Thursday, 31 January 2019

Art Elements January Theme Challenge Reveal - Moon


This post is not very long because like everyone in January I think the month just got away from me.  I had plans, actual plans this month but....

Anyhow, this month Lindsay from the team hosted our monthly challenge and she chose Moon.  You can read that blog post HERE 

Like I said I had plans and even though I didn't do what I wanted I did do something small.


I did spend some time coming up with an idea that was more based in realism - I once 'did' realism as an art muse but I found my way to whimsy and have stayed here, happily...  - because of this I got cross with myself and made myself 'do' whimsy in my piece so this is a bit of a prototype.
In the end I opted for this shadow box and I have used layered paper as the medium - and actually rather enjoyed it.  I like the way you get more of a dimension to the painting and as I like painting small illustrative pieces this way I can combine the elements/images and create a larger piece with texture. 


Robert came about as I did spend quite a bit of time this month doodling away in both paper and glass, although not everything came to fruition.  I rather like that these challenges plant a seed in your head that you muse on all month.  Hopefully this year I will muse a little better and have a bit more time to create more.  January is never the easiest month to get motivated or find the time between winter flu virus' and wanting to curl up on the sofa because it is so dark and cold.  Thankfully today is the last day  of January and time for the reveal so I hope you can visit the blogs below to see what those that took part in this month's challenge did with the theme.

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21 comments:

  1. Aww Robert is very cute on his moon and I do love your little shadow box moon.... January has flown by and I can't believe its Feb tomorrow.... I knew I wouldn't have time this month for the challenge so that's why I didn't enter but will try and do more this year.... Xx 😁😁

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  2. January was a long month for me still I couldnt do much. So do not worry about it. Robert is cute - just like Elaine said above

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  3. Both pieces are so cute. This time the shadow box wins for me although Robert is a sweetie, too!

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  4. I love the idea of the shadowbox and the layers of paper - I like the way the moon is peeking down on the town.
    I love the glass bead of Robert holding the moon - that is so cool!

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  5. Laney your shadow box is fantastic and I LOVE Robert and the Moon!

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  6. Love the layered approach to the scenery in the shadow box, Laney! And Robert is just too cute for words! :)

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  7. I love the shadow box. It is so very sweet. Well done!

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  8. I love your layered look into your drawing. It is like you are looking into a different world than yours. Your moon inside has so much personality!

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  9. I love the way you layer your images in the shadow box, it gives it so much depth and interest! And Robert & the Moon.....absolutely adorable!

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  10. That shadowbox! I adore the layers that give your moon scene so much depth. And yes, January is tough - trying to cram so much in for the first part of the year, while you're still recovering from the drain of the holidays. It can be entirely too much. Wishing you all the best for the rest of the year! Can't wait to see what other amazing things you create!

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  11. The shadow box turned out great and I love Robert!!! I also would love to watch you while creating your glass creatures. The way you describe it as doodling makes me really curious. January was over way too fast and still strangely long ;)

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  12. The shadow box is so great! I love it to pieces and hope you do more. And Robert is a right dapper fellow with his moon!

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  13. I love your shadowbox! It's so simple and pretty and full of whimsy! Also, I keep giggling at Robert and the Moon...I can't decide who's distressed and who's having a grand ol time!

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  14. Laney, though I haven't 'known' you that long, you never cease to amaze me! First, with all your cute, whimsical, adorable animal drawings and their situations; Second, in spite of health, miscellaneous time crunches, etc., you turned out a couple of amazing projects!!! Hope Feb. brings you some downtime. xoxo Alysen

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  15. Robert is fabulous! And I really love your shadow box... hope you'll do more of those!

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  16. Your art is very whimsical and made me smile. The shadowbox is lovely and intricate and the lampwork bead is stunning! Well done.

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  17. How do you make glass do that? You must be magical to be able to turn molten glass into something so adorably whimsical. The shadowbox is quite fabulous as well.

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  18. Your shadow box is like a look through a keyhole, love the 3-D effect! Robert loves his Moon, obviously :)

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  19. Both pieces are wonderfully you! I love how the framed work looks like you can just climb into the frame and have a look around such wonderful depth! and Robert is wonderful!

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  20. I love both of your projects! Robert is very cute, and the shadowbox detail is amazing. (For some reason, I can't change the "comment as" tab... but this is from Rebecca.)

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