Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Hot wheels

Before cars were invented, what did little boys play with? Did they have specially adapted carts with added horse power? Were there flames painted down the sides? Did the wheels sparkle? Can a carriage and four perform the same level of stunts?

It must have been a dull old world...

An abstract homage to Hot Wheels for The Three Muses 'automobile' challenge. Photographs of some seriously cool cars layered up in Photoshop with a texture I made by taking a pic of my dirty car and a stamped block by KPertiet.

I took the photos of the toys sitting on the roof of my Ford Focus to capture a nice bit of reflection and add that certain je ne sais quoi. One of the neighbours saw me and then pretended he hadn't noticed such bizarre behaviour... I'm surprised they're not used to it by now.

Vrooom vrooom.....

23 comments:

  1. I take the road with you!!
    Love your art work, vrey original and creative.
    Pat

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  2. i love your interpretation! really unique!

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  3. A great interpretation. Very clever work! xx

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  4. Great art for the automobile challenge. I'll be posting for the first time today to the Three Muses challenge. I'm getting on the challenge bandwagon it seems.

    Darla

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  5. Love your car post today. Had to laugh about the neighbors watching you and how you said they should be used to it by now. So funny.

    This is quite an inventive way to photograph.
    Very unique.

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  6. ~that is wild! a crazy picture very unique and fascinating...i too get odd looks from our neighbors when i am armed with my camera...oh well...let them look! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  7. This is so unique and cool...awesome job girlfriend...&@#% the neighbors and full speed ahead!

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  8. I had to laugh at that last paragraph in your story. (about your neighbour) LOL
    I'ts digital MAGIC what you've created ! Very fascinating and inspiring.

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  9. A very lovely piece of art Lisa, loved your post and can totally sympathise about the neighbour thing.

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  10. A digital work of art! Very unique and oh so creative!

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  11. What a fun interpretation of this week's challenge, Lisa! Creative and classy. Who cares what the neighbors think! We love it.

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  12. Don't you love it when your neighbours (or others who catch you being "weird" have to pretend to not notice? Here's to being odd!

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  13. I love this. Happy AEDM!
    Stay inspired!

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  14. This is really funky - like it! I would love to have photoshop - one day.

    I had to smile thinking of your neighbours face and imagining his thoughts. When I'm out I sometimes take photos of bizarre things and see people wondering why. People need to exercise their imaginations more. Lol.

    Kat :-)

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  15. One time I was taking a photo of my neighbors sweet and squat little palms. I was holding my camera right in the center and shooting down. I had to get on my tip toes and as I was doing this I looked up and there was one of the house's residents, looking at me through the picture window. I smiled and waved. My neighbors all think I am a little kooky so... I let them.

    Fabulous, as always - dear one!

    Love love love this!!

    See my aedm2010 check in here.

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  16. oh the memories - this is perfect

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  17. Great piece, your art is always fascinating. Brits ar so elegant, brazilians never pretend not noticing our bizarre behavior ;)

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  18. I love your stylish homage to the automobile. Fantastic artwork - absolutely unique.

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