If you believe they put a man in the moon, you can also believe they will open a Starbucks soon. I can already see it being named "Moonbucks".
Now, don't get me wrong, you know how I looooove starbucks, I totally buy the whole -happiness packaged in a cardboard cup- thing, they make you feel good about spending 5 dollars for a coffee that costs 95 cents across the street at the gas station. Still we love our Starbucks. At least I do, it really influences my art (haven't you noticed? :) Maybe historians will look back at these period of my art and call it: "the coffee obsession period" :P
We are so used to buying the brands and falling for the merchandising. I am guilty of this, I admit it. I watch TV, see the commercials and fall for the advertisement. I am amazed at the marketing industry, they can basically tell you what to buy and at what price, and we will most certainly will.
This is a coffee cup from, you guessed.. starbucks! I painted a moon where the logo used to be. I painted it red because sometimes when I don't know how to start and I feel blocked, I just go and paint it all red. It makes the paper (or in this case, the cup) less intimidating. Blank paper scares me because sometimes I feel that I might ruin the pristine virginal white, but since it's red, it's ruined anyway, so I feel more free to draw whatever I want, which usually ends up in something I like.
I used some collage and found papers, and I hung a key chain tag where I wrote "this is free art".
I enjoyed working in something else that just plain paper, which reminded me that literally "The world is our canvas" it just needs some gesso-ing and you're all set.
Sorry you guys for posting this today instead of yesterday, there's lots of things going on at the same time, including a broken AC in a 85 degree house. (which is part of the reason why these pictures were taken outside! :)
Please visit these contributions for this week:
Goddess Moon by the Granola Poet