Friday, 21 January 2011

One for the Geeks


The cake is a lie....

My entry for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.





Origin

14 comments:

  1. Hey Nigel this is looking like a journal page? Hope I got that right.... ;) Very funky artwork this week - thanks for playing at the PDCC :)

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  2. An intriguing and fascinating page. The title is brilliant, is it painted on?

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  3. Love it! Not been around in blogland for a few week so trying to catch up, hope all is well with you!

    Sarah

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  4. Love the colours! And like your new profile piccy too! x

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  5. Always love your work but my,my! Who is that handsome guy at the top of your blog? I love the waistcoat!
    Hugs xx

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  6. I was going to use the same words as Fiona (top of comment section): that this piece is very fun and funky!

    Thanks for entering it with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  7. It's great to see something unusual in the Play Date Cafe. I like your take with that fun sentiment. Thanks for playing.

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  8. Great use of the colors and love the funky fresh approach :) Great to have you with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  9. That dotted corner and your embellishments really make this creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Cafe!

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  10. Well, Nigel, it is quite early on Suday morning and I am not fully awake; which might explain it. But although I like your piece and despite looking up your reference I must admit I don't fully understand what is going on. (I agree with Fiona that it looks like a page in your journal, but come to think of it that is where you do your challenge work most weeks.)

    Please explain as I would love to know the thought processes that created this. Sorry for the ramble.

    Sue xx

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  11. Ok, I'll try.

    Apart from my arts and crafts, I'm also a bit of a geek at times.

    "Portal" is a video game which involves the player trying to work their way out of a test area. They are encouraged by female voice which promises that there will be a cake at the end as a reward. Once you escape the test area you are met with more challenges, and on the wall is scrawled "The cake is a lie" several times over. From this point you're not after cake, you're trying to stay alive.

    "Portal" was released as part of a boxed set known as "The Orange Box".

    Not long after this PDC challenge was announced we were discussing a birthday at work and somebody announced that there would be cake which drew the immediate response with "the cake is a lie".

    Cue a lightbulb moment and this journal page was born :)

    Oh, nearly forgot - the grey cube is known as the Weighted Companion Cube which you can use to help you get to out of reach areas.

    Hopefully that's helped, or have I just confused you more?

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  12. Blimey... I would never have guessed what it was about! Very intriguing! Love the colours ;))

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  13. I'm glad you posted the explanation because I wasn't smart enough to figure out what was going on - I just knew I liked it! :-) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  14. woohoo! a Portal reference on a crafting blog, that's made my night :)

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