Saturday, 5 February 2011

Art from the heart

or should that be the other way around?

This is my entry for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge, and the inspiration comes from two talented ladies.

The first is Sarah Anderson who led a luuurve collage workshop today at the Cubby Hole and got us very messy with inks and paints, especially the spray inks. I think my T-shirt could now be classed as altered art!. We even managed to get some of it onto the cardboard.

The second is this post from Jaine Drake, which gave me the idea to build up the cardboard layers and create a niche for the heart.

Also I'd like to say thank you to those who've left comments about my blog entries. Apparently they lead some of you to fits of giggles & laughter. I'm not sure if that's good or bad ;)

22 comments:

  1. Hey Nigel! Luuurve :)) how this turned out esp. the heart in a box!

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  2. Mmmm, very clever. I like it because it is different. Love the use of cardboard and some of those paints look shimmery.
    Good use of the colours. Just to be really awkward...is blue allowed? I thought it was shades of red and pink... I'd better go and have another look at the challenge. Lost my glasses yesterday...so angry!!!

    Have lots of fun.
    suie xx

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  3. Luurve (sorry) the collage, the shimmer looks amazing and the texture is so interesting!

    I am really struggling with my mojo at the mo so could do with getting messy in one of Sarah's workshops lol.

    Sarah

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  4. Thank you for the comment on my blog. I read your bio...yes your art is eclectic. I love it! And, yes, I giggled a little too...reading you posts. Fun blog. I've become a follower :)

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  5. Luuurve how it has turned out Nigel and that pop of red works really well. Cannot believe you finished it tonight I was shattered LOL. Tracy Evans x

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  6. Ooh - lovely blue Valentine, Nigel! Beautiful work :)

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  7. haha - I love the comment that some of the art even managed to get onto an art piece. Thats how I feel about my painting clothes too!

    Teals my favorite color - so this piece definitely has my heart!

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  8. Un travail très intéressant.
    Une belle gamme de coloris.

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  9. Following on in the vein you started...luuuuuuurve the addition of the niche!!

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  10. Love your interpretation Nigel, all that shimmer is fab! I think that break glass needs a bar of chocolate behind it! Not that I'm a chocoholic or anything lol. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  11. Wow, the detail in your work is amazing. The layers, the colors, the choice of words...all are fantastic!

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  12. This is a lovely art piece Nigel. Great work.xx

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  13. Fabulous piece of art from the heart... I love the break glass unit, what a clever idea! Bravo my friend! ;)))

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  14. Hey Nigel - great art - I love the emergency heart! I think I need one of those that has 'time' behind the glass :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

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  15. WOW!!! Amazing work of art Nigel!!! Lucky you to have met Sarah!!! THanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

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  16. Oh Nigel this is fabulous, I love it. The heart in a niche is perfect. I'm pleased to have inspired you to go on and create your own arty bit of old cardboard :) and thanks for the plug. Take care

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  17. wow thats a great piece Nigel. I love the layering and I too use cardboard a lot too, fab work
    Have a wonderful week
    hugs June

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  18. very cool...wording is great! and of course sparkly is always good...lovely!

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  19. Nigel, I think it's so cool that you went to a workshop that Sarah led! How wonderful. Wish I could've been there too, but there's a large 'puddle' in the way between New Jersey and England!

    So glad you played along with us at the CAfe this week; love your rich colors and collage effect.

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  20. Beautiful hearts full of color and texture. Wonderful shimmery essence!

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  21. love, love, love (oh sorry, just noticed there's too much of a pun there, but it's true I'm afraid so I'm leaving it) how you finished this piece! The heart looks fantastic in the frame.

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  22. I just love that bright red heart popped out in that frame. A perfectly put together collage. Thanks for playing in The Cafe again.

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