Sunday, 8 March 2009

The Tragedie of Macbeth


Fellow blogger June has started a new blog... it's called Art Freebies. She is running a challenge every Wednesday where you have to enter a piece of artwork using that week's image.

So here is my entry!
I thought this image represented Shakespeare's tragedy so well. I am not an expert on Shakespeare (far from it!) but from what I remember Lady Macbeth was a strong willed woman who (along with the 3 witches) goaded her husband into murder and thus achieved her ambition to become the Queen of Scotland. She then suffered terrible guilt, began sleepwalking and eventually committed suicide.
This ATC is a paper collage and I used some red embossing powder for the blood dripping from the dagger!
Why don't you go visit June's blog - there's some great free artwork for you to use - and whilst you're there, have a go at her challenge!

9 comments:

Femmy said...

this is perfect!! what a great background!!

azLizJane said...

Very cool, Viv! The knife/blood adds a great gothic/creepy touch!

Liz

sassy said...

fabby....and just a perfect combination to portray old willy...lol!!! great work ar per the norm lvs sassxxxxxxx

Maureen said...

That's a powerful piece!!

Flippinpest said...

Great interpretation Viv

Tacey said...

Fabulous piece!

Anne said...

Great ATC, love the embossed gore
:0)

Jan said...

This is totally STUNNING Viv. Very powerful.

Sherry said...

Absolutely adore this one Viv - love the dripping blood from the dagger!