Friday, 26 September 2008

Matchbox Challenge




Here are some more pictures of my Da Vinci matchbox which is now showing on the Big Art Adventure blog. I chose to record some of his quotes...the rest are:
'Learning never exhausts the mind. '
'Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.'
'There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.'
Da Vinci was a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Wow... and they say men can't multi-task?

23 comments:

Jaqi said...

This is truly beautiful, I am trying to get some inspiration so that i can make mine. You have such brilliant ideas. The colours on this are lovely too, slightly different from yur blues, they look very nice. Jaqi x

Sarah said...

Love your sample for the challenge love the colour awell.

Cookie Sunshine said...

Linda, this is beautiful. You continue to make the prettiest things.

michele said...

I'm loving all the detail you've achieved with such a tiny subject. This will be hard to live up to.

Mary S Hunt said...

these are cute cute cute!

Heather Robinson said...

This is stunning! I've always been very moved by DaVinci quotations and you have used them so beautifully in this small sized piece...so much detail and richness....wow!

Viola said...

Really stunning, Linda!!

Barb said...

Amazing - so much fine detail.
Thanks for sharing.

Shonna said...

This is so gorgeous! Bravo!!

Chriss Rollins said...

it is wonderful... Yes a hard act to follow I agree.
I am looking forward to giving it a go though.
I did a blue piece today on numbers so different for me...it must be catching.
chriss x

\***/ Jean said...

linda, this is simply wonderful!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Linda this is amazing.
Stunning matchbox. I love this.

MAGPIE said...

Da Vinci in a box album mini shrine!! love it, again the colours are fab.....
Sahron x

Rein said...

Gorgeous, beautiful colors!

KathrynAntyr said...

This is so cool! I have to stop my other projects and pull out some matchboxes to make one. I love that it is a miniature shrine. Your design sensibility is simply divine!

LazyKay said...

Inspirational, yet again. Love it.

xxxxxx

Sanja said...

very cool Linda!!:0)

Rosemary said...

Love this and I love the DaVinci quote about three classes of people.

Your blog is so inspiring.

gaynor said...

i have to say i absolutely love this

Chris said...

Simply fabulous Linda... you have such a knack for creating beauty in everything you do. I adore your book and I am so hoping I can come up with something beautiful for the challenge this week. TFS hun :)
hugs
Chris xx

LaY hOoN said...

Wow !! Marvelous !!!
I love this matchbox so much !!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your matchbox is so magnificent down to every detail! I am such a fan of quotes, your selection is super. It really is a splendid work of art! My matchbox shrine never made it out of my head, I can't believe the week flew by like it did! It must be so much fun to hold and open the doors of your shrine!!! :)

Tammy said...

Wow, your work is gorgeous! I love this piece you created for th ematchbox challenge. So tiny but with large impact.
Tammy