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Sunday, 16 August 2020

International Art and Soul Challenge 90

The challenge for this fortnight is to make something inspired by a book. You can make anything you like, although we would like you to tell us which book inspired you when entering. Anything else you'd like to tell us about that book will be very welcome!

I was inspired by a book (or series of books) I've read many times over many years; The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Trilogy in Five Parts). I first read it when there were only two books in the series, and as well as the books, I own recordings of the radio plays, the BBC TV series and even the very disappointing film.

When playing with Brushos, I always think the bolder backgrounds I have made look rather like the photos published by NASA of distant galaxies, so I decided to go with that. In fact, there's a point in the second book, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe when the end of the universe is described and this background actually makes me think of that. Anyway. I could have added various different things to the card: a towel, a cup of tea, a black spaceship, a Chesterfield sofa, a manically depressed robot, but I decided to keep things simple and simply add the words displayed on the front of the book the series takes its name from - The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy which I generated in Photoshop Elements.

3 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

This card is great! As a reader of the book series, I too was very disappointed by the movie.

Hugs,
Chriss

Margaret said...

Love all the splashes of color. This is another set of books that I've heard so much about and haven't read yet. going to add it to my list.

Hazel said...

You've made a great job of the card but I have to say that I've never read the books and after seeing only one or two episodes of the TV series I don't think I ever will. lol Hazel x

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