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Coca Cola, Rachel’s wonderful drawing challenge

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. πŸ™ (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 πŸ˜‰

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.

Comments: 22

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    June 15, 2014
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    what a creative and beautiful solution! I am right with you in the ‘no coke’ club, disgusting muck X

  • June 15, 2014
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    Coke or no coke…your results look like litle treasures!

  • June 15, 2014
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    Nice work V ! I shall also pay her Blog a visit! Happy Sunday : )

      • June 16, 2014
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        I will. I wish to participate and all my painting stuff (what I brought this trip) is ready for tomorrow !

  • June 15, 2014
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    Lovely, your transfers on sea glass…all those steps paid off!

  • Christie

    June 15, 2014
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    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.

  • June 16, 2014
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    Love that translucency!! And your creative take on the prompt πŸ™‚

  • June 16, 2014
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    Ha! wonderful liberty indeed πŸ™‚ and such a great idea- I love how they came out πŸ™‚

  • daryledelstein

    June 16, 2014
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    not a sode/pop/soft drinker either … and i totally agree that glass could easily be from discarded coke bottles!

  • June 16, 2014
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    your post pleases me as punch, veronica! ;))) n?

  • sus

    June 16, 2014
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    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

  • June 17, 2014
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    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!

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