Thursday, 24 March 2011

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

inspriation avenue -Spring

Dearest Minions,
Here is my entry to this week's Inspiration Avenue, the challenge is Spring. This card is for two wonderful friends who have just had their first child. So it is a card for the awakening creation that springs around us.


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Sometimes they come back- Darkside challenge

Dearest Minions,

                            This is my entry to the latest darkside challenge. It is a stamped image on to a jigsaw which was painted with Gesso and sponged with distress inks. The text is something that buzzed round my head after I read the challenge. Not fab and clear but was alot of fun to do.

Text says" everyting was fine, days swam into night, I was washed by dreamless sleep. Until the day when I saw the crown on the broken fence. I knew it would begin again. Sometimes they come back."


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Frankenstein - MOnSteRouS ReFleCtIoNS

Dearest Minions,

As someone interested in world domination and Monsters, it was only natural that I went to see the National Theater's screening of Frankenstein. Let me start by saying the play is wonderful; amazing performances by both of the leads and supporting cast. The lighting effects are stunning and the prose is thought provoking and lyrical.

This is a play that makes you question what you have seen. For me the monster and Victor Frankenstein are mirror images of the base pride that allows people to excuse their actions to them selves. Anyone within the play who shows kindness to the monster is killed by the monster, all the beautiful beseeching sentiments can not mask a killer. While Victor Frankenstein justifies his cruelty and abandonment of principles, compassion and respect by quoting his intelligence and superiority.

The two monsters become intangled within their own war, constantly driving forward to kill each other and therefore their own monster.

There is another showing of the play with the roles reversed on 24th March via cinemas. Highly recomended.