Monday, July 6, 2009

Eye on the Prize

The Queen is sooooo happy !



The sun is out for the 4th day in a row !!!

Do you know how good this feels ?

Gotta get out there so here is a short Monday post.

Just a few shots of some recent art journal pages.



"It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in one's hands,
for the hands execute but the eye judges" Michelangelo



I am working on keeping my compass in my eye right now...

Eye on the prize, so to speak...



Art journal page and details - July 6th, 2009

Collage elements from Stock photography book, and anatomy book images found on Flick'r,
background painted with Caran d'arche watercolor crayons, black Indian ink line work.

(Click to enlarge any of these photos)


"Pentimento" - art journal page, July 3rd, 2009,


bautched photo transfers, Caran d'Arche crayon background,
alphabet stamps from Michael's dollar bin for lettering on the bottom, Indian Ink details


Read the word on Patti Digh's site in one of her recent writings and had to look up the definition.

Always love to learn a new word.

Especially one that applies so well !

pentimento
: the emergence of lines, images, etc. in a painting
that become visible as oil paints grow transparant with age,
thus revealing the artist's earlier ideas.



If it were not for my earlier ideas, I would not be where I am now.



Off to enjoy the here and now,

off to have my day in the sun...

Happy Monday, my Beautiful Friends !

10 comments:

sherry lee said...

When the Queen is happy, everybody's happy!! :) I love the little flower behind your eye...very fetching!!

And your journal pages, as always are captivating...

Pentimento..whenever I hear that word I think of Lillian Hellman...that's what she called her autobiography!! Lovely word isn't it?? Happy day Queen...enjoy the sunshine!!

michelle ward said...

love the sun, love the new do, love the pages, love the perspective.

Jennifer said...

Such a beautiful picture of happy you! The sun made an appearance here as well :) Looking like it will be around for a few more days, yay!!

Your journal page is gorgeous. I love the blues!

Snap said...

YeeeHawwww .... the Queen is Happy! Go celebrate! Loved the pages.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Beautiful detail shots. Looks like more than the sun is shining in your world!

Kate said...

Kim,

I am so glad to hear that you finally got some sun. Pentimento such an intereseting work.. Lovely pages I love all that blue.

Kate

Anonymous said...

You are my sunshine! Love to check in on your creations.
Love you my precious one.
You know who

beth said...

I hope your monday was as fantastic as those journal pages of yours....

and love your face photo...such pure happiness there!

deb did it said...

Kim, your artwork shines thru and portrays the JOY and HAPPINESS you must be feeling! I love your thought about "earlier ideas, bringing you to the place you are NOW" I love that.

joanne said...

hooray for sun and all the ways it shines the light on us... on our bodies, in our hearts... and gives us the light of awareness too!!!

i am soooo loving your new haircut... so beautiful and makes your face just glow...

wonderful journal pages too... what a gorgeous post :)