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Saturday, June 6, 2009
"Vintage Bathing Beauties" - "Sexy Back" and "Cruel Summer"
This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Vintage Bathing Beauties.” I ended up making two postcards.
The first one was a stretch for me, because I forced myself to use more of a collage technique, which I’m weak at. I tried to make it playful, fun, and unconventional. The words are lyrics from the song Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake. I was being facetious, because her bathing suit is far from sexy.
I made the second one because the young woman’s face haunted me, so I had to use her. She looked very sad. I ended up thinking of the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama, and imagined her being sad over a temporary separation from her lover, and being alone on the beach. The words are lyrics from that song.
A thank you goes to Marie for telling me how she made the bubbles in her Art Creations Friday – Forever blowing bubbles artwork. I’m not using the same program as she is, but I was able to figure out how to do it in GIMP. She’s part of a group starting a new challenge, The Three Muses, so you can check out their site if you want to learn more about it.