Saturday, 8 August 2015

WHAT MAKES A HOME?

In days of old, we lived in caves.

Fierce wild animals prowled the earth and large scary birds flew overhead.





And now?






Linking to "Art Journal Journey" where Yvonne has given us the challenge to make art on the theme "Time".



33 comments:

Karin said...

Great design and I love the idea!
Groetjes Karin

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Sheila! I love them both! What a wonderful interpretation on the theme "time!" I hope all is well with you, my friend!

Evergreen Mo said...

What fun. I think the modern house on the right looks like an angry face and no wonder, all sharp angles.The cave looks like it might be a safe place. I would need all mod cons though

Suman Pandit said...

Its crazy how the flying machines are replacing birds, the greenery and nature being absent in the second panel is scary, Sheila !! You conveyed the contrast so simply but effectively !!

Valerie-Jael said...

I think the problem is that man has not really altered! Nice, fun pages for time, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey this month. Valerie

Meggymay said...

Love both your wonderful fun takes on time today. From caves to space, makes you wonder where time will take us to in the future.
Yvonne xx

limmelon said...

Home is always home and is nearly always a good comfortable place. I doubt that's changed over time. Super drawings, love it, Awesome !!

Deborah said...

Very thought provoking concept, Sheila. Love how the second echoes the first, composition-wise. We've come a long way (and not always for the better!)

johanna said...

how clever! i love your creature outside the cave, and the modern house on the right Looks quite threatening! but i would love to live with some comfort (imagine: no washing machine;)), but more nature related than many People do. a Little more Balance would be good for most of us.

Annie said...

Almost lost my sip of coffee reading your first line about our fierce beginnings then seeing such a sweet scene as your illustration. LoL Even though it was what I expected from Sheila art. Now all concrete, no plant life and vehicles that look like spaceships and birds looking like rockets...I fear this is not too far off in the future. Yikes! Oh, please NOT. A great travel through time Sheila.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the contrast here between the times Sheila ! I think I would like to take the super funny three wheeled car at the right and would drive through the times into the left side to meet the Feuersteins.
I think maybe this is the key why humans don't get older than 80 years.. they would not be able to go through all that times!!!
Wonderful interpretation of time Sheila!
Thanks a lot for being with us at AJJ!
oxo
Susi

Fuzzie Fingers said...

What a great interpretation of the theme and what a contrast too.

sirkkis said...

Speedy and not so speedy, that's fantastic interpretation, Sheila. I love especially the sky in the first art piece. It's like a velvet, so soft.
Have a great new week, dear friend xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Awesome art work, Sheila, have a wonderful creative weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Margik said...

What fantastic is this, Sheila! I love the amazing spacecraft... a clever detail, and I especially love how you did your sky in your first drawing. Fun interpretation of past and future. Mar

Giggles said...

Ah I like the now thank you very much!! Love your urban painting...good job!!

Hugs Giggles

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well we do still have 'man caves', yappy little muttdogs that nip ankles and scary seagulls that whip the fish from your fingers ;) Lol
Love your interpretation Sheila :D xo

Laney said...

LOL! These are great!

Linda said...

Sheila, I love everything here!!! :)

My name is Erika. said...

Love this take on time Sheila. Very clever!!!

Strangely Creative said...

Sheila! I often pop in, and your blog always makes me smile! How very apt this is! Cxxx

~*~Patty S said...

Interesting then and now Sheila with your always artistic touches.
My first thought when you mentioned caves was the fab Ayla book series (Clan of the Cave Bear...read those so many years ago but I still remember not being able to put them down...wonder how it would be reading one now?).
Time certainly can change things.
Hope the focus on keeping green spaces keeps on...it would be a sad world without any greenery or signs of nature!
Hope you had a great weekend.
We spent it amongst the Lotuses and then on Sunday a couple of hours in a sunflower field :-)
oxo

LonettA said...

What a fabulous work! Great interpretation of "time"! I do love it!

janie said...

Sheila that's very clever x

Jackie said...

So clever and creative, and such a poignant contrast. The aeroplane looks far scarier than your lovely bird! Jx

Claudia CS-CreativArt said...

Sometimes I think it would be better we would have stayed in our caves. But there are also advantages today that I would not miss, such as toilets ;)
Have a good time Sheila :)

ULKAU said...

Very creative, Sheila, this is a perfect time-interpretation!
I fell in love with your ufo-car with 3 wheels!
Back again in the computer-world - Ulrike

Caz said...

This is a fun idea! I love the style and the contrast between the two :-)

Lorraine said...

great fun

Fodie Ann said...

I love the contrast between the warm, grainy texture of the cave world, with its fierce animals and scary birds, and the cool, stark modern world with potential danger from cars and aeroplanes. Which would I rather live in, I ask myself? I don't know the answer . . .

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful interpretation of the theme
past and present
wild and wilder ;-)
a joy to see each

stefanie stark said...

Oh this is such a funny, lovely idea to paint a "BEFORE" and "AFTER" or "NOW" respectively!!! And I LOVE this cute, little car on three wheels! I would love to rent it for a few days!

kat said...

You did great with this theme, such a time image contrast in true Orange Esmeralda style!