Thursday, March 17, 2011
My Oz ACEO
As a kid, we watched The Wizard of Oz every year on TV. The Tin Man, played by Jack Haley, was always my favorite character. He had spunk and spirit and for me, lots of heart. I was always in awe of the idea of a man made out of tin...much as I was fascinated by the robots in the early Sci-fi shows--but that's another story! I loved the Tin Man so much that one year I actually created a costume with gray face paint, oak tag, and lots of foil.
My art card shows Tin Moose on the yellow brick road on his way to Oz. I used a slightly dark and obviously highly reflective paper for his funnel hat--in person, it is solid dark gray. You will notice that his little door is open so you can see his heart; because after all, he always had a heart. So, what did the Wizard of Oz say to the Tin Man? Loosely paraphrased...
"that a heart will never be practical until it is made unbreakable. A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others." Words never more true than that!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy your corned beef & cabbage if that is your tradition.