Monday, August 2, 2021

Second on the 2nd: Creative Hands


Please be aware.  If your Second on the 2nd post is the same as your T Tuesday post, please add your link both places.  

Many of you know I like to bring back a post that relates to the theme of the current host at Art Journal Journey And this month, our host is Neet from Hickydorums. Today I'm bringing back a post from 2014.  It hearkens back to the two years I participated in the weekly adventures of Journal 52.  The prompt for the week was Creative Hands, therefore the name of the title. 

Creative Hands

For our 18th week at Journal 52 (please note this link is no longer viable and Chelle stopped hosting at the end of 2015, which is the same time I stopped participating), Chelle's prompt is Creative Hands.   This was the perfect prompt, because I have an entire altered book dedicated to Hands.

This mixed media entry comes from an idea I had when I was making my Hands Altered Book (AB).  I hope you see (and read) the bit of humor, or possibly the premonition of our future, in this entry.

The substrate is the back of my week 17 entry.  In fact, you might even be able to see some of the feathers sticking beyond the substrate. (ED note: For that challenge, I created two weeks of art on each used file folder)

I'm not a very good stamper, and the feathers and bling on the back of this piece made it nearly impossible to get a good stamping surface.  However, I used an alphabet stamp set I was given that is made up of typewriter letters and numbers. (ED note: this is not the same set I used yesterday)

I used coordinating colors on the substrate, attempting to tie the two areas together.

I found the image in an old computer magazine, then I dissected an old, no longer used computer keyboard

to procure the embellishments.

What was it I said about keeping this book as flat as possible?  Well, looks like last week caused the flood gates to burst, and now it looks like anything is possible in this book.

Chelle suggested we doodle, draw, and color, but doodling and drawing are not my skills.  So I'll leave those skills in the capable hands of those who do.

Again, thanks for visiting.  And remember, this is the only place you'll see my HANDS, creative or not, because I'm not a member of Facebook or Flickr.


Apparently that was before Instagram.  I hope you enjoyed the look back.  I realize many of you don't care for Inlinkz, but since I don't pay for these links, I can only show one link at a time.  That means 16 hours after this link goes live, it would be null and void when we shared T Tuesday.  Therefore, we must use Inlinkz this month, dear friends. 

Now it's time to share your Second on the 2nd.  The rules are quite simple and everyone is welcome to join the fun look back.  All you have to do is bring back a post that you are especially proud of, or perhaps one you shared before anyone knew your blog existed.  Any post, any genre, any artistic endeavor is acceptable.  Then link below (direct links only, please) and Bleubeard and I, along with other Second on the 2nd friends, will be by to visit.  Please be aware this link is only open for five days, so linking on the 2nd is preferred.


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12 thoughtful remarks:

Iris Flavia said...

Great work and clever idea.
I´ve kept all the keys from my old keyboard for such fun, too.

Valerie-Jael said...

HI Elizabeth, good morning! Fun page today, lovely colours and nice take on Michelangelo! Have a great day, take care, and see you later at T! Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

A page that brings a smile. Nice nod to the Renaissance and Michelangelo, too.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I liked the take on Michaelangelo! I'm curious: How did you get interested in paper art and printing? It seems a very unique art/craft.

Meanwhile, thank you for stopping by my blog, and I've posted the link I'd forgotten to include for the audio book.

Have a great week.

Divers and Sundry said...

Cool! And I like how you framed it.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

very clever piece today Elizabeth !!! great job

and wavez two ewe bleu and squiggles; hope yur week end waz awesum and ya cauzed trubull ;) ☺☺♥♥

Lisca said...

Great creation! Great take on Michaelangelo's Creation.
With the stamped typewriter letters and the keyboard letters on the card it is a very good interpretation of the theme.
Happy Second of the Second.

My name is Erika. said...

It is great to see this vintage type page. I love those digital style hand and very clever how you added the shift and control keys. Seeing this is from before I knew you, it is fun to see. Hope it was a good second on the second. Hugs-Erika

nwilliams6 said...

Love your MM art here, Elizabeth - very much a preminition - we are getting there fast! Love it! Hugz

Halle said...

I don't remember seeing this one before. Very clever.

craftytrog said...

Such a clever page Elizabeth! I like the addition of those computer keys.

DVArtist said...

Very nice look back. Have a great evening.