Why I submitted I always dwell over contest and their prizes and how it would feel to be a winner for once.. But I always put myself down by thinking I'm not going to win anyway or I'm not good enough. So for once, I took part in something greater than just a contest, I threw my shitty self esteem out the window and I will not care what anyone else thinks, because I did it for myself. Win or not, I actually did something for myself and I feel at ease with that.
About the Art I had browsed through plenty of entries looking for an idea that had not yet been created. I noticed everyone using only one clock, cat, and fruit. Since the contest states that one must use at least one cat, fruit, and clock I decided to use all nine (9) stock photos from the Fotolia Asset Package.
I was unsure if I could draw the images freehand or if I had to use the image in some way in the art so I decided to make it safe by using the images and tracing over them. Therefor this art falls under the photo manipulation category.
The Story So that the Judges don't get confused of what's going on let me lift some weight. This is a cat's cottage, clearly in this world cats can drink tea and eat cuisine! Of course cats admire Tigers, they are large cat breeds with perfected stripes. So on the wall to your left we have Miss Tiger (aka miss universe) who would never think of eating a mouse, but protects them. And we have the main cat sitting on the couch being a hypocrite and teasing the mouse hanging from a string holding the clock. We have fairies and fireflies in this world as well.
Inspiration from the Tool song named "10,000 days."
The final verse of the song is...
Daylight dims leaving cold fluorescents. Difficult to see you in this light. Please forgive this bold suggestion, but Should you see your Maker's face tonight, Look Him in the eye, look Him in the eye, and tell Him: "I never lived a lie, never took a life, but surely saved one. Hallelujah, it's time for you to bring me home."
That last sentence stuck in my brain and all I could see was a woman on her knees, bedraggled, screaming to the heavens to be taken home.
This is my vision of dreaming about miracles or getting rabbit out of the hat.
All of want to believe in a miracle - some hopes that this cute guy from house next door will finally notice your existence, other for example is deeming of becoming pilot, but his parents are to poor to afford such education. Lots of such a things seems to be impossible..
..but they are not - who knows, maybe even in the darkest wood bunny will appear at the place where carrots are waiting for him.
I like songs about drifters, books about the same
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane
Walked on off to another spot
I still haven't gotten anywhere that I want
Did I want love, did I need to know?
Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow?
The moth beat itself to death against the lights
Adding their breeze to the summer nights
Outside, water like air was great
I didn't know what I had that day
Walk a little farther to another plan
You said that you did, but you didn't understand
My thanks to Deviantart and Disney for this contest
Thought I was late, but still 1 hour left, lucky me Since my computer crashed last week while I was working on "skin a trik" contest, and now it can not run painter anymore. I decided to use water color for this contest.
I'm not good at water color but had no choice. It took me 3 days to color this one ...
And what I imagined about James's journey is that his destination were to be a fantasy country with a giant peach tree that provides people massive peaches to build houses and something else ...