And then while digging through my many piles of bits and pieces of ephemera from all over, I found a page from a play called "The Red Parasol". I know I have had that piece of paper for at least three or four years and here, all of a sudden it reappeared just when I needed it.
I took a plain 9X12 canvas and covered it with pieces of old dictionary pages, then white washed over it to create a frame for my drawing.
I think "The Red Parasol" is pretty much a perfect title, don't you ?
I need to take some more photos of the piece or scan it it more. I just love the colors.
Check out what it looks like with crazy contrast settings...
I am thinking of putting this piece in my Etsy shop (my poor semi-abandoned Etsy shop).
But man, it is hard to give up pieces that you love...
Here is another finished piece.
This art journal page was inspired by a great blog that I came upon recently.
Susanne from Be Like A Pencil writes wonderfully and I am often left very thoughtful after visiting her.
I like how this page turned out even though it is more like other art journalers I admire than my own usual stuff . I am kind of lost in my creative endeavors right now, but feeling the need to get whatever I can out.
You know that whole thing about if you want to be a writer, write!
That's what I am trying to do. Keep creating until the flow returns...
Plus as the quote says, it is about being whole, not perfect, right ? ;)
And now for the cool rendez-vous announcement.
Tomorrow we will begin an adventure for Kim² !
(Kim² - at our first meeting, Fall 2009)
I am heading up to Montreal to visit with my Blogland and Real Life friend, Kim (the Bodhi Chicklet). This visit all came about because Sherry from Everyday Possibilities proposed getting together with the two Kims in Montreal but she unfortunatelycouldn't make the gathering in the end. Kim and I decided to have our time together anyway. A couple of days full of friendship, a little art making probably, lots of chit-chat and probably several glasses (bottles ?) of wine are all on the agenda !We will have a toast to Sherry too and hope that she can join us at a later date.
Funny thing...I have always had a lot of other Kims around me in my life but have never had a close friend named Kim, and neither has Kim. We are liking it a lot though !
Not sure when I will be back in Blogland to post - mostly likely next Monday.
I hope you have a great rest of the week and that you find ways to make yourself feel whole...
Big big LOve Beautiful Ones !