Saturday, 13 August 2011

Creative Tuesdays - Moon

Creative Tuesday's next challenge is the moon.  Well, I am afraid that my imaginative muse flew out the window on this one.  As all I could think of was an owl and the moon, I had to come up with something that was not in my normal style or using acrylics, so I tried a lino print.  In the UK speedycarve is not readily available so I had to resort to cutting it out of printers lino, which I found quite hard to cut. 

Anyway this is the result, which I am not that happy about, and also a picture of the cut lino, which I put a little orange on it to make it stand out better for the photo. But that is what this co-op is all about is to push yourself.



As I was drinking a cup of black coffee as the time, I sploshed some of my coffee onto some watercolour paper added a few granules of coffee, let it dry and then drew the same owl and moon.  Dried coffee actually give a lovely surface to draw on and it smells heavenly whilst you are working. Sorry I had to resort to some of my usual line work, but I did not use acrylics!



Mr T, feel free to use whichever picture, as I am not sure if the lino print qualifies.  Come next Tuesday go and see how others have been more inspirational than me with the moon.

19 comments:

  1. Well, I just LOVE the coffee image! Very well done - creative too....and i like the words in the wings...I have to spill more starbucks on my work and give it a try because I just LOVE what you did here.
    have a great day

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  2. The owl is the cutest! Cutting the lino is very difficult. You did a great job! :)

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  3. These are great. favorite of course is the coffee owl :D Love the detail in that and the coffee effect of the moon.

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  4. I like both your efforts though I have to say I love the coffee owl! The color and splatter texture is great - I agree that these challenges can be an opportunity for us to try something new, but sometimes we just have to fall back on what we know and love. Obviously to great effect!

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  5. I like them both... and i think they are amazing! :-)

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  6. I like your interpretation, very well done!

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  7. Love both of these...the results are fantastic...

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  8. I love this. I love the texture that lino print creates, the simplicity of the linework and shapes it creates. I haven't done any lino print since university about 5 years ago! I really miss it and you have inspired me to go get some lino and PRINT! Thank you!

    PS: where did you manage to get your lino from?

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  9. I love all your owls, but that coffee owl is fabulous.

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  10. You and your cup of coffee, made my favorite of your three. My goodness they are all SO creative!! Great job!!

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  11. Maybe the moon isn't made of cheese, but of coffee spills! It did give the perfect affect here! Amazing. I love your owls..they go perfectly with the moon!

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  12. This is wonderful, I love making lino cuts! Your's is great. The one with your coffee and ink pen is really cool too.

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  13. Thanks for your nice comment!!
    I see your coffee accident came out fabulous!!!
    I wish mine did!! LOL!!
    I was soo late with this prompt, I didnt even go over mine with pen, and after it happeed, I had a great idea to cut out my moon, but ran out of time!!
    Hey, it gives it character??? or not?
    xxDaniella

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  14. I think this turned out wonderful! Love the finished product. Great work!

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  15. Thank you for sharing your process here, the effects are so lovely and I love your level of creativity.

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  16. "I had to come up with something that was not in my normal style or using acrylics, "
    --why did you think that, Linda, just out of curiosity?

    These are both great. both have their own strengths. Of course print blocks count! TY so much. Coffee does wonders in so many ways, doesn't it?

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