Friday, March 28, 2008

Homage for IF

Have you heard of Postage People? I wonder if H. C. Andersen would appreciate the postal stamp image placed on top of a different figure, the opposite sex, too? It wasn't until after I had decided to pair these two that I realised the ironic significance between the book the woman is holding and the famous author. This postage stamp is one magnificent piece of artwork! Credit where credit is due ~ I pay homage to Hans and the artist that created this amazing stamp! Read about the famous Danish writer here. A little "Red & White Danish Dynamite"......

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Winter Gave Way to Summer....for WS

and the Irish girl with a plume of feathers.
I gotta say that working with words is a little addictive once you get started!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Words Are A Heavy Thing...for IF

This IF contribution is again my WIP for 'Organic Backgrounds' class. This class has been such a pleasure and I highly recommend this kind of artistic exploration via the web. Really it's like taking a class at your local community centre (for the same $$ if not less) and it is soo much fun.

This week's IF theme 'Heavy' has been fun and the perfect answer for the words/quotation I was looking for my WIP. IF has been such a pleasure since I tried it a number of weeks ago (for the first time) even more so this week, as it led me to find this rather elusive quote from some/the writers of Northern Exposure in seems rather stunning to me now that was 16 years ago!
"Words are a heavy thing, they weigh you down...if birds talked, they couldn't fly."
Sy Rosen and Christian Williams, Northern Exposure, On Your Own, 1992

Sea Side Trinket by Bella Casa

This truly is 'One-of-a-kind' art. I received this absolute treasure in the mail this week from Palmer @ Bella amazing! I have been so fortunate! You've just got to see the beautiful things here. I won this treasure during the One World-One Heart event. I know there are many others in 'blog land' that have been touched too. This connection is something that has become a significant part of my life. Please read my 'Moo' blog pondering on art and the affinity that the computer and the www has given to the world.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Dream of Roses for IF 'Garden'

My entry for IF is again a compilation of artistic events...isn't it at times profound how what begins as one thing can become something else; altogether different? I sometimes wonder, during the creative process, if art doesn't simply become what it was always meant to be.
This canvas has been part of my work for Paulette Insall's 'Organic Backgrounds' class. Instinctively, or not, I'm not too sure, I just found the colour impact of the brown lettering and the green of the dark stamped Ivy leaves made me think of the richly coloured earth in the spring and of course the roses before they bloom here in the early summer garden......the irony of the lettering (which is not clearly legible) "Art is letting your fingers capture what your heart is hearing"~stamp available here

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Purple & Gold for MMM

Wonderful challenge from Gerda! Hope you can see the gold stamped lettering of the background.

For TGIF Swirls

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Song Bird for MMM 2 of 2 for Music

Song Bird Sings for MMM 1 of 2

A wee bit late.......couldn't upload this morning ~ working all week ~ better late than never!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Beauty, Feeling Spring

I've been enjoying a cardmaking fest! What began as altered trading card size just seemed to shout ~I need a border. New flourish stamps from Close to My Heart.....and loving the collage sheets from Shabby Cottage Studio.