keskiviikko 24. kesäkuuta 2009

The Three Muses: Wild Things


Kun olin juhannusviikonloppuna ongella, ajoin ajatella, että kyllä kalatkin ovat sentään aika villejä ja vapaita otuksia. Niinpä tein tämänkertaisesta Three Muses -haasteesta, jonka aiheena on "Wild Things", altsukirjaani aukeaman kaikenlaisista vedenelävistä. Osa on villin näköisiä, osa niin villejä että lähtevät lentoon. - Maalasin kuvien taustan akryyliväreillä, kuplat leimailin pesusienellä ja verkon sabluunana käytin sipulipussia. Itse otusten kuvat ovat kiiltokuvia, kopioita vanhasta kalakirjasta sekä muutama postimerkki. Merilevien kuvat tulostin kalvolle, ja lentokalojen siivet leikkasin itkupillin arkista. Vieläköhän sitä uskaltaa mennä uimaan, jos vesi on täynnä tällaisia eläviä?

Last weekend, when I was fishing on the lake at my summer cottage, I started to think that the fish are pretty wild things, too. So for this week's Three Muses' challenge "Wild Things" I made these pages with many wild and free fish - some of them just look wild, some are so wild that they have started to fly. - I painted the background with acrylics, stamped the bubbles with a sponge, and used an onion bag as a stencil for the net. The images of the fish and other creatures are glossy pictures, copies from a vintage fish book plus some postage stamps. The seaweeds are printed on a transparency, and the wings are cut from a collage sheet of itkupilli. - Well, do I still dare to go swimming if the water is full of creatures like these?

19 kommenttia:

  1. What a great idea to send the wild things for a swim!! I love the creativity of this one! Thanks so much for joining our challenge!

    VastaaPoista
  2. Eila, I am in awe of your creative resourcefulness and what you have achieved. This is absolutely delightful.

    VastaaPoista
  3. this must have taken ages. what a lot of things to see. Love the idea of using an onion net for stamping .

    VastaaPoista
  4. Wow Ella. You HAVE to see this in CLOSE-UP !
    ( I hope that every one will do that)
    The wings that you add and the sea shells at the bottom. There is so mch to see !
    What a splendid entry !

    VastaaPoista
  5. It is wonderful to see all the different "wild things". I love your fish swimming in their beautiful sea of blue. Wonderful work! (And I see they have company below - frogs and butterflies! How lovely!)

    VastaaPoista
  6. Very creative! Awesome subject and colors and a great take on the theme! Hugs, Terri

    VastaaPoista
  7. Ooh, lovely colours and beautiful fishes.

    VastaaPoista
  8. To swim with them? No, I would be scared... :O)

    VastaaPoista
  9. This looks great, Eila! And the colors are wonderful.

    VastaaPoista
  10. Beautiful collage work. The transparencies really look wonderful with this. Swimming? I don't know????!!!!! :)

    VastaaPoista
  11. I live at the beach and there are definitely some wild things in the ocean here. I love your portrayal, when I take my walk in the morning I will think of your entry.

    VastaaPoista
  12. I love it! But I think you have caught them all in your net.
    Ali xx

    VastaaPoista
  13. Wow! Beautiful - I love your aquarium! The colours are wonderful.

    VastaaPoista