Friday, January 30, 2015

One Day

her wings outgrew her fears of flying, believing, doubt and dread...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

letter from creativity

Cut words from cards and letters to make the message, use stencils and cut outs for back ground.
Add figure tracing from magazine or clip art. Use complimentary and analogous colors.
Remember to listen to that special message you created.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

women are everything to everyone

so meet MRS. EVERYTHING! She is there when family come and go. She has the food ready, the clothes clean, the answers to "Where's my______?", and yet she must remain lovely, unstressed and WONDERFUL!

This is #2 in the Recycle Series: watercolor and pen sketch, window cut with text in my Mom's handwriting. and wings and words cut from greeting cards.

Monday, January 19, 2015

a new series of recycled art journal pages and a discovery

Cleaning out Mom's house to sell, now that she is in care for Alzheimer and unable to make payments, I discovered so much. I knew she had written a poem about her mom when she died and had it published as a song. (Actually she had to pay to do it but she was happy with it.) she wrote others too. She really dreamed of becoming a Nashville songwriter. Her dreams, like many of mine, took a back seat to real life. Responsibilities, health issues, and demons took over. Some of her demons that chased her are the same ones that chase me; the ones that make you doubt yourself, make you worry and afraid of life, and the ones that only want failure and unhappiness for you.

I decided to take some of the notes, cards, and other miscellany and turn them into art journal pages.  This is the first one and I call it Daddy's girl, because of the transparency from a Father's Day card to my dad, the line from a song (He's Got the Whole World in His Hands) refers to our Heavenly Father. the page began as hot pink with some various notes of words, numbers and address glued on, then a layer of paint was put down. then the items from cards and a cutout figure finished it.

Life is recycled just like materials.