Michelle Burnett, the beautiful, multi-talented, exceptionally creative, originator of "Following the Masters" challenge presented the work of Joquin Sorolla y Bastida as the reference for this month's challenge. I always have a little "spin" towards a humorous adaptation of the piece. So on this one, I tried to do a Don Johnson "Sonny Crockett" type beach bum eyeing this attractive throwback from the 1800s. He's no doubt thinking "Yo, what's up with this...gotta check it out..she may be playing my tune". She, on the other foot, is probably thinking. "Hmmm, we didn't have his sort in the 19th century....He may appear somewhat primitive by some standards, however, ..he is definitely one big "hottie". I have decided to title my rendition: : "Miami Vice Reruns on A&E".
Karin Jurick's ever popular Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge provided a reference photo of a NYC traffic scene. It depicts a number of vehicles amassed on the city street in a frantic hurry to get someplace they don't want to get to in the first place. It also depicts a plethora of ugly buildings rising so high that they might seem to be attempting to tickle the feet of God. It may be that God doesn't like His feet tickled. So He took out His eraser and got to work. Okay...so He's gonna need a bigger eraser.
"Fire in the Sky"
If Deb Kierce lived back in the "Old West", and was as fast on the draw with a pistol as she is with a paintbrush...Billy the Kid wouldn't have stood a chance. Her artwork, featured above, is entitled "Fire in the Sky". Deb was first to submit a rendition for this month's "Sunrise/Sunse" challenge for Windows to the Words. Unfortunately, Deb's submission is the only one so far. Can no one paint the sky?...Enya can...so can you. Granted, you won't do as good as God does, but He has a bigger canvas and more colors. Painting a sunset has a degree of flexibility. If you're doing a portrait, and add an extra eye, then you're in for a bit of criticism. If you add a little extra cloud in a sunset painting, no one will notice. C'mon..give it a try. Send it to JPolderndirt2@yahoo.com
Next month's challenge will be Old Folks..Love Them Wrinkles!!! I don't have any photos for that subject yet. Why doesn't anyone have a camera? Why doesn't anyone know any old people? Why doesn't my E-Mail box overflow with photo submissions? Why do cigarettes cost five bucks a pack? Oops...I digress. Sowwy. Send me a photo of some old coot like me with plenty of tale-telling wrinkles. Send to Jpolderndirt2@yahoo.com
And the WTTW submissions for last month's Children, Part 2 were very nice, indeed and can be viewed by clicking right HERE.
Blog thought: Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton