Friday, 28 January 2011

Graffiti

My husband and son love going into Manchester to photograph urban grunge, particularly graffiti. Follow the link to Mr Dotty's Photos to see them. I have dabbled with graffiti images in the past as a source of inspiration for my fibre art and I've recently been working on some new pieces for my Etsy shop.

I love the colours, the textures of layers of paint and peeling posters on a wall and the transience of graffiti art. When we were in Prague, we visited the John Lennon wall where it is legal to post graffiti. People from all over the world come to write and draw there, from hand written messgages to large artistic paintings.
The images change constantly and reading the personal messages and philosophies can be a poignant experience.

This is one of the photos I took there.


I printed this image onto fabric then cut out a heart to applique onto a lime green background. I used rubber stamps to print the word "you". I think it has made a great, fun card.



This card is available from my Etsy shop (http://www.dottybluebird.etsy.com/). I'm hoping to list more items from this range over the next few days.

8 comments:

  1. That's beautiful and afterwards someone could frame it, so it's more than a card!

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  2. Lovely- great idea and striking colours- they are sure to sell well!

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  3. Pretty card & great idea. Graffiti can be very pretty =]

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  4. Dotty - the colours in that card are so briliiant - well done!! Fab idea!!

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  5. I think graffiti art can be very beautiful, the photo you've posted is amazing! I love how it has inspired your card - both have such fab colours!

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  6. We've long been inspired by urban art and have finally created a collection that pays homage to this secret addiction of ours!

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