Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 21 of the 31 Days of Halloween

A while back I peeked into the Vent to find a discussion going on about "Tilda" stamps. As I've said before, my whole career was built on "cute" so I try to avoid it now. Alex expressed a strong distaste for them as well as for clowns and porcelain dolls. So this digital collage is called Alex's Nightmare" and came to me as a result of that discussion.


There are stamps in there - the skull on the piper's face from 100 Proof Press and the rats from Artful Impressions.   From the internet I got the book form (My Journal), the dreamy background (Sol Stock on Deviantart), the piper ( University of South Florida literary files) and the many images of Joan Walsh Anglund's Halloween children. They are my generation's "mouthless" kids since I didn't want to actually buy any "Tilda " stamps. I have one book by Ms. Anglund but they are Christmas rather than Halloween kids. That's my clown doll (vinyl, not porcelain) made by kish & company  to resemble the Picasso clown in the print. There are lots of filters on everything. The Hamelin buildings are a font called Cityscapes. As I was finishing up, my dear husband asked if Alex liked rats and I said, "Oh, dear, I hope not. That would ruin every thing!".

Please use the blogroll on the right side of the page to continue on the hop- Lisa is next- or start at the beginning by using the link to Terra's blog.There are wondrous things to behold! Thanks for the encouraging comments that you've left here for me. I do enjoy them so much!!

14 comments:

Alex said...

Oh my goodness!! This is WONDERFUL and very, VERY creepy, but I still LOVE IT!!! I am grinning ear to ear, lol!

Alex said...

oh - and rats, nope not so much, it is the hairless tail thing :)

DonnaMundinger said...

How fitting that Alex saw this first. Love, love, LOVE it! so frickin' cool and creative! xxD

P.S. I still have a bunch of those Joan Walsh Anglund books from my childhood. I'll never look at them the same way again. LOL We must be of the same vintage.

Kristina said...

Sharon,
Wow, when I first saw your digi work here I was like Oh my how creepy, and oh boy not those no face kids! but I read your writing and it give a hole new perspective. I do not like Tilda, or Tilda like stamps either. Nor clowns that was in my "Whats your phobia blog hop" However, your piece here is just awesome and very clever! You are just so freakin talented wither it be digital or not. This is a very clever nightmare! I love how you colored and "filtered" all your images. You inspire me all the time!
Peace,
Kristy

silvia said...

AWESOME!!!

Celeste said...

WOW! I love this!!!! You rocked this!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

LOL, love the origin of your inspiration and what a fabulous nightmare piece resulted!

Jane said...

Wow awesome love it
hugs xxx

~Lady B~ said...

Bwaahahaha! I LOVE every bit of this! Absolutely Brilliant! Your work always amazes and inspires me!

Pam Schmidt said...

What a fantastic rendering. It tells quite a story. Thank you for sharing.

Dieverdog said...

This is so neat- another neat story behind it as usual. I love the pied-piper of the creepy-cute! The rats fit in just perfectly at the bottom. Those are Joan Walsh Anglund drawings aren't they? I remember her work from when I was little - I always thought it funny they had no noses or mouths!

Julia said...

Amazing project! Love your creativity, you always inspire me.
Hugs,
Julia

Steph said...

LMAO, what a brilliant piece of art! Love all the little details and your story behind it.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

You do cute and creepy VERY well! Lol! It's amazing!