Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Ace of Spades

November 18, 2010

You all were waiting for this one, weren’t you? A reference to Motorhead (though that video is mislabeled as “Ace of Spaces,” which sounds like a realty show on TLC). Well, I am not one to disappoint. And by me, I mean the friend who wrote this card. Also referenced is the other saying with “Ace” in it, the one about being great at what you do. But we cares about that, right Lemy? Thumbs up, devil horns flashing, this is one rockin’ card.


Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Three of Clubs

November 16, 2010

Do you like basketball? I am a frontrunner Heat fan. But I am a frontrunner Heat fan since 2006, when they won the championship. Well, that’s not entirely true, I did like the Heat when they were battling the Knicks at Jeff Van Gundy’s ankle-biting in the 90s. My friend who wrote on this card is a huge Bawstin Celtics fan. As evident by his spiel here on the number of championships they have won while we have been alive. The choice of clubs is perfect for the Celtics since it looks like a clover that serves as the Celts’ logo. He really dug the project, so I thank him for contributing.

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Jack of Diamonds

October 14, 2010

This one is from my sister. As have been said by others, only in my family can we make endless references to TV and think it normal. And it is normal! This card is a reference to Jack from Will and Grace. While I was never a big fan of the show, I know just enough to get the joke. Extra dded bonus: the Jack in this card is using his eyes to spell out “2000,” which is one of the little extra bits Jack says on the show when promoting himself and his one man show “Just Jack.” Layers upon layers, folks! Thank you to my sister for this card.

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – King of Hearts

October 12, 2010

Sometimes you have to shake things up. Don’t think some linearly. Et cetera, et cetera. In a double reenforcement of the principle of “Thinking outside the box,” not only is it written on the card, but it is done by incorporating the K not as the beginning of a word, but as a letter contained within “Think.” Also, wrapping around the corner, the ending of “Thinking” spells out “King” by itself! I don’t know if that was an intentional double reference, but I am going to assume so. Really inventive, and yes, outside the box!

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Eight of Spades

September 16, 2010

This one is from my old college roomie and you can tell it has the college spirit. The phrase is all “rah rah” and some “sis-coom-bah.” I think these cards are now inspired to take on bigger challenges, like the Mona Lisa or Starry Night. 52 Card Write-Up may be the underdog, but with cheers like this one, it may be unstoppable. Also, despite not being from Texas, the writer decided to warn me about messing with the Lonestar State. I wasn’t going to cross Texas anyways, but this is just further reinforcement not to get on the state’s bad side. So, the moral of this card: dominate, but stay away from Texas. Not worth the effort.

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Eight of Diamonds

September 14, 2010

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to? Tommy Tu-Tone may be singing abotu a girl named Jenny, and the actual song title is Jenny, but most people remember her number: 867-5309. And so, on this card, the writer decided to honor Mr. Tu-Tone and write Jenny’s number, not on the wall, but on the eight of diamonds. He really made this card his. He got it, he got it, and for a good time, he wrote. I can go on with the Tu-Tone puns, but I will stop here. I will say, 8 seems to inspire a lot of musical references, between this card and the “Eight”y Breaky Heart one.

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Eight of Hearts

September 2, 2010

Don’t break my heart, my “eight”ky breaky heart…the song is stuck in your head now, isn’t it? The original famous Cyrus, Billy Ray, brought the mullet to the mainstream with his 90s hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” In vase you have finally gotten that song out of your head, here it is again! And now, it is forever immortalized in this card. I love puns. This one made me laugh. This card is truly the “Best of Both Worlds.” Crap, that’s a song by Miley not Billy Ray! Holy Hannah Montana, I better not make that mistake again! Many thanks to the person who wrote this card and allowed Billy Ray to haunt my dreams for a little while.

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Jack of Clubs

August 31, 2010

Life affirmations! Hopefully reading this card will make your day. It is the second face card someone picked and it couldn’t have gone any better. This is a perfect example of one of the reasons why I started this project: to get happiness in an easy to carry format. So take a look at this card and remember it when you are feeling down. Joy in our hearts and life indeed.

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Three of Diamonds

August 26, 2010

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!”

“No, Luke, I am your father!”

Okay, so those quotes aren’t from any of the characters referenced in this card. C3PO and R2D2 served more like a Greek Chorus in the Star Wars movies, which leads to funny insights, but very little in way of memorable quotes. At least, in comparison to the other, more famous lines. Then again, I am more of a Trek guy than a Wars guy, in terms of Stars. I’d rather have a phaser at my side than a lightsaber (something that I think even Han Solo would agree with). I do like how the author of this card manipulated the number to get both C3PO and R2D2 onto this card. That is a bit of creativity that is unique to this card. It isn’t changing the card because it is still using the original number in its presentation. Sometimes, you have to think outside the box/card/bun!

Art Project: 52 Card Write-Up – Seven of Clubs

August 24, 2010

This card was the brainchild of my Hollow Oak University cohort. A mathematician by trade, apparently these equations come out to equal seven. Dang if I know if that is true or not. It is not hard for something like this to go over my head as after a brief look at the card, I need to lie down. But I appreciate my partner-in-crime’s effort to raise the the intelligence of the art project. Too bad it probably will go to waste. I think you could find my IQ on one of the cards in a deck. At least, that’s how I feel after this one! Anyone of my more math-inclined readers like to verify that the card is correct?