It's a while since I submitted anything for Illustration Friday - so here you have an ode to the Snowy Blues. The theme for the week was was "Deja Vu" - yep been there, done that, got the snowy Tshirt!
Behind the scenes I am doing some boring Video chores, so while files were rendering and I was twiddling my thumbs I decided to "play" a little and create an entry for Illustration Friday. Their theme this week is Artificial. I think my Vintage Manga Mamma meets the criteria and it was fun to cook up a little bit of silliness.
it's more than just a dance it's capture and surrender on a hot steamy night when a dress all flimsy and light clings to curves and beckons you to hold on tight to flip and to twirl to race the cobblestones beneath your feet
it's more than just a dance as the music and the beat steal your heart fill your head and you dance your dizzy steps with a passionate frenzy irresistible and wild the music of the Tango leads you on marie otero
Not really sure why, but I decided to use an image of one of New York City's ballerinas as the basis for the digital collage I had in mind. I took the photo of the City Ballet poster outside the Javit's Center a week or so ago.
I liked the simple outlines of the image once I'd pulled it out of the photograph and from there, well the complexities of the collage seemed to marry well with the theme of the week and speaks to the artisitc endeavour required to perform some of their amazing (and intricate) dances.
This week's topic for Illustration Friday is Repair so it seems timely to create a piece of art that begs for us to fix the greatest of our World's ills - namely Peace!
This is also a particularly poignant topic for our Family, as we send the oldest of our sons off to Afghanistan on Sunday. This is not the first time Ryan has been deployed to the Middle East, he has already spent many, many months in Iraq and thankfully survived those experiences, physically at least.
I wish at some point the politicians would come to understand that the "right to life" does not just exist below the belt, but extends also to the the men and women of many nations who put themselves out there to fight as ordered, whether they believe the cause to be valid or not.
Ryan, we wish you Godspeed a safe journey and safe return.
My name is Marie Otero. I'm a mixed media artist and spend my life hopping between my beloved Australia and the US. My current passion is digital art and photography, but I love to create new and fun stuff with almost anything I can lay my hands on.