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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Surprise




This journal page is an 8 x 11 collage on watercolor paper, using a digitally altered face from theinspirationroom.com/ and a body made of handpainted scrapbook paper. The sunflower is from one of my original photographs, and the bird and immaculate heart are original watercolors. These images were scanned, reduced, reprinted, trimmed with scissors, and recolored with Prismacolor pencils. The background is acrylic paint and inks layered with brushes and a sponge, and the borders are hand drawn with a fine-tipped black Sharpie, and the image at the bottom is scanned from a cigar box and hand trimmed.

20 comments:

Limar said...

Beautiful! :)

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooooow. :)

Marde said...

I like your combination

*jean* said...

oookay that's what i'm talking about!!! this rocks! you have crossed over into a magical place and i hope you never turn around!! beautiful work, so full of meaning and beautiful detail...wow....happy saturday, girl..

jean

Kim Mailhot said...

Gorgeous page ! The central figure is so beautiful and I love the red/pink against the blue.

"Manifest" has been my word all week since I went to meditation on Monday. It seems that a lot of the "work" I have been doing is "manifesting" its results now...feels good...a little overwhelming, but good.

I hope your weekend has some beautiful manifestations too, beautifl Alberta!
Big hugs !

Pom Pom said...

I love working with Sharpies! The colors here are pure joy!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh . . . this piece has a wonderful spiritual quality, Alberta. I love how you've taken so many of your previous elements and created this awesome, vibrant piece. Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

sherry ♥ lee said...

Gorgeously vibrant and I feel a tremendous spirituality coming from this.

peggy gatto said...

Reminds me of beautiful mexican folk art.
Very lovely.

Amy said...

WOW!!! You make the best art...Love the journal page

Lumilyon said...

Beautiful and lovingly-done work. Icould gaze at this for along, long time. Thanks, once again, for your constant support lovely lady x

Rhonda said...

This is an incredible piece - very beautiful. Cheers!

indybev said...

Thanks for sharing your process in creating this beautiful piece, Alberta. It makes it all the more special!

Marit said...

Quite a surprise... it's gorgeous!!!

kotilaiska said...

Amazing card!

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the colors, and your drawing of the heart and bird! The border is fantastic, too! Beautifully done!!!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Love your journal pages, such great use of colour. The one in your previous post is great too.

Ozstuff said...

Manifestly Heavenly! Alberta, this piece is beyond all the superlatives I can think of. Stunning work.

Heather Robinson said...

Your artwork is always so full of meaning and depth in its messages and its textures and colours. The sign of a thinker and a brilliant and talented artist.

Stephanie said...

I appreciate your sharing of techniques...all your pages are beautiful.