This week Hermine set the Wednesday Stamper challenge- Grunge.
What is grunge??
I know grunge music....
but grunge in a mixed media/stamping sense??
The rest of Europe seems to have a different view on what is classed as grunge compared to the UK from what I've seen and discussed with artists from Holland, Germany and America. The term grunge in the UK would in my eyes be quite derogatory as grunge artwork ala UK is somewhat dirty, muddy colours, no clarity and sometimes an excuse for just slapping paint and ink onto a canvas in a very carefree no thought manner.
So I had a bit of a 'Oh noooooooo, I won't be doing this theme this week as I really don't have a clue what's what or whats expected of me'.
So I set to working on a piece for Paper Artsy this month using stamps from the Eclectic range and pushed the Wednesday Stamper out of mind.
This is what I came up with... an acetate card with a central image
And here is a close up version of the main image for those that are unable to click and increase the first photograph.
........and looking at it thought...'this is kind of grungy..isn't it??'
Grunge to me is certain colours, dogs on string leads, numerous body piercings and celtic tattoos in abundance, getting off your face etc etc the list goes on.
But I'm not THAT convinced its grungy enough for WS, so I wont enter it....but it made me think about the theme at least- even if it was sub consciously to begin with lol.
Will be interested to see what the artists over on WS come up with this week.
EDIT TO SAY....hmmmm well, I'm still not convinced I know what grungy art is, but taking a look at some of the contributions on WS this week my piece of work is as grungy as the next, so maybe it is grungy afterall lol so in for a penny in for a pound as they say.I will add it to the link on WS and see what happens.