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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Birdcage Buddha Blues



This was super-dooper challenge for me because I wasn't going to do ANY challenges at all today, since we're going tubing with my wild and crazy sister-in-law Mary Ann in north Georgia. But I woke up really early this morning and, while drinking my coffee, I sneaked a little peek at the new Arty Girlz challenge, which is "Blue." It also fits the This Thursday Challenge "Winged Things." So.... I made a sacred vow to myself to only spend ONE hour working on a journal page,(it often takes me anywhere from 4-6 hours to complete just one page). I was determined to use only images I already had and a photocopy of the watercolor background I painted yesterday. So, at warp speed, I rifled through my boxes of pre-cut bits, flinging the rejects to the floor and selecting only my favorite blue images and papers. I used one of Teesha Moore's recent collages as a layout model and started gluing. I slapped on the text even managing to use a pre-selected quote, the one from our blog, and finished in just over an hour! Everybody knows that scanning and editing do NOT count. (I just saw an eensy-weensy mistake that I will have to correct when I get home tomorrow). Also, Arty Girlz, below you'll see a journal page to fit your ongoing "Recycle Challenge." Whew! Who said collaging isn't aerobic activity!

19 comments:

Julie said...

I love visiting your blog it is AMAZING!! All of your creations are fantastic

Thanks for joining in with this weeks Arty Girlz challenge

Julie & Crissi xx

Jean said...

wowwweeeee, just an hour?? maybe that should be a challenge somewhere, what can you do in one hour.....this is amazing, I love all the images, especially the woman with the butterfly hat...beautiful blue page....

PatchworkGirl said...

Wow! I love this! I love making journal pages. This is so energetic and calm all at the same time. Love it! x

Janet said...

Usually when I think of blues it means something rather sad but this is anything but! I love all the mix of images you've used. Beautiful!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh, what an extraordinary piece. Gorgeous collage. Love them.

Silvia said...

How fantastic.... such a wonderful collage.

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE this...and I LOVE your blog!! I have given you an award. You can see it, and snag the widget from my blog HERE

Giggles said...

Wow look what you can do in one hour! You are amazing...never been a huge fan of blue...this is my favorite shade of blue....I do love it! My daughter had her room this color for years. This journal page has mystique to it! Well done!

Hugs Giggles

Dawne said...

lovely xx

~*~*~*~ said...

I just have to have a second look.....beautiful!!

Jean

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Love the whole thing its amazing, but to be eligable for entry to This Thursday, you have to link to This Thursday in the post. You can just add it on the end ,. This also fits This Thursdays challenge etc

Alberta and Ava said...

I think I'll actaully finish it today!

Lisa said...

So gorgeous. I love it. In fact, I love all of your collages!!! hmmm I think I'll go make one but I'm making no sacred promises with myself. lol

Susie Blackwell said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for joining in!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a great piece - so glad you joined in with This Thursday so we could come and see your fab blog.

jocelyne said...

your art is fantastic, love all your work !

Dawn said...

Your blog is great I have visited a few times now and it's so entertaining to red your posts too, this is gorgeous you have such a flair for collage.

~*~Patty said...

Now how lucky for me, I lingered on your blog long enough to hear Joni :) :) :) I Love BLUE and this piece is WOWEE!!! LOVE IT!!! You are very gifted!

deb said...

wow,love your collage work, you really have an eye for this style of work.