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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Creative Power



The challenge today at Saturday's Workout is to share your favorite technique. My favorite technique right now is to photocopy an image and handcolor it with Prismacolor pencils and then to collage it onto a watercolor/acrylic background. That's what I did here with the flamingo. Then I filled the page in with bits and pieces I had on my art table for Step Outside Your Box Saturdays "Scraps" challenge. On many of my journal pages I've used images from antique books, magazines, the internet, and even family photographs. Some days my mind is completely blank until I read a new challenge and other days, like today, I wake up with three or four ideas brewing. Very often I find inspiration in the work of another artist. I like the idea of an art journal, but I'm not very comfortable writing my own thoughts, so I search for a quote to express how I feel. I'm sure you've noticed that most of the quotes I use deal with themes of magic, hope, or creativity. I guess that's what art is all about for me: the healing power of the imagination.

10 comments:

Suzan Buckner said...

WOW..You have just blossomed!!!Your last two pieces are STUNNING!! I love them both!!! I want to come live with you!!

Hey!!We are close enough to meet for lunch you know!!
Hugs.
me.

A Note From The Queen said...

I love this!!! the striped flamingo is awesome. I'm so glad you played this week!

Staci Danford said...

Love this image... You have the most amazing sense of color combinations. It always makes me happy to look at your work. It's a little shot of YUM right here on the computer.
Staci

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Alberta what a stunning collage.
Great details and colors. Love them.

Thanks for this amazing entry to Saturday´s Workout.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous collage!

Willy said...

Great piece, Alberta!

Linda Elbourne said...

Great work Alberta

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE this page, Alberta! From your pink and black striped flamingo to the heart-eating skull, and those wonderful shoes in-between! You have the best eye and imagination for combining images and elements!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous

Giggles said...

Wonderful....I think once you find the creative process so enriching you just want to share it with the whole world! Hoping they can feel as equally as fulfilled by it as you do. I understand following those themes of magic, hope and creativity! Wonderful job!

Hugs Giggles