Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Channeling the Tramp

"...a tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure..."

Thus, Charlie Chaplin described his most famous character (and himself), seen here in silhouette for this week's challenge at Three Muses. Charlie is drawn by hand and collaged onto scrapbook paper along with a ransom note quote. Quick, simple, yet meaningful...hope you laugh today!

21 comments:

Limar said...

Your piece is great, love it :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent! Gorgeous card!

Taluula said...

Each time I open a post this morning I am being continually blown away and this one certainly adds to the ooohs and aaahs I am saying out loud. It is simply awesome and so beautifully crafted. I shall come back later for another look at this one. Wonderful.

Chrisy said...

aahh a ransom note!...I'm chucklin I promise! ...the colors of the text and the Charlie outline make this a gorgeous card...

Femmy said...

great card!!!

Eila A said...

Fantastic work, Michelle! I love your Charlie silhouette, and the text is great.

sharon said...

Thank you for this awesome advice today, and the best is the way it is delivered! This is just fantastic, the whole combination of color and background is perfect, and the style of Charlie is awesome!

AliMayes said...

Fantastic work and how true is the sentiment. I love your hand-drawn Charlie!
Ali xx

"MOI" Freubel said...

What a outstanding collage Michelle ! And Charlie's style !!
Completed with that difference of the lettering !
A surprising entrie ! Bravooo

indybev said...

Each visit to your blog leaves me near speechless in admiration, Michele! Your hand-drawn Charlie is wonderful. In simplicity, you have exactly captured the essence of him! The choice of background is stellar, and the overall piece is A-1 ! Applause from my corner!

Terri Kahrs said...

Love the quote and your lovingly drawn Charlie too! You've managed to capture both the humor and the poignancy of his spirit, Michelle. Simple, effective and WON-derful!!! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lori Saul said...

Great creative entry Michelle- captures all of the charm and spirit of Chaplin!

Ozstuff said...

What a joy the opening day of the Muses challenge is! The artwork is wonderful and I am continually amazed at the variety of the work with no two pictures even similar. I love your tribute to Charlie - the stylised "silhouette" and the way you have made a work of art out of the quotation.
Fantastic.

Amy said...

He's wonderful! Your hand drawing is just perfect..great work! I love that qoute and we can all live by it everyday!

José said...

Quick, simple.... great job!! Like it a lot. And yes I have laughed today , hope you did too.

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic and beautiful artwork !

eastacrewood.com said...

Great job, Michelle. You really put a lot of thought into this and it shows. Nice work!

Juli/Artist in Residence

Trudi Sissons said...

This really is art - capturing the essence of Charlie in such a crisp simple style! I'll be back to have a longer visit to explore your musings!

peppapig said...

Great card,well done!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is really cute, love his quote and how you interpreted in in your piece.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I like what you did here. This is great!

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