arrrrrgh it has been TWO WEEKS since i've done a challenge at something completely different, which is especially upsetting because this month's format is ARCHES! i looooooooooove arches!!! sheesh. anyway, sliding in at the very VERY last minute with this week's theme of stars i decided to cheat and (sort of/kind of) copy van gogh's starry night. because if you're going to copy...pick something AWESOME, right?!
since i am emphatically NOT an oil painting genius, my version consists of spray inks, watercolors, and hand- and machine-stitching for texture. ok, it's a loose version. very loose. no town, no trees, no mountains...i stuck with the much-easier-to-render stars and swirls. of course, my canvas is a lot smaller (roughly 7x6"); on the plus side, i do still have both my ears! :)
tune in next week when i'll be re-creating boticelli's la primavera entirely out of elbow macaroni.**
*speaking (tangentially) of the band "ok, go!": i did not think anything could beat the here it goes again video for sheer creative hilarity; but that was before i saw THE DOGS!!! :) :) :)
**kidding! (it's a funny mental picture though, isn't it? i'm seeing an entire gallery of the uffizi devoted to masterpieces made of pasta!) (...i should really not write blogposts whilst hungry, should i...?!)