Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekly Challenge Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

This is our last challenge for 2011.
Since it is the busiest time of the year,
this challenge will run for 2 weeks.
The deadline will be Sunday, January 1, 2012 at noon.

I wanted this theme to be extra special and meaningful...

something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue




The original saying is from the Victorian Era:


“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe."


Traditionally, we think of this as a wedding custom for brides,
but I realized I often used all of these components in my art. 



As I share the meaning of each item,
let's use the word Artist in place of Bride.


* Something old symbolizes the artist's connection with her family and her past.

Eyes from the Past
 http://fineartamerica.com/featured/eyes-from-the-past-mostafa-moftah.html


*Something new represents the new life she (the Artist) will soon begin.

New Life
New Life
 http://www.imagekind.com/New-Life-art?IMID=6da83003-ff32-437a-bcd6-11acf629a185


*Borrowing an item reminds the Artist that her friends and family are there for her should she ever need their help.


Best Borrowed
Best Borrowed
 http://art.berkeley.edu/gallery/carnwath/carnwath_detail3.php



*The color blue symbolizes faithfulness and loyalty.
Love and purity.


Blue Veil
 http://junesartyretreat.blogspot.com/2010/03/blue-veil.html

As for the sixpence...
A sixpence was a silver coin worth six pennies in England between 1551 and 1967.
The custom was to place it in the left shoe to attract wealth.
(I know this what will be in my left shoe NewYear's Eve:))

sixpence Art Print
Song of Sixpence
 http://society6.com/gigigarcia/sixpence_Print


I hope I have inspired you to reflect on the past year,
to imagine the possibilities of the new year,
and to bond with the artist within you.

Remember,
you have 2 weeks to complete your artwork
and post the link in Mr. Linky below.
Please link the post for this challenge
and not your blog's home page.

May all of your celebrations be merry and bright,
and thank you all for being a part of our challenges
 and our lives♥










17 comments:

Magpie said...

Lisa ~ LOVE your post...LOVE the challenge!! The word "artist" fits so perfectly with the idea. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!

priti.lisa said...

Thanks Maggie, you won't believe how long it took me...I had the whole post written with the pictures and the links and I went to put Mr. Linky on it and the entire post went *poof*
I almost cried. And I said some real swear words...words I was saving, lol.
Good thing my athem is "never Never, NEVER give up!"
♥♥♥

peggy gatto said...

This is a great challenge!!! Love how you think!
I used an old family photo!

enjoy your holiday and I can't wait for a new year of inspiration!!!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-ave-old-new-borrowed-blue.html

Magpie said...

Lisa, your motto has saved the day! Yay!

Grannie Annie said...

Another original and fabulous challenge...Thank you for providing so much fun.
I wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!!!

artangel said...

This is a beautiful post and theme Lisa, I'm looking forward to seeing what it inspires and hopefully working on my own piece too!

PS I actually have an old sixpence somewhere that my grandma gave me years ago, must try the shoe thing!!

New End Studio said...

This links to the tutorial and post, sorry, meant only to link to the shorter post.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

My submission is quite a stretch. lol
twist
Stay inspired!

WrightStuff said...

I managed to (sort of) get all four into my blog post - if not my art!! Great challenge!

Luthien said...

Lisa ... what a lovely theme! and i thought i has such a great energy especially over Christmas!!

Have a very Merry Christmas all :)
xoxoxo

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lisa, you picked a great theme for a challenge especially this time of year when we all tend to reflect on the past, present, and future! I really enjoyed participating--thanks!

Terrie said...

I love the idea of this challenge, it's very unusual and leaves so much room for interpretation. As I was browsing the links, I found that people forgot to link to the specific IA post and I couldn't find their old/new/borrowed/blue post. That's too bad cuz I'd like to see and comment on everyone's entry -

BlackPumpkin said...

Amazing art!
Happy 2012!!

Catharine said...

Interesting challenge! Happy new year :)

Lenora said...

This is a lovely post so I thought I'd link to it having been playing with my red then blue lady.. Lisa I love your description of old new borrowed blue in terms of the artist.. thus my comment 'artist: creations bride'.. not sure what happened but my first link, links to nothing, so i relinked :-) apologies fro my error, maybe you can adjust that your end by erasing 18 and leaving 19? Welcome 2012! L

Lenora said...

This is a lovely post so I thought I'd link to it having been playing with my red then blue lady.. Lisa I love your description of old new borrowed blue in terms of the artist.. thus my comment 'artist: creations bride'.. not sure what happened but my first link, links to nothing, so i relinked :-) apologies fro my error, maybe you can adjust that your end by erasing 18 and leaving 19? Welcome 2012! L

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was able to post this last night on a friend's computer, but Mr. Linky was on break. Like Priti Lisa, I didn't give up, so walked to my neighbor's this morning, where the links were finally available to me. Thanks again, Lisa for this awesome challenge. I also tried to use all the prompts in this challenge and my entry.

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