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Friday, January 8, 2010

The World Is Full of Zanies and Fools

"...who don't believe in sensible rules and don't believe what sensible people say. Because these daft and dewy-eyed dopes, keep building up impossible hopes, impossible things are happening every day!" Rodgers and Hammerstein

Possibility


Since I've been reading about words for the year on some of my faavorite blogs, I've decided that "possibility" is going it as my word for this year. Several challenges inspired this journal page: Crazy Amigos' "Brand New Start" challenge, One Powerful Hour's "Inspirational Word" challenge,Wednesday Stamper's "When I Grow Up challenge, and Illustration Friday's word "Confined" sent me running in the opposite direction. This journal page started with a background from the dictionary, the page with "possibility" on it, although I don't know if you can even see that any more. Then, I added a handpainted image from a Tim Burton-inspired fashion spread I cut out of Harper's Bazar, acrylic paint, handcolored scrapbook paper, and flourishes with a rubber stamp. Now that I think of it, she looks a bit like a fairy godmother, which is exactly what I'd like to be wne I grow up.

"Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today." Mark Twain. This is what I believe. This is what my life as a wife, a mother, a teacher, a friend, and an artist have taught me.

To see hopes
Even in a black, confined world,
Kanon Wakeshima


Stay warm and cozy and allow yourself to see the possibilities!

19 comments:

Janny said...

Great post and what a stunning piece!

Sharon said...

Love today's art. You are going to discover how great it is to have a word for the year. Mine hasn't hit me yet. I been thinking and thinking. Nothing.
I got your distress signal the other day. Stupid people! Sorry you had to deal with that.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

It's POS-SI-BLE!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

What a great song that is!!

And going for the impossible... cheers.

Terri Kahrs said...

Once again, a stunning piece, Alberta! She looks as though her heart is open to many 'possibilities' with her radiant positive energy. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Diane said...

This is way cool, Alberta. It's funny, I just put up a post on my blog about my word for the year, which I hadn't even thought about doing until it struck me a couple of hours ago.

Sadie said...

Life is a fair shake
Impossible pessimism
Opt for possible.

lisa fulmer said...

Awesome colors and imagery!! Thanks for joining in at OPH!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this rock.
Unbelievable art work. I love your impressive work.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Rosie said...

Whenever I need cheering up, I shall visit my friend @ Ammusingmuses, because she just brightens my day! I love what you've ended up with - superbly vibrant and very, very Kathy! =)))

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful post and wonderful art dear Alberta!
oxo

*jean* said...

o the music and your muse....wonderful!!

Staci Danford said...

LOVE your word.. and LOVE her hat.. Wish I had one just like to wear today.. Hate this cold weather, but that hat might just make it ok. haha
Staci

Betsi Goutal said...

Wow, I just love this one! Really digging the splatters and the stripey hat. And I adore that title quote from rodgers and Hammerstein, I am going to have to hunt down the song it's from, it sounds wonderful.

Lorraine said...

I love the bright colours on this and thanks for your kind comments on my sons blog..they were very pleased!

Taluula said...

I simply love your work, and this particular one is gorgeous and I love how you articulate your thoughts and ideas too. You just make me happy my friend.

Lori Saul said...

This is so outstanding- wow what a jolt of beautiful color as I sit here blogging on this very gray day. Love this piece Alberta- its fun, young and so full of life!

Cindy said...

What an awesome piece! And it looks so fun too--very creative, indeed! Thanks for sharing your talent! Hugs, Cindy