Thursday, October 22, 2020

Rain's Thursday Art Date: Urban Legend


Today is Thursday, which means we're meeting at Rain's for her Thursday Art Date.  This week the theme is Urban Legend.

I'm not sure this is an urban legend, because it isn't creepy.  That is, unless you are like me and actually suffer from this disorder that irritates your skin so badly, you really can feel a pea under your mattress.

This was for a challenge.  I ran a used file folder through my ink jet printer and printed the image of the princess sitting on 20 mattresses and 20 feather beds who was unable to sleep because there was something hard under her bed.  The words were printed on the ink jet printer, too.

The Eye of Providence, or the all-seeing eye of God, seen here on the U.S. dollar bill, and scanned, then printed on my laser printer, has been taken by some to be evidence of a conspiracy involving the Illuminati and the founding fathers of the United States.  You can see where the eye is on the U.S. Dollar bill.  I circled it on the plastic cover of the faux U.S. dollar.  This is in my Money altered book.

This same eye, supposedly an urban legend, is also shown on this two page spread in my Money altered book.

And this last one is not exactly an urban legend, but definitely a legend.  First thought up by Hans Christian Anderson, this fairy tale about a King and his new clothes became the impetus for these two pages I created in one of my altered books.

Page 1
 
and Page 2.  I also thought of this as a love story.
 
All altered book art created by me.  Bleubeard was exasperated because he could not pick any urban legends today.  He also suspects I couldn't either.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by.  I am truly grateful to you, my friends, followers, readers, and lurkers for visiting.  Please also join me at Rain's Thursday Art Date where I suspect we'll see some genuine urban legends.

24 thoughtful remarks:

Christine said...

I loved these fairy tales and urban legends, lovely work Elizabeth.

Valerie-Jael said...

You found some good ones, well done. I gave up before I started. I still have such a back-log of things to show from the various courses. At the moment I'm taking one with Laly Mille. Look after yourself, take care, hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Good ones! Funny enough I put my big king-frog out on the balcony table the other day. He sure would´ve loved this!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

I love and am excited about your posting on Rain's topic. Fairy tales are beautiful to me. It doesn't have to be so scary, I think. Everybody as he wishes!!!
I wish you a good day and take care of yourself, hugs Elke

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Elizabeth, that's a super book page of the Princess and the Pea love it's perspective captured magnificently. Like life i'm not sure what's real or unreal, legend or myth.. crazy times for sure. I often wonder if those stories of old are taken from life's experiences. Great pages and glad I got chance to come visit today, i'll do much better very soon.. Stay safe Hugs Tracey xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely adorable post, those fairytales are fabulous. xx

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

el de la princesa y el guisante es bien conocido también en mi país, como un cuento para niños.

Te agradezco tu visita y comentario en mi blog.

Gillena Cox said...

WoW very creative process. Luv all yourpieces today. Happy Thursday

much❤love

Laurie said...

👍👍👍👍👍❤️

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Princess and the pea, and the Emperor's New clothes.. haven't heard either for such a long time Elizabeth, enjoyed seeing your pages today 💜

Birgit said...

When I took a quick glance at your second pic, I thought you made a coffin out of a collage of money which I thought was a great thinking page about how money can lead people astray. Love the Princess and the Pea with the old look to it. Love the Emperors New Clothes which reminds me of a certain President. Funny, I mention Frogs on my post today, but vastly different.

Rain said...

Hi Elizabeth! I've heard about the Illuminati conspiracy! Very cool urban legend! And no, they don't have to be spooky at all! I love your Fairy Tale piece! It's very sweet! :) Oh, I'd feel that pea too...even under 100 mattresses...

My name is Erika. said...

Urban Legend would be a tough one for me. But nice picks. Especially the eye pyramid on the dollar bill. This was a fun post to read! Keeping it short as I have things I must go do and don't want to end up like yesterday not getting to checking in on blogs until late. Have a great Thursday my friend. Hugs-Erika

Dawn said...

Very creative work with several fairy tales or legends involved.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

craftytrog said...

Some great examples for the challenge Elizabeth!
Hope you're having a good week.
Alison xx

DVArtist said...

Great post. Well done on the U.L. with some nice art too. Enjoy your day.

Divers and Sundry said...

Urban legends don't have to be creepy, I don't think. Our culture is so filled with baseless conspiracy theories that I look back on the older internet urban legend days with a certain amount of nostalgia :(

da tabbies o trout towne said...

I'd like to find the reason I couldn't sleep was because cash was
under the mattress !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥♥

Sandra Cox said...

I love the froggy legend:)
I didn't realize you had ultra sensitive skin. That has to be a challenge at times.
Stay safe and be healthy, friend.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

I have heard that "legend" about the All Seeing Eye of God on the dollar bill ... another conspiracy theory that our airwaves are full of these days. I usually choose not to listen or believe because they tend to lead the mind astray. And I love the poor naked frog king ... that is a funny story but holds a lot of meaning on how easily people (and frogs) can be misled.

As for "Bleubeard, I don't blame him for being upset. The legend of the black cat passing in front of you would have been perfect for him (though I know he is not quite black). It was a missed opportunity and he knows it :) Fun post, Elizabeth. And I am ever so glad that you voted no matter who you voted for. We need to support one of our most precious rights. Stay well my friend ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Betty said...

what a clever and creative idea with the 'seeing eye'

NatureFootstep said...

I think the princess fairytale is from a writer in Denmark. But as I remember she got her prince :) :)
The Kings new clothes is also familiar to me. Nice artwork :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

The Princess and the Pea was one of my favourite stories when I was young! When I was teaching we made a model of the bed and the children sewed their own colourful mattresses to go on the bed! A useful and enjoyable hand/eye co-ordination exercise! Love the last page even though its frogs!! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

These are wonderful interpretations of your challenge theme. I like all of them very much, although they are all very different, which is a tribute to you and your skill in not just "doing the same thing." Nice!