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March 23, 2011

"Smile"


This week at Collage Obsession the theme is "Tramp". You were provided a image if you wanted to use it or just create something depicting a tramp :
The physical attributes of the Tramp include a pair of baggy pants, a tight coat, a small derby hat, a large pair of shoes, a cane and the famous small mustache. The Tramp walks strangely and uncomfortably because of the ill-fitting clothing; either he is wearing secondhand clothes, or they are originally his but he cannot afford new ones. The Tramp may have seen better days, but he maintains the attitude and demeanor of a high-class individual; as long as he acts like one he can believe that he is one, and is able to keep his hope that some day he actually will be again. (Wikipedia)
I created this piece by using an image I found on the web and printed it on Sticky Back Canvas, as well as the quote by Mr. Chaplin. Attaching it to a 6x6 canvas that I had painted black. Aged a picture frame with black flat spray paint, scratched it up with Tonic Craft Scratcher and stained with Walnut DI. Made a small tag to hang onto some cheese cloth stained with waterdowned Black Soot DI.

Charlie Chaplin wrote the instrumental in 1936 and then lyrics and a title were added in 1954. The singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they "Smile".

6 comments:

Jan said...

I like what you did with Charlie! The canvas is the perfect substrate for him and you even posted a video! You rock!

Nice to meet you and thanks for coming by my blog, too!

Hugs,
Jan

Netty said...

Brilliant collage and loving the words. Annette x

Annar said...

Oh wow it's just awesome!

jacirascrap said...

Chaplin o eterno vagabundo, o mais elegante de todos! Linda peça!!! Obrigada por achar meu blog!

Dawn said...

Gosh he was way ahead of his time, I remember watching these on telly when I was little they used to play all the old B&W Laurel & Hardy Buster keeton etc and smile was beautifully sag by MJ.

And I really enjoyed your card thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Love dawn xx

Tiffany said...

Love your creation!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.