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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Journey To The Center

Believe


Sometimes when I'm feeling creative, but brain dead, I go to my list of art challenge blogs for inspiration. I keep file folders and cigar boxes full of magazine images that I like, and I try to use them with combinations of prompts to create my art. This journal page which became a postcard evolved from Inspire Me Thursday's Pink & Orange Challenge, Theme Thursday's Orange Challenge, Saturday Workout's Make a Journal Page Challenge, and Sunday Postcard Art's Glamour Girl Challenge. When I'm back in school, like now, my studio time is severely limited, and sometimes I have to mull over ideas for days before I can actually pick up a paintbrush. So this approach works well for me. This page began with a Diane von Furstenburg ad that I glued over a newspaper page and embellished with acrylic paint. I actually wanted to throw in some stars and a bird or two to satisfy a couple of more prompts, but I just couldn't quite make them work with this composition.

21 comments:

Willy said...

Wonderful page and colours, Alberta!

Terri Kahrs said...

Alberta, her eyes speak volumes! Bold, beautiful and totally filled with creativity and glamor! Awesome! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS - Good luck and good wishes for a wonderful school year! xoxo

Paula said...

Amazing image & beautiful colour!

Ozstuff said...

Alberta, if I ever feel like drowning in colour all I have to do is click on Amusing Muses. Your artwork is just sensational and a feast for the eyes and the senses.

Martina2801 said...

Great page and wonderful colours, Alberta. Fantastic artwork !

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Love the postcard that you have made.
Very original.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful, bold piece Alberta- love the color and expressiveness!

indybev said...

This looks to be a piece that came together joyously and easily, and left you feeling happy and satisfied! Glorious colors.

Sandy said...

Wow this is brilliant.
Amazing page. Love them.

Thanks Alberta for your page to SaWo.

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Taluula said...

Alberta this is a delight and such a beautiful bold and wonderful piece.

Betty said...

Love the colors,awesome card.

stempelomi said...

great work!!
hugs,Beate

Giggles said...

Beautiful and I love orange and fuchsia together...really pretty!!

Hugs Giggles

peggy gatto said...

This is really great!!!

Cindy McMath said...

Alberta, your colour choices are really striking - lovely card!

Cindy :)

soulbrush said...

your stuff is great and thanks for your visit and comment on mine too.and teaching those special kids means you are special too, i teach 4 year olds 3 days a week....eeek.

herminesplace said...

Very powerful

Janet said...

Gorgeous! The colors are so yummy.

Rosie said...

Fab page Kathy! I love your choice of colours, etc!!
You asked about handcarving stamps. Cheap start: Rubber erasers and an exacto knife! Google tutes (I did!!)
Proper version - or my way of getting a good deal and supplies in one hit (and never regretting it): Stampeaz.com - very friendly, quick service, lovely people. I bought the deluxe starter kit at the time, a great investment!!
Hope that helps!
xo

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

your use of color is always inspiring Alberta! Great with the background behind the word "Believe" too!