Monday, August 28, 2006

If I say Industria

Well, when I read "Industria", I think Industrial and I think of bands like:
Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Frontline Assembly, Nine Inch Nails, Einsturzende Neubauten, Revolting C*cks, Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Pigface, KMFDM, ... and it brings me back to my University days of college radio, and smokey concerts... sheesh, I still remember the first time I saw Trent Reznor and NiN!

But a few years later, a few more grey hairs, 2 children and one hubby... things have changed, I still enjoy my Ministry albums, and hum Nine Inch Nails songs at times (if you can actually hum those?!) :) and it reminds me of good times in my "other" life. hehehe, yup, I used to hang out at Foufounes Electriques quite often... This will make some people scratch their heads, and other giggle... that was half a world away, physically!!!!!

But nowadays, now that I'm grown up and more artistic (in a different way I guess) and now that I have been able to imbibe the enthusiasm of Julie van Oosten (who is also a Mum of twins though hers are a bit older than mine but Julie isn't that much older than me, if at all, and I digress!!!!) I wish talent and inspiration was acquired by osmosis, but yeah, I guess inspiration is something you can get watching someone else create... so this weekend I had the pleasure to see Julie van Oosten demonstrate her new style of stamping: Industria. Very simple, and I love the look. Goes very well with the aforementioned bands too!

More to come in that vein? You betcha! I even decorated the back of my tag!

On another note, I've been making samples for Larry (and Marian) at AboutArtAccents. Just go to the Gallery and look under my name, there's three pages as I write this. It's fun. I get to challenge myself with some images, and get to play with images which are right up my alley, a win/win situation if you ask me.


Heather T. said...

Those are way cool looking! (Or that is, one thing I guess)

France said...

Thanks Heather! :)

JulieKatTaiwan said...

Awesome! You'll be fantastic in this genre, as you are in all others!