Coca Cola, Rachel’s wonderful drawing challenge

June 15, 2014

Well, this was an interesting twist for me.

I don’t drink coke. I can’t imagine filling my body with ten teaspoons of sugar and huge amounts of caffeine and DNA destroying potassium benzoate. 🙁 (but I hear it’s great for getting rust off of metal)

I actually don’t drink any pop at all, so it was a bit of a stretch to come up with something coke related.

The first thing I thought about was pop art, Andy Warhol, as in: “You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”

So, ubiquitous as it is, I didn’t really want to disseminate the whole coke image.

I thought about buying a can, dumping the pop out and using the aluminum for some art… recycling the rest…making more cans of coke available…but then again I ran into the problem of personally not agreeing with contributing to the cola market.

What to do…what to do…

Then I got an idea!

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I searched out the biggest pieces of sea glass in my collection and tried a few photo transfer, and it worked!

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The funny thing about photo transfers, is you have to draw the image, then scan it then cut it up and transfer it then remove the paper backing then clear coat it…

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That’s like seventeen steps when you could simply have drawn the darn thing on the object in the first place…lol.

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But it’s much more fun this way, isn’t it?

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So who knows if this glass came from coca cola bottles, but then who knows if it didn’t? I’m taking artistic liberty here 😉

I can see there being a few more photo transfer pieces of sea glass in my life.

When you have a chance, drop by Rachel’s and check out some other fantastic coke related art.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn June 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

    what a creative and beautiful solution! I am right with you in the ‘no coke’ club, disgusting muck X

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Yup! That about sums it up for me. 😀 x

  • Reply eric June 15, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Coke or no coke…your results look like litle treasures!

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Aw, thank you so much Eric. 🙂

  • Reply vastlycurious.com June 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Nice work V ! I shall also pay her Blog a visit! Happy Sunday : )

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Oh good, these drawing challenges are loads of fun actually. If you scroll down Ariene’s http://arianereichardt.blogspot.be/ side bar, you will get the upcoming challenge. (Although I’m still not completely sure how it all works.) 😀

      • Reply vastlycurious.com June 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

        I will. I wish to participate and all my painting stuff (what I brought this trip) is ready for tomorrow !

  • Reply Sally June 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Lovely, your transfers on sea glass…all those steps paid off!

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Thank you so much Sally! 😀

  • Reply Christie June 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Don’t drink any sodas either, but I certainly like your solution to the challenge! My husband loves Coke memorabilia and has quite a bit…I can take it or leave it, though their marketing campaigns through the years have been quite remarkable.

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

      It’s so bright and shiny, isn’t it? Brilliant marketing campaigns. (Although, when coke pledged a measly one million to the polar bear plight, C and I had to roll our eyes)

  • Reply Sara v June 16, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Love that translucency!! And your creative take on the prompt 🙂

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Thanks so much. 😀 I love the translucency too. Have to make more…and maybe with colour.

  • Reply bkdonegan June 16, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Ha! wonderful liberty indeed 🙂 and such a great idea- I love how they came out 🙂

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Thank you so much Kristen. 😀 Actually, it’s surprisingly easy to photo transfer onto glass. Now I’m wondering what other kind of nonsense I can get up to…mwahahahah!

  • Reply daryledelstein June 16, 2014 at 5:27 am

    not a sode/pop/soft drinker either … and i totally agree that glass could easily be from discarded coke bottles!

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Good, that makes both of us. 😀

  • Reply woolf June 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

    your post pleases me as punch, veronica! ;))) n?

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2014 at 6:02 am

      I’m so glad Nadine. 😀 Big hugs X

  • Reply sus June 16, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Gosh I enjoyed this post, V! And the photo-transfers look top notch on beach glass. Fabulous rif on the theme! (thanks for sharing the recipe for the berry thing. Looks scrumptious and EASY and I will be doing that).
    -sus

  • Reply tanïa June 17, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Absolutely love your interpretation! You solved the challenge with a wink and the results look wonderful. Are these coca leaves and cola nut plants? Anyway, it’s brilliant!
    Hope, you’ll come and see my belated coke tribute, too, it’s finally online. Have a nice week!

    • Reply Veronica June 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Hi Tania, they’re just various seed pods. That would have been a terrific idea though. 😀 Thank you so much.

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