Monday, November 24, 2008
I made this for Sunday Postcard Art's Joker challenge, and Crazy Amigos' Hand challenge, and then it turned into art therapy for me. Ava and I rented the movie Funny Games last week and it was so horribly disturbing that we couldn't watch but about 10 minutes of it, but we've been unable to get it out of our heads. We mistakenly assumed that, because it had that cute Naomi Watts in it, it would be good. But we were wrong. Cute house dress, though. Among the many things that horrified us about this film were the two weirdly polite androgynous serial killers clad in tennis attire and, of all things, white Al-Jolson-like gloves. IMDB says the film is about how "depictions of violence reflect and shape our culture." Give me a break! Ava hates this card. I made it pink and green, my favorite colors (Arty Girlz) in my attempt to desensitize myself to this piece of pretentious, stylish violence-porn, but I don't think it's working. I put little white bubbles all over my collage, and I even added lace and flowers and an inspirational quote and funny little dog, and Ava still hates its guts. Anyway... you are forbidden to even think about watching this movie. Glov-ed freaks!
This award flew all the way from the Netherlands from Audrey by way of Shannon's blog in California. Isn't it pretty? I'd like to pass it and another award:
on to some of the most creative and inspirational women I know because they are the bees knees and "they are artists who invest and believe in the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated." So propagate on, Sistahs!
Sharon, Sandy, Bev, Janet, Heather, Barbara, and Giggles, and Rosie.
Roc, I know you already got the Kreativ Blogger, but the Proximity Award is for you and Audrey and Shannon, you too! Everyone should check out the blogs of these incredible women and be sure to read Shannon's good news about her gallery show next month.