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The Superstition Challenge
posted by Gwen Duda on Saturday Aug 20, 2011
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I thought it would be fun to paint a concept or idea instead of just a visual so the idea of painting an image about superstition conjured up in my mind. The ole stand by that one should never open an umbrella indoors came quickly to mind so I thought I would take of shot of doing just that AND add a cat to the image for good measure. Now what would be ideal is to make the cat black and if you have the mad art skills to make that happen even better!

You can, however, paint anything you want:
1. turned over salt shaker
2. someone walking under a ladder
3. a black cat, who just spilt some salt, while holding an umbrella indoors under a ladder who also managed to break a mirror when he opened the umbrella.
Or any or none of the above. Maybe you have your own superstitions you could illustrate?

In my research online I came across a superstition that unmarried women should never kiss a man with a moustache at a wedding. That was a new one to me. The whole bridal thing could be incorporated as well, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue". There's so much to choose from!

But for those who wish to, please feel free to use the image I supplied for this challenge and crop them as you'd like. I think that the red umbrella with the golden brown flooring gives a rich enticing appeal. Good luck! (and I mean that!).

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