Thursday, May 3, 2012

Days of the Week - I A Challenge



Kim of IMGIRL, is hosting her first Inspiration Avenue Challenge, her theme, "Days of the Week" as according to the nursery rhyme.   We were challenged to create a piece of art that fits the description for the day we were born. Kim even included a link so we could determine that. :)
 Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

 It turned out I was born on a Wednesday.... "full of woe".

I tend to create more uplifting or even whimsical art & landscapes and rarely create anything somber, so this was a bit of stretch!  What kept going though through my head was the classic Spiritual... "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows but Jesus. Nobody knows the trouble I've seen; Glory Hallelujah."



I painted this with burnt umber ink and and a bit of Mayan Blue watercolor, on 5x7 Fabriano Hot Pressed paper.

 For this version I played around and digitally enhanced the color a bit .

It still isn't too late to submit your entry for the Inspiration Avenue's challenge, you have till Sunday noon!
Thanks so much Kim for this interesting & terrific challenge! I really enjoyed this!... oh maybe i shouldn't say that since i'm a woeful Wednesday child... revise that... it was a miserable experience! LOL  ;D

15 comments:

  1. sniff, sniff, thanks Peggy, i feel better already! :)

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  2. At least things can only get better (can't get worse LOL)
    This is cute.
    8-D

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    1. :D Thanks for stopping by & Your Thursday's child is adorable!! :)

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  3. I'm a Wednesday's child as well. I love the sepia with that blue :)

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    1. Hi Kaili! i love that color combo too! Oh, saw your latest post sharing your "style" - Very Cool!!! you look terrific!

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  4. Nice interpretation and good for you to get out of your comfort zone and create something totally different! Happy Friday.

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    1. Thanks & Happy Friday to you too Terrie! It was good trying something different, but right after this i reverted to type & created several landscapes. lol :}

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  5. Very impressive piece, considering you were outside your comfort zone. I like seeing everyone's interpretation of their day.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! thanks! I have so much fun seeing everyone's interpretations too. Oh, went to your blog & loved your interpretation! :D

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  6. I love it and your humor with it. The two colors, sepia and blue work really well together. Isn't wonderful that not everyone knows the trouble we've seen, or we'd all be crying in our beers!

    It is seriously miserably BEAUTIFUL!

    XO

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  7. This has such a different feel than your other work and is so true to the feeling of Wednesday's child's woe.

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  8. i love your entry - great image with the perfect quote and a perfect colour palette :)

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  9. I love the colors you've used. You've done a "woefully" rich representation of Wednesday's child! Beautiful!

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