Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The front cover of my newest creation-
Words that mean a lot to me-
I love all images about coffee, so I have to
collect those too!
I love old keys and tags.
I try to put a little sentiment in each of my creations!
I collect images and file them away...all things red!
All it needs is some tissue paper and words!
More words of wisdom-
Fine Arts-Go for it!
vintage collections, old library card holder and tags!
ART- (ahrt)- Expressing the self in a visual manner: using creativity to make something which reflects the artist's soul.
I can not look at a magazine without tearing out images. I can not look at colors and textures and words and ideas without wanting to DO something with them. I am forever altered. I have been doing this for a few years, but really fell in love with it during my Mom's battle with cancer. I wanted to save every snippet and treasure and thought I was having.
The book on the right has all the words to the verses in Ecclesiastes -
To everything there is a season-A time to sing, a time to sigh, a time to laugh, a time to cry, a time to live and a time to die. Too many people are waiting until the sun shines or until it rains or until their ship comes in or the tide has changed, and suddenly time is gone and nothing has happened...except the waiting. Working does not cease, for as each new season arrives, we are in preparation for the coming season. Every season is lovelier than the last and begs us not to wait but to prepare and to make every season a season to be happy.
What I do is begin with a book, any old book...We are fortunate in that our school library discards books from time to time and after the teachers have picked through them for reading purposes, I usually take the rest to the art room where they are destroyed, yet reborn....forever altered. I know some people have trouble with the "destroying books" thing, but I like to think of them being "reborn" in a new and different body! I usually incorporate children, those older looking vintage images I adore, painting, drawing, chalk, rubber stamping, distressing, fibers, brads, whatever sparks my interest at the time.... I try to start with the base of the page before adding decorative elements. I also try to have a two page spread so that an open page matches all the way across the 2 pages. My new friend, Susan, my 50 and fabulous kindred sister, met through the "blogosphere", will adore this project. I hope to see some of her work back at me! You can check out her creations on her blog under my sites of interest "Susan's colorful life".
What has "altered" you in this life? I'd love to hear from you! Just think, one day we will be "reborn" in a new and different body....beautiful in every way!
I am fascinated with the passage of time.
Why does it seem to be going so much
faster as I age?