Friday, July 18, 2008

"Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink. Know What I Mean?"

The title of my blog has nothing to do with this post. We just watched Monty Python's Flying Circus on BBC America tonight and the sketches always stick in my brain for a long time afterwards. Kinda explains things, doesn't it?!

Anyways, as always, these scans must be looked at with one eye closed and the open one sort of blurry in order to see past the crusty scanner. ;) These pages (8x8 each) were done for Dorothy. I think they turned out pretty well. I liked the nice color combination (her choosing).

Obviously I liked this combo so much that I also did these pages for a round robin book belonging to the very talented Teresa Stebbins of OH:

They are oriented in the book just like you see them here (top and bottom). I liked working in this perspective, with the spine of the book horizontal. Although, it did take me a little while to get going on them. I really wanted the top page to be of the sky and the bottom to be of the earth so they would mesh together well. I would like to explore making something like this with painting.
So...if you are STILL here (bless you if you are, my friends!) then I have a surprise for you! While on my blue and brown kick I made THIS gothic arch:

Do you like it? Would you like to have it? Well, I am giving it away to a lucky reader who leaves a comment on this post! Yay! Or at least, I hope you are saying yay! Heh Heh! Just leave a comment about anything and I will put your name in a drawing next FRIDAY July 25th and pick the lucky winner! If you don't have a blog, please email me your email address ( so I can notify you if you win!
So that's all for tonight, my sweet poppets! I will leave you with a quote from another one of my favorite British comedies Thin Blue Line with Rowan Atkinson: "I once possessed a whoopie cushion. I never deployed it, of course, but the capacity was there."


sandee said...

Oh goodie! I'm the only ne here so maybe I'll win it by default!

Your work is bee-you-tee-ful!!!

Maija said...

I just adore the blue and brown themes you used! Yes, throw my name in the hat- please!

LuLu said...

Bonjour Tamara! Nice meeting you! I noticed you had stopped by my blog for a visit so I had to stop by yours too. Your art is wonderful and so poetic. Please add my name to your drawing! Take care, LuLu

Tally O said...

Tamara - it was so wonderful to finally meet you! I'm not leaving a comment to win the goody - as it's already been won (boo for me), but I just wanted to know about those cute little flowers you have on a few of your pieces - are those hand drawn? a rubber stamp?