So when I read the theme for this months members blog event I literally froze. I was void of ideas. Tee Hee. I drew a blank from the end of bloody valentine until today. Not sure what that means for the time I have one day notice of the theme and to post. Oh well I digress. So bare with me while I explain why this work fits the theme.
Void: adj. Not valid syn: null, nonviable, useless noun a completely empty space. syn: nothingness, vacuum, emptiness Vacuum grabbed my creativity and revved it up into hight gear. But I had to use the scientific one not the household item. So my card lends to the poor confused victorian house wife who for the life of her can't figure out why the vacuum the sales man sold her is not getting anything clean. She had tea coming up and her confusion is growing.
I used a plethora of different mediums to color the vacuum (my homage to the theme of "void") I used: navy blue, brown, and purple ultra fine tip sharpie light blue watercolor pencils green hard lead color pencils grass, baby pink, and purple Chromatix blending markers ultra fine tip black sharpie for outline and white opaque Ranger pen for highlight
Every other part of the card is my current interpretation of the Victorian icons. The background, buttons, and flowers, down to the upholstery tacks at the corners of the sash, and the rose bud and time piece.
So me being the big nerd that I am (Math major at university) when my idea factory was on strike I of course looked up the word in a real life dictionary. Wow I know but thats just how I roll.
gold paint pen
Hope you all enjoyed my major stretch to follow the theme of March's member event