Sunday, July 22, 2012
Christmas In July (For Creative Tuesdays)
Over at Creative Tuesdays, the theme of the week is Christmas in July, stop on by and see what presents are awaiting your eyes to unwrap the bliss within.
I have to admit, I had no idea what to do this week. Perhaps it was a case of being only one week removed from Paradise Island, but the only thoughts I could relate to July were summer, beach, sand, fireworks. So that said, I thought I'd put a different angle on the beach scene and then I added a volleyball/racquetball net, some towels, and for those wondering, that elongated shape next to the purple towel is supposed to be a horseshoe pit. Then to solve the Christmas part I added a Tree, that is supposed to be made out of muddied sand, but not really sure that came out in the end and a manger scene just above the tree, which still looked a little bare to me, so I added some presents.
At this point I was content I guess, but still wanted to solidify the time falls in the month of July. Aside from simply stating the theme, I wanted to include something that would indicate July. I thought about adding some fireworks, in fact I did put some in there, but each time it seemed like the fireworks display overtook much of the water, which I really liked the way it came out. So, to solve the matter I put up a sign, and to ensure the viewers eyes were drawn to it, I put an additional towel on the bottom there, and then added some paw prints to drive the eyes to the sign.
Definitely fun working with sand and water, which i didn't have to of course, but honestly, just couldn't think of any other venue to illustrate the theme. Which in turn is something I'm really looking forward to seeing how the others handled this one.
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