Thursday, October 11, 2012

PPF: Cabinet of Curiosities

The theme for this month at The Sketchbook Challenge is "Cabinet of Curiosities."  At first, I thought this simply meant collections similar to what a naturalist might own. Then I did a bit of reading, and I realized it was more about a collection of the odd and inexplicable.   So, I embraced the fanciful and created this drawer from my cabinet of curiosities. It was fun and easy, and I could see expanding the "skeleton moth" into a Dias de los Muertos piece. I could also see making another drawer in a different style - mixed media collage and acrylic paint.  Luckily, there's still lots of October left to play with this theme! What would you put in your cabinet of curiosities?
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25 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

I love your cabinet of curiosities! the bone with eyes is tied with moth man and skeleton moth as my favorites! Happy PPF!

laurie said...

a great CoC you display. i'm glad you looked into the definition - i wasn't sure myself! i will have to think about my own CoC....

Amy said...

I had a look at the link first because I wasn't sure about how many odd things we have. We certainly have lots of little hidden curiosities though, I find looking under the couch is the best place to find such things!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm with Amy....though behind the couch is a good place in our house!!

humel said...

Fabulous work, Rinda :) At the moment mine would include 'broken bone'... ;)

Sian said...

Well now, we actually have a trunk of curiosities which came from my FIL when he died. It has the initials HP on the front, so the kids used to pretend it belonged to harry Potter; and inside it is stuffed with genuine curiosities like Great Grandpa's false teeth and a mysterious glass eye!

carlarey said...

A mixed media Cabinet! Oooh, I hope you do that, it would be fantastic.

Miriam said...

This is wonderful Rinda! We sing a song 'dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones...at my singing group. Now I will have a different picture of the bones in my mind!

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh that moth is scarey and reminds me of the Deaths head moth from Silence of the Lambs
Jo xxxx

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

What a fun theme to work on for October. I think you are off to a really great start! Happy PPF

Gloria said...

Love these bones Rinda. What an imagination. Very nicely done. As for my bones, right now they would be called::Those arthritic bone::
Tee hee, but it hurts. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope your soulmate is doing so much better.

Faye said...

An amazing idea, Rinda. Looks like you had a bunch of fun creating this.

Lynn Cohen said...

Clever and creative interpretation neck bone connected to the ear bone... Tee here!

Anne Manda said...

Creative and imaginative, fun and original, love it! HPPF!

aimee said...

such a clever idea and I love how you drew it!

Karen said...

Very interesting concept! I'll have to think about this one.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I used to have a bit of a cabinet of curiosities obsession... I loved them... and you have captured them beautifully...xx

EVA said...

These are fun and perfect for the theme!

Sandie said...

Looks like you had fun with that theme!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fun piece. I see Lynn beat me to the Neck bone connect to ear bone comment. lol HPPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

So creative and original and whimsical!
Wonderful!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Carola Bartz said...

Now this is a wonderful cabinet of curiosities. Where do you get your ideas from? And I agree, this could be developed into a wonderful Dias de los Muertos piece.

Elizabeth said...

I like your sense of humor.

Giggles said...

Quite the imagination, this could double for Halloween fun too!!

Hugs Giggles

Jenn Girl said...

This made me smile :) I love it!