Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Skull Appreciation Day" Smeared Ink Blog Hop

Welcome to the First Annual Smeared Ink Blog Hop for "SKULL APPRECIATION DAY" !!! On June 4, 2007 Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day, began a long and arduous journey of creating an art project honoring the human skull each and every day. During the following 12 months he created 366 projects (it was a leap year). Since that time his blog has grown to nearly 1800 followers, he's written 2 books, and the blog content is continued thru readers' submissions. Last year, he and his editors/contributors proposed to make June 4, 2011 the first annual international Skull Appreciation Day. They are having a celebration and a one month exhibit at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA. So if you live nearby, by all means go!

At the forum for Smeared Ink, a bunch of us decided to participate in Skull Appreciation Day by having a blog hop. There are 37 participants, and if you check out Terra's website, there are lots of prizes to be won. You should have arrived here from Susan's blog, your next stop will be Barb Foster

The skull houses our heart and soul, each little electrical impulse that makes us unique, makes us feel, lets us hear is within that home. For me, music feeds my soul, can change my mood - so here is my little contribution. I made a background canvas with old sheet music, distressed it with paint and lots of ripping. The stamps used were from 1) "Quoth the Raven" by Smeared Ink and the smaller 2)Basic Grey Halloween clear acrylic stamps. The center skull was painted, then bathed in UTEE. It needs a frame & a little tweaking.





Here is the list of participants:


Terra
Tori
Kelli
Alison
Kelli
Jane
Alex
Judi
Kathi
Steph
Lisa
Freddie
Heather
Kapree
Alison
Susan
Dianne
Barb Foster
JenniLynne
Teri
Cyndi
Pamela
Prissy
Trisha
Dawn
Lady Brayton
Donna
Black Dragon
Paulette
Creepy Glowbugg
Susan’s Crafty Chaos
Andrea
Helen
Kate
Fiona
Sugar
Linda
Dragonfly Jane
Debbie