Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Legs like tree trunks


When I post up an art challenge entry I always like to add a few words inspired by the subject matter. This piece however is a challenge in itself - Legs. What do I write about legs?

I could confess that I am applying tinted moisturiser to mine to tone down the illuminous glow that threatens to announce everyone of my arrival now that summer is here. In fact, one dark summer evening many years ago while walking to the pub through the countryside, a friend commented that he was using my legs as his guiding light. It took me a while to live that one down. I was also once likened to a Swan Vesta after returning from a bike ride. My white limbs forming the body of the match and the red tip my face and crash helmet. Don't I just have the nicest friends?

Yes, I could talk about my own legs. Or I might mention that I've had the ZZ Top song of the same name rumbling round my head for the past 24 hours... I won't put a link to it, or you'll all be suffering alongside me.

To be completely cryptic I might explain that while I was cutting and snipping last night I was half watching a TV programme about start up businesses - the business experts were exploring which ideas had 'legs'...

Nah, after all that perhaps I'll just try and explain what this piece is trying to say. It's the result of some multi-tasking. My experimental art course collage homework and the The Three Muses challenge. I browsed my magazine pile for appendages and let inspiration guide me. I came up with this street in Beverley Hills - you know the one - lined with designer stores, palm trees and the beautiful. Glitz and glamour - and liberal amounts of tinted body moisturiser!

19 comments:

  1. rodeo drive baby!
    you've got legs! what a fun, funny read this post was!
    thanks for popping by!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina was here!

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  2. Lisa, you are so funny--this couldn't get any better!

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  3. you are a smile generator ;-)

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  4. Great legs indeed - glitzy and fun. The high platform shoes are back and more stylish than ever (as you show here)- but can be hard to wear. They always make one's legs look good though. Cheers Lisa!

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  5. Heheh...very very funny! like your legs piece too :-)

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  6. rather surreal legs - love the writing

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  7. Wow Lisa this is amazing.
    Stunning work. Looks beautiful.

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  8. Wow, only you could come up with such quirky collage artwork! I'm having such fun with your work. Thank you!

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  9. Amazing piece,
    fantastic take on the theme!

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  10. so funny - always like your stories :)

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  11. What a fantastic and original piece! You have illustrated your title perfectly. I loved to read your leg stories, too!

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  12. Whow, your artwork is amazing
    and so creative. Love it.

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  13. I'm glad you let your muse inspire you to just go with the flow. This is wondrous!

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  14. So fun to be reminded of all the ways we can think about legs! Great piece, great post! ~Sharon

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  15. Being a writer, you will know all about stream of consciousness writing. This reminds me of stream of consciousness art!! Wonderful result of your free thinking and letting your fingers do the walking through your magazine stash! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great take on this theme. Really wonderful.

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  17. All I can say is ...GREAT LEGS!!
    But seriously. You're a hoot Lisa. Love your work, and your dedication. You amaze me. This one is pretty cool

    A
    xx

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  18. Your tree trunk/leg collage is wonderful! I love your sense of humour and your artistry and I thoroughly enjoy your written pieces. Fair skin runs in my family. One of my daughters is teased about "glowing in the dark" but, in a country where there is an excess of sunshine, protecting the skin is much better than growing a melanoma.

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