Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Story On Paper...

** Collage Effect **

It is merely an extinction.

As I go through all of the paper ... it ceases to amaze me, on all that I have collected.
 Why...What is this for...What was I thinking...?
comes to mind. 
The bits of scraps, labels, torn tissue... all at one time or another,inspired me to create.
Create something spectacular, one day!
And, that is how it started... I gathered, collected, and begun to hoard.
Those ideas have become extinct.
New inspiration fills my mind making room for an evolution.
A new journal. Pages filled with collage work. 

Not stacks of meaningless paper anymore.
 This is inspirational... this fills my artistic heart with happiness! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Painting: She Is Crowned

Resting On My Easel

** An original mixed-media painting **
created on: compressed/corrugated cardboard

I started where I left off... gathering a collection of thoughts.
Letting the story unfold. 

It was very clear to me, she wanted to remain compassionate.
Yet... the words that needed to be spoken, could not to told without being stern. 

To have the beauty to speak freely...

To be in this position, is to be crowned, with its own crosses to bare. 

To lay silent, is not a choice! 

The crown.
 I must keep my crown, she wishes to tell.
As preciously made, as symbolic as it is, for all that it represents...
My feelings are valid.

See with your heart. Feel with your soul. Paint with your hands.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit...and these delightful links.

Have a creative weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Journal Spread

A little "pick-me up!"

This journal spread was inspired by Donna Downey .

Let you in on a little secret... painting a CHEVRON pattern, always makes me happy!

What is your little "pick-me-up"...?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Collectively Collaging...

Why not.
Have you ever heard of such a thing...?

These are, but a few of the pages I have been working on.
Once I was able to go through the mounds of paper I was hoarding...
It is amazing what you find!

Imagine all this... 
was just piling up, now I am creating a collage journal. 

Makes you think twice about your stash. 
Is it a habit to just collect?
Or, are you creating something "artful" with those papers? 
Is there a answer to your madness of hoarding? 

Just maybe... 
it is time to let go. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On My Table

Painting taking shape. Next stop Easel.
I was able to paint a little this evening, after another hot day.

The process.
The unfolding.
The story begins.
She states, I am not too out of touch with being compassionate.  
Her voice... softly asks, for a touch of pink.

She whispers, I wish to be spoken of gently... 

 to be crowned with a purpose, I have yet to seek. 

See with your heart. Feel with your soul. Paint with your hands.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Recap

Remove the clutter... defeat the hoarder.
Such a relief.

It was a great success...
I spent most of the weekend and Monday going through piles of paper.

I received a huge response, from all who were interested, 
in receiving some "stash from my studio".

I am delighted to share! 
Envelopes are being stuffed and sent out all this week. 
Thank you. 
There is nothing more exciting than receiving "artful" goodies in the mail. 

Long over-due... a BIG THANK YOU!
A Mail-Art applause.

I have been gifted by the talents of my "artsy" friends!
A thoughtful note...
 just because...
You are our friend, and thought of often.
~ oxox ~

Andria Kaskey

Karenann Young

Terrie Purkey

Frances Traina



What is showing up in your mailbox?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit...and these delightful links
Have a wonderful Weekend!