Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ABC Wednesday - New Round Starts and WOYWW


A new round starts this week - and the farewell one as well. This has been a most enjoyable challenge - I will be so sad to see its end.

For this round, I thought I would once again create an art piece with a quote. The focus though will be on speaking out - against bigotry, prejudice, hatred, bullying, I know I risk alienating people, but I cannot stay quiet.
Even though I live in Canada, the fallout from the American election will greatly effect Canada as well as the world. In my 65 years this seems to be the most divisive election I have observed. It scares me. Meryl Streep gave us all a call to use our voices in the years ahead.
I found this article online and found it very powerful - well worth the read.

A is for Sally Armstrong - an advocate for women and for human rights; a Canadian journalist




A is also for Anonymous



Be sure to check here to see what others around the world do for A.



WOYWW

Each week, Julia Dunnit of "Stamping Ground" encourages us to share what we are working on and what our work spaces look like.
Here is my dining room table/ work space after finishing the cards above.


I've also started a new challenge for myself - using the projects in "The Collage Workbook" by Randel Plowman to ignite my collage practice.
The first project was to create 5 quick collages - each in 5 minutes. I gathered papers - the central image was from Christmas wrapping paper that I couldn't throw out and then IO just played with scraps I had. A fun, quick project.

























Here's my work space while working:







11 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post for A and lots of creativity too ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

I always love your alphabetical sense
ROG, ABCW

DeeDee said...

Lovely artwork

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW TFS. Happy New Year xx Jan

Lindart said...

Great quotes. With that first quote, I see the things DT was saying, and how powerful they were,and what seeds he was planting -violence, hatred, bigotry, etc. He is now seeing the results of his venom, and denying he ever did it. So much is up in the air with DT, I think a lot of what we are fearing is the uncertainty of it all. We just don't know. With Obama and others we knew. Feeling your pain! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39

Sharon Koole said...

Great ATCs - love the quotes.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #38

SumBunneh said...

Such lovely collages.. loving the balance of your words with their backgrounds.
Have a great week,
Erika (#33 not9 lol)

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful choices for a

and... don't give up hope on ABC... there will be someone to take over, trust in that ;-)

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
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Sarah Dunkley said...

Love your collages! Hi from WOYWW! Sez x #51

Katie Eggeman said...

Good messages, and lovely artwork. So many folks to check out, its my first post at acbw and I want to get to as many post as possible so I am back on Thursday.

glitterandglue said...

Well done. How true are your words.
You have had a lot of fun with those collages.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3