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Friday, August 22, 2008

Dear Blogging Friends...


I have a confession to make: I'm a color junkie. Yes, I know this may come as no surprise to you, but I am addicted to pure, unadulterated, unrefined, uncut color. I NEED color; I CRAVE color. Color makes me happy. It gives me energy, and it soothes me. Color just makes everything better. Now, I've admitted I have this dependency. I definitely do not want a cure!

Since I started blogging six months ago, I've met so many kindred spirits, and I've spent hours poring over their art. My goal has been to practice different techniques and to learn as much as I could from these artists, in an attempt to develop my own individual style. I've sketched and painted and cut and pasted, and I think I'm getting closer to something, what I'm not sure yet, but I can tell that I'm learning.

Last night I wanted to try something different, so I borrowed a little from here and begged a little from there, and this is the result: Anahata is responsible for the use of a vintage photograph, Sharon for the napkin flowers, Lisa for the color scheme, and Holly for the mood. Thank you, all my sweet blog friends, for writing about what you do and how you do it and how you feel while you're doing it. Thank you for your art and for sharing so generously and for helping me get a little closer to becoming what I've always want to be: an artist.

Alberta

7 comments:

Janet said...

Very different from the recent ones but I really love this. The colors, the nostalgic look, the one word....it all works! Simple yet oh, so beautiful.

Heather Robinson said...

Ah, borrowing is what it's all about but you definitely put your own fantastically colourful spin on this piece. I, for one, am thrilled by your colour addiction.

PatchworkGirl said...

Wow I love your work! It's so bright and fun! :D I'v given you a blog award on my blog :)

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fantastic....ain't (blog) life sweet?

Astrid Maclean said...

I think this is the first time I visited your blog and just wanted to let you know how much i enjoyed it. Your love for colour brightened my day after a long day at work! Thank you

Giggles said...

I read this on google reader but had to come back and respond! My name is SHERRIE AND I AM A COLOR JUNKIE TOO!! HAHA!! I can not live without color! I am not a beige person what so ever! For a stint in my life I had to have plain walls and it near drove me crazy....it inspires me, comforts me, makes me happy to be with color!
Thanks for this post my color soul sister! Wonderful collage love the pink and green together...I am kind of into that lately!!

Hugs Sherrie

Cami said...

I have those napkins! Ikea or Target... Lovely piece!