March 23, 2011
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".