a boy.

Unfortunately because of WWII the film was only released domestically and was not a financial success. But fortunately it was a critical success for the song " When You Wish Upon a Star" sung by Jiminy Cricket, because it received two Oscars.

This movie also introduced us to the elusive Blue Fairy that AI searched for eons later. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Color of the Week

Red, Red, Red!
Happy Valentines Day!

Talented Kristy

Kristy Patterson & Co are at it again with another great fund raising production. Kristy does the writing, directing, producing, sets, props, etc. enlisting the help of friends & family.
The productions that I've attended have been a hoot & I'm sure that this year there will be tons of laughs.
Kristy even designs the posters.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Scream On!

Here's a familiar image; we seen it on everything from tee shirts to notecards. But did you know that the artist made several versions (four to be exact) in different media?                                

This image is so popular that the work has been stolen several times; once twenty years ago today. But all the stolen works have been recovered.

Here is what the artist had to say: 

"I was walking along the road with two friends
the sun was setting
suddenly the sky turned blood red
I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence
there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city
my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety
and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature"  Edvard Munch
The Scream 1893 Edvard Munch

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quote of the Week

"Works of art are not like diamonds. However valuable a diamond may be, you can always get another like it. But the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican are unique. Their creators are dead, and no money could ever replace them."                                                       Sir H. Maitland Wilson                                                       

Friday, February 7, 2014

Zebra Matboard ?

I found this "Elvis" image in a magazine, and I could immediately picture it as the center of a colorful collage. It came together quite easily & I love the razzle dazzle color that Elvis so richly deserves. 

But then the collage needed a mat that was "out side of the box" & I thought zebra stripe would work well. But I had never seen zebra stripe mat and neither had the artist friends that I asked.

Then recently I was in good old Hobby Lobby and spotted zebra matboard. Yes, it was a special order & yes, I had to pay a premium price for it, but it works. And this little gem is now hanging in my office.

Elvis Collage 16x20 (image 8x10)