Happy Pi Day!!
Hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Saturday, filled with sunshine, blue skies, signs of Spring that are not teasers and PIE! The local radio station (Calgary, CBC) conducted a 'pie contest' yesterday morning and of the 10 contestants (narrowed from a rather immense field), the winning pie - as chosen by a restaurant reviewer and chef - was a tourtiere. I'm not a fan of meat pies (sorry...icky!), but I was pleased to hear that a rhubarb pie was runner up. Yummm. Anyway, you're not here for pie-chatter (though I bet I have you hankering for a piece...with ice cream...right now)...
Today, Inkspirational Challenge #78, as chosen by our wonderful, talented team-mate, Yvonne, is 'She Art':
Yvonne is incredibly talented and innovative with this style. As you'll see, so too is our amazing guest designer, Lyndal, and the rest of my inspiring team- mates: Sandie, Marina, Shauna, Yvonne, Nonni, Pia, and Kim. To say you'll be wowed by their creativity is an understatement.
She Art is a style that I truly had no idea about until I did some much-needed research. I found amazing artwork, but no way could I translate it 'properly,' as...well, I don't have any images of women in my collection! I know, I know....I did, for a brief second, think about using my restroom woman die, but...yeah, no! That would be just wrong...and I also thought about some fancy maneuvers with my fairy die. Nope. Uh-uh. (Fairy-Frankensteined does not a good impression make - thanking my sister for the perspective when I ran my idea past her. How right she is!)
I returned (many times!) to the images/sites that showcased She Art and, finally, found another path: even though much She Art is rife with funky, fabulous images of women, and multiple mixed media techniques, at its heart are underlying, uplifting messages. Messages of encouragement, guidance, empowerment; messages of standing strong and exuding confidence.
My card has the kind of messages I'd like my niece to hear, especially as she is growing up, so too is the world opening up for her. It's 'immense' out there and I so want her to find her way to be who she is, and be proud, strong, confident. I know she'll be awesome!
Please visit the incredible cards over at Inkspirational, and join us in creating your version of She Art. The winner will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.
I'll see you in the gallery!
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Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!