Saturday, April 2, 2011

ACEO Theme Week Art Contest for April



ACEO: 'Welcome to Narnia' (click for auction link)



My entry for this month's ACEO Theme Week Art Contest, the theme for April being 'Doorways'. It's titled 'Welcome to Narnia', and features that magical old Wardrobe, with wee, little 'doors' that actually 'open' to reveal the white, wintry world of Narnia beyond...!:





Behold, Narnia -- Complete With Beckoning Lamppost...!


I was a hopeless bookworm as a child. There was little I adored more than devouring tall stacks of books checked out from the library, reading for hours at a strestch in pleasant, peaceful solitude (often in my own treehouse). As such I can well recall plowing through the "Chronicles of Narnia" series, by C.S. Lewis, in pretty short order, somewhere around the 6th grade. 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' was my favorite -- with the idea of the old cupboard in the big rambling house offering a portal into a fantastical land of talking animals, a wicked ice queen, and perpetual Winter (and yes, I have seen the films -- but still prefer the books!) piquing my youthful imagination. I suppose that's why the idea for this entry popped into my head as it did, and turned out to be so effortless to execute (even though ACEO's can be pretty small to work with ;-). In any case, I was very glad I managed to participate in the ACEO Theme Week contest this time around -- since I got busy and missed last month's TW deadline (Theme Week always beginning the first of every month)....

11 comments:

Tau said...

I love your interactive pieces!

Patience said...

Heh, thanks Tau -- remember "Old Mother Hubbard', for that nursery rhyme altered book? I should really do more of those -- fun times for sure... ;-)

Gloria said...

Excellent. I want to walk through those doors and see what awaits me. Thanks for sharing, great work.

Marlene said...

Hi Patience, I love that story and I love your painting. It is just perfect!

Patience said...

Thanks Gloria -- indeed, this was a really fun one to make....so much so it actually practically made itself, heh ;-) -- in any case, thanks so much for the really nice feedback!

Patience said...

Thanks a bunch, Marlene! Thanks also for stopping by...and please do let me know what you find out about the upcoming TW themes ;-)...

Gaby Bee said...

Hope you are doing well and having fun creating. I wanted to thank you for signing up to follow me.
This ATC is fantastic. You have included so much detail. Love your painting!Simply perfect!

Happy Spring!
Gaby

Dawn Elliott said...

I adore your painting and the fact that you were a bookworm as a child. Has that continued, I wonder?

Patience said...

Thanks so much Gaby, and a Happy Spring (as far as I'm concerned it can ONLY be happy after the Winter we've had ;-) to you too...!

Patience said...

Greetings Dawn, and thanks! And yes, I do still adore reading (when I find the time at least ;-), though nowadays I'd say my tastes tend to favor nonfictional tomes -- like historical accounts, theories, biographies, memoires and such. How about you?

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