Sunday, August 17, 2008

renaissance arch


The theme for the gothic arch challenge this week is renaissance. At first all I could think was huzzah and the renaissance faire. I remembered I had a few little art books of the masters, but alas they were too recent and more impressionist art. I needed some Rembrandt or DaVinci type art. I looked through this wonderful treasure trove of postcards I have stashed away. That led to a journey of reading the postcards, but not much in the way of renaissance art. My favorite postcard was written in the 1960's and talked of getting stoned in a trippy outdoor garden in Stockholm. I'm still giggling about that postcard. I finally found one of an abbey in Bath and one of a Michaelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. I enjoyed them, but they didn't quite work. Then I remembered all the fun things from the Laguna Arts Festivals we went to last week. I had a little pile of booklets and cards and tickets. Ah ha! The theme for the Pageant of the Masters this year is All the World's a Stage. The perfect quote from Shakespeare for this period. Then I spied the photo of a Rembrandt in one of the brochures. Finally I used the date from our tickets on the arch. I love that we went on such a memorable date, 8/8/08. The other elements are some basic grey rub-ons, a stampington stamp, and a psx stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for commiserating with me this week about my dental woes. I finally was able to eat real food on Friday and felt like a person again. I have more stuff to share tomorrow about my treasure hunting adventures this weekend. I added a few things in my etsy shop today from my excursions if you'd like to take a peek.

9 comments:

Kim H. said...

Tami this is so cool! I love all the elements you used in it! So glad you are able to eat real food again! Can't wait to hear about your treasure hunting! SMILE

sija said...

Wonderful arch!

Tami Roth said...

Oh, Tami, it's a wonderful Renaissance gothic arch!!! I loved reading your story of how it came to be and your funny postcards-hee! How fun that you visited a festival and could make an arch that will remind you of that day.

Ethel Amutan said...

Such a beautiful arch! I love the black and white image in the background. I'm glad you're able to chew food again, too. I can't wait to read about your treasure hunt. You always manage to find the most awesome stuff!

Dawne said...

lovely arch xxx

Mary-Beth said...

Fantastic arch!! I love your interpretation of the theme an your story was fun. I can only imagine the one from Stockholm!!!

Janny said...

Beautiful!

purplepaint said...

This is so cool!

shuggy said...

i love how different your style of creating is from mine. you are so artsy and i'm so cutesy!! you are amazing!