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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Candy apples and Johnny Cash for Summer of colour week 5

You know how sometimes when you are listening to a song that you have heard many times and a line suddenly sticks in your mind that you haven’t really noticed before ? surely it happens to other people too?

Anyway a line from ‘Walk the Line’ by Johnny Cash has been running through my mind so I used it as the basis for my Summer of Colour piece this week where the colour pair is

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I wanted to play with layered repetition of a basic shape and chose some arrows to pile up to create a pleasing abstract piece. 

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But I couldn’t find a good way to add words so I tried another version

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which did work with the Johnny Cash words

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and then I kept experimenting

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and then used a different set of arrows to experiment with how much of the letters can be blurred but still be read

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I’m really pleased with all three looks and still love these words, especially for us creative types.  Wishing you all an eyes wide open week.

Looking to see how others use these colours – each week I’m blown away at the wonderful gallery of pieces created from pixels and paper and fabric and paint and …

14 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I think the second to last one is my favorite this week. My red/yellow create with an emphasis on "heat" will be posted on Friday.
Rinda

Melinda said...

oh I LIKE them all! lol...thanks for stopping by!

Cheri said...

I'm with Rinda... that second to last one really pops!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

These are fantastic, Helena. My favorite is the final one. Oh and how I love that Johnny Cash song! My dad was a musician and sang country music, and that's one that he used to do. Now I'll have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day, but that's fine by me.

And I think any of these would make awesome postcards!

Linda said...

these are all very eye catching abstracts-and I agree with Deb that they would make awesome postcards!

Kristin said...

xo

Miriam said...

The second and last one's for me too. I love that you show us all the versions Helena.

Tracy said...

I like the way you explored this theme and how the arrows end up being an abstract background.

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

My favorite is no. 5. Think the balance is so just right :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

So cool and creative! I love them all! Great use of this week's vivid colors!

Shahrul Niza said...

These looks like a fun play!!. Love seeing the many trials, they all look inspiring :).

Denise Price said...

Wow, these are great, eye-catching pieces!

Natasha said...

These are all wonderful!!! Love the arrows and the message. Works so well with these colours as well. :)

Gail said...

I think they all look great but that second from the last is my favourite.