Friday, August 9, 2013

Time To Get Surreal

**Note:  I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last blogged. No, I did not fall into a hole, nor was I abducted by aliens.  I've just gotten kind of bogged down with life, and I'm working on eliminating some of the things that have been cluttering things up for me, both literally and figuratively.  Now, back to the scheduled program....


"If you see a bus crash into someone’s front porch while a caged dog barks in the side yard, near a man in a business suit who is grilling hamburgers, you might call that a surreal image. Things that are surreal combine unrelated elements to create a bizarre scene."

That's the definition of surreal that I found on Vocabulary.com.  It is also the theme of the current ATC swap at Michele's Little Bird Studio.  What to do, what to do?

I've always loved phrenology head images and find them to be rather surreal, so I decided to start there, and used the Invoke Arts stamp.  And I decided that the head exploding and releasing butterflies would do the trick.

 

 
 
I figured the back should be as surreal as the front, and I always like to refer to my home town and favorite city in the world, so I came up with this:
 
 
 
C'mon, Lady Liberty with my head on a platter, gotta love it.
 
I'm delivering my swaps to Michele today, and I look forward to seeing what I'll be getting in return.


 


8 comments:

Patzee said...

Your ATCs are surreally cool! I love Lady Liberty holding your head up high as a beacon lighting the way.

Patzee said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere!

Heidi Bound said...

LOVE these, Eileen! You know butterflies always make me smile. I love the beautiful colors and your fun theme. Looking forward to seeing you later today.

teri said...

Fabulous

Dorothy said...

Very cool!!

Bearcrazyman said...

Amazing as always

Lori said...

Yep, know how you love the head! Lol. She looks great with butterflies coming out the top! Lol. Glad at least someone is motivated to purge. Wanna come to Iliinois?

Anita Houston said...

AWESOME ATC's! Love the heads and the colors!