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Friday, September 12, 2008

Thank God it's Friday and TMTA








Thank God it is Friday! Stumped a bit this week, about what to do for the Think monday Think ATC challenge, which has a dance theme. Thought about it and thought Autumn colours influence me quite a lot, the backgrounds have a middle eastern feel to them and I came up with this set of ATC's. I am going to submit this for Thank God it's Friday aswell as I got the idea today and their challenge is a free theme.
Here is a bit taken from Wikipedia to explain belly dance technique and the reasoning behind my backgrounds that I created using acrylic paint and stamps. I kept the collage very straight forward.
Most of the basic steps and techniques used in belly dancing involve circular motions isolated to a certain part of the body. For example, a circular movement "drawn" parallel to the floor by the hips alone, or by the shoulders alone. Accents such as "pop and lock," where a dancer either shimmies or makes a striking motion with their shoulders or hips, are common, as are feats of flexibility, rolling one's belly muscles, balancing various props like baskets, swords or canes, and dancing with chiffon or silk veils.
Sounds like hardwork! I am a bit shy so I wouldn't like exposing my belly.



16 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Pascale they are stunning.
Wonderful ATC´s. Love them.

Thanks for this fabulous entry´s to TGiF.

Linda Elbourne said...

Great ATCs

mueppi said...

Wow Pascale
your ATC`s are wonderful!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Sarah said...

Striking use of color!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Beautiful colour cards.
Love it.

Heather Robinson said...

These have great passion which is a prerequisite for wonderful dance. Love that they are in a series too! Wonderful work.

Femmy said...

great card!! fab colours!

Cindy said...

Great use of color and love those images! Great set of ATCs!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!!

bastelkueken said...

great design with the woman

Faye said...

Very nice. I love them.

Dawn said...

These are great - gorgoeus backgrounds and images!

Char said...

Fabulous art. Love the ladies.

Willy said...

Wonderful ATC's!

herminesplace said...

They are gorgeous.

Gillian said...

Great selection of atc's.