Tuesday, 16 October 2018

my abstract home

As I have mentioned before, I had a blighted childhood. So "home" is just an abstract concept for me.

Source for abstract patterns: David Wade's Li.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Monica was Proud of Her Little House on the Lake Which Had Plenty of Windows and Doors, Letting in Lots of Natural Light

Pinched for time this week, I went way back into the archives. This collage was created for the Flickr group SCRAPITERIA in 2011. It's always been a favorite of mine so I am happy to put it on view again. Trying to create NEW collage before Thursday (I have an idea, but just no time to execute!)

Bash Street Family

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

This week's theme: Home

Anything which conjours up the image of Home.
Home comforts - the place you call home - your home town.

 - Best of luck, Ron

Never Play a Game of Chicken With a Professional Acrobat

Rebel Without A Cause (1955) is one of my all time favorite movies. Starring James Dean, there is a scene in the movie outlined here:

Two players (read, teenage boys) decide to settle a dispute (read, teenage girl) by way of near-death experiences. Each speeds an automobile towards a cliff (or at each other, in later adaptations). A simple rule governs the challenge: the first to jump out of his automobile is the chicken and, by universally accepted social convention, concedes the object in dispute. The second to jump is victorious, and, depending on context, becomes gang leader, prom king, etc.
Of course, if both jump simultaneously, a stalemate results, and if neither jumps, a fiery death is assured since all cars (in movies) explode upon impact.
The game of chicken has been featured in many films, though the first, Rebel without a Cause, still sets the standard.

(Thanks to Gametheory.net for the above description.)

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

shooting the moon (game of hearts)

For those of you who don't know the card game called "Hearts": Hearts, and the Queen of Spades, are bad. They accrue points when you take them in tricks. The Queen of Spades counts for 13 hearts. The aim is to have as low a score as possible. There is one very daring maneuver one may try, called "Shooting the Moon." When you Shoot the Moon, you take ALL the hearts, plus the Queen of Spades, and you get zero points, whereas all the other players get 26. It's not easy to do, but it's fun if you can pull it off.

The Queen of Spades is adapted from a Gibson girl in her underwear, before she's attached the extra hair piece on top. The background is found papers in shades of green, evoking the green baize table card games are often played on.

The Pachyderm Oreolympics.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

This Week's Theme: Games

Kicking off October with this week's theme of "Games".

All types of indoor and outdoor competitive sports/games/pastimes welcome including any brand new ones created exclusively for Kollage Kit!

Let the games begin! - Ron