Thursday, February 12, 2009

Anti V-Day Contest Entry


Who's surprised to hear that I waited till the very last day to get started on my entry? Yep, me neither. I had it in my head that I wanted to do a mock Valentine ... the front would be a happy image with the words, "thanks to you" in some large scripty font and then you'd open it and there'd be the words, "I've got a serious case of" and a picture of a burning heart ... get it? a serious case of heartburn ... bahaha ... at least I crack myself up. After many wooden matches and heartshaped pieces of crumpled paper, all I could get were these:


Not exactly what I was going for ... phooey.


So

with an hour to go (seriously close ... it's 11:49 as I type) I broke out some Bristol Board and a favorite black pen and some red ink ... the camera and some brightness manipulation (it's late and the light bites) ... here's my entry, "Restricted":

... phew! just by the skin of my teeth.

I'm up against some seriously amazing artists and their awesome contributions.

Wish me luck!

22 comments:

Misty's Creations said...

It's fantastic, I see it as a heart that's hard to get into but once something gets in... it's hard to get it back out! I wish I could have put that "poetical"(Thank you Firefly)but I'm toast much like your 1st hearts, I like those too! It feels like that...both are perfect! I must get some sleep...rough day! Sleep well! Misty

Shoozles said...

turned out great, I kinda even think the other one is interesting- I am kinda odd like that

Marilyn said...

Hey you seriously AMAZING artist, I lo-o-ove it! I swear, anything you do when you pick up that favorite black pen turns into a masterpiece!

Chris said...

LOOK at what you did! I love this! You really pulled it out.

Marco Crupi said...

Hello I really like your blog, I would like a link exchange with you, I insert your blog to my favorite blogs ;)

Clevelandgirlie said...

I VOTE for YOU!!! Man, you're good with a pen and brush. Maybe you better put the sewing needles down for now (lol lol lol)

Happy Valentine's Day. I hope it's not tooo hot in Florida. OH, and by the way - I AM coming to Boca Raton in April. Keep that month open - we're doin' lunch.

cindy said...

Looks good! I like the first one too! Here's wishing ya luck! :D

c

AwtemNymf said...

I would totally call this an anti-valentine moment.... playing with fire and burning hearts *winks*
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

Glassgrrl Studios said...

Nice. Who's going to be first to have it tattooed, I wonder?
Like Shoozles, I like them both - one clean, sharp, stellar graphic, and the other, well, the opposite. ;)

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Ahhhh I would never be able to put anything together in an hour! I bow down to the queen of procrastination....and that really means something coming from me. (btw, I have a deadline tomorrow. I haven't even started and here I sit typing to you ;) )

Don't you hate when you see something perfect in your head but you just can't bring it to life. Most of my creations are like that. Little punks have a mind of their own!

Good Luck! I love your entry!

Jamie

inventivesoul said...

~*COOL!*~
Hey, you know the ash does speak a lot too!
I mean, Michelle, that person was all used up!
LOL

The art done on bristol is pretty- I love the bars.

:o)
Happy UN Valentine's to you!
And I hope your new job will be a good one!

Sacred Yoli said...

Best of luck to you! I love it.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you my little friend...fantastic piece on the bristol board...You can teach me how to draw ok? LOL
Have a wonderful weekend!
Cheers

Janet said...

oh, man! I LOVE it!!! It looks like my heart ;-)

e.beck.artist said...

luck .... when do you find out ...
you don't probably need luck .... it looks great ....

Margaret Ann said...

This is "wicked strong"...LOL :) Hope you do well! It rocks! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Good luck!!! I really love it and I also work better in a crunch. I spend a lot of time mulling over ideas and all of a sudden in falls into place and I'm in a state of aggitation until I work on it at that point!
I agree with glassgrrl, it would make a great tattoo

Robyn said...

First thing I thought ...what a great tattoo design! I also like the burning ashes heart. Good luck Michelle!

lynne h said...

how did i miss this?!! this is seriously cool, michelle! and you did it that fast?! (she shakes her head in amazement) xo

bindu said...

It's really good. And done in record time too!

Dot said...

poke poke... go check out dabbled.org today.

Lorraine said...

just been reading all recent blogs I love this heart..its very bikerish!! As for your urban guerilla knitting how exciting and the finished tree looked superb..thanks for all your comments on my blog.I appreciate them