Saturday, May 25, 2013

An Original...this could start a trend!

As you know if you've been following my blog, I had a cycling accident recently that has left me in a cast (details here).  The plaster cast was replaced by a fibreglass one at the fracture clinic on Thursday, and while talking to some of my art friends later that day, a crazy, silly idea came to me.  
Karen Ellis at The Art House Studio does a live Ustream every Friday evening in which she does some sort of wonderful painting or mixed-media piece of art while chatting live with her viewers, so I thought it would be fun to challenge her with an unusual 'canvas'.

The result is fabulous!  We joked about putting her business card in all the area fracture clinics to drum up business!  
I have a wedding to attend on June 6th, so we also joked about needed it to be 'elegant' and I worried about what I could wear with it.  That's when Linda/Rappy suggested that I could dress it up with pearls.  Well, I don't have any pearls, but I did audition a few alternatives. LOL What do you think Linda?



Because of the cycling accident, Karen thought it needed a bicycle on it!  What you can't see is all the collage bits from a cycling map, that ironically even includes bits of the actual rural roads on which I was cycling that fateful day.  There's also dictionary text including 'bicycle' and 'crash' as well as some safety tips and cycling etiquette.  My favourite is the bit that says "Don't litter" (especially Gatorade bottles!!!).

You can watch the recording of the Ustream video here.

Karen, thank you so much for being such a great sport!  What a fun art experience!

18 comments:

  1. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! and the results are great. Sorry about your accident, but I had a similar experience last year biking. I broke 4 ribs, but sadly couldn't have decorated the results. She really might get some business with this adorable piece of art though! Get well quick!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne. I hear broken ribs are the worst! Ouch!!! Karen and I sure has fun while she was creating my 'cast-erpiece'

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  2. This is really funny! What a great idea and conversation piece for the wedding!

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    1. Thanks Roberta. It sure makes the situation a little more bearable. LOL

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  3. For sure you have made lemonade out of your lemons! Great idea (just hope I don't have to break something to try it out).

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    1. Thanks Susan...and remember, don't try this at home!

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  4. Love the way that came out. We (my husband and I) started watching the video, saw it was going to be 1 1/2 hours. I paused it, we went and made sandwiches, and then came back and ate lunch while we watched the whole video. :o) Does she paint on camera every week? I hope you're wearing turquoise to the wedding!

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    1. Thanks Jean. That's too funny that you watched over lunch! And yes, Karen does do live art every Friday evening. She's very creative and I've learned a lot of painting ideas and techniques by watching her. I'll have to shop for something to coordinate with the 'cast-erpiece'...turquoise would be perfect!

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  5. I didn't know about your accident. I've sort of been absent from Blogland recently. I love what Karen did with your cast. It's fantastic especially when you mentioned all the significant bits and pieces used to create it.

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    1. Thanks Janet. Karen is incredible. She pulled out all the stops on this one!

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  6. Nothing like having some fun with a bad experience. Maybe you could find some old formal elbow length gloves to wear at the wedding then your 'reveal' of the cast could be a good conversation started at the reception.

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    1. OMG Patricia, I love that idea. I wonder where I might be able to find one...maybe I could even sew a pair since the left hand might be tricky to fit. The wheels are turning...

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  7. Love the cast... It is good to keep a sense of humour with the down things life throws you...

    I went on a "tour" yesterday with friends yesterday and St. Jacobs was on our list to visit the group of 8's show. Judy is in our Burlington group. It was a great show and I loved seeing Judy's pieces, and yours. I wish we had more time to stop and study them. We also got to meet Kit who's blog I have followed for a while too. Great show!

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    1. Thanks. If you've got to have a cast it may as well be artful!

      I'm so glad you got to see our show in St Jacobs and that you got to meet Kit. She's an amazingly talented woman!

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  8. Great to see you having fun with your cast. It looks fabulous now - terrific job!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! Karen did a fabulous job and we had so much fun in the process!

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  9. What a wonderful way for you to stay inspired while injured. Karen did a stellar job.

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    1. We certainly had a lot of fun, and I've been getting a lot of compliments on it.

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