Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm taking the plunge....

I've decided to take a leap of faith and share some of my art experiments with you. Art, as with many things is a journey and I feel that part of that journey (for me) should include being brave enough to share my pieces.
So, I'm sharing with y'all. Be kind and remember I'm still learning....



All of these pieces were made on old hard back book covers, an idea I gleaned from Kelly Rae Roberts (thank you, ma'am). I used a white gel pen for the curlies around the edges and the bird is drawn on a piece of notecard paper that was sandpapered and then adhered with acrylic medium.




One of my first experiments and one of my more personal. I cut out the phrase, "I want to share my heart and see joy bloom" from an old book.
The woman's skirt is a collage of papers that I painted and aged. Phrases like, "blessed journey", "beautiful courage", "passionate spirit" and "warm laugh" surround the word Mom on the woman's skirts....that's how I remember my Mom and I wanted to include her in my art.



This one says, "Even with imperfect wings~ We Fly." The Hubs likes this one.
That glare you see is from the pearlizing mist that I sprayed on it. I like the glow it gives off.




I believe that this one is one of Dad's favorites as he loves butterflies! (That strip of blue at the top of the picture is part of another painting that this one was leaning against...Oops!)




9 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

They're beautiful Anna! I especially love the one with the lady! Very pretty!!!

Joanna said...

These are wonderful, woman!!! The hope one leaped out at me. A word God is trying to pound into my head. You got nothing to apologize for as this is quality stuff. Love it!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

My goodness...so very pretty!
sandy toe

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

IT is very nice stuff. I can't wait to have one to hang on my wall. :-)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Or to put somewhere...

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love them all Anna,
I love love love the one that reminds you of your mom...That one is not only beautiful but powerful!

Robin~♥

Christine Witt said...

I found your blog because you link to Kelly Rae. Brush Dance (my company) sells her calendars and journals.

Your art is very nice. I like Faith and Bloom the best. Nice job. I hope you'll share more.

Octamom said...

These are so gorgeous!!! Wowza! Beautiful stuff, my friend, just beautiful!

Blessings!

Darcy @ m3b said...

Anna,

These are simply divine. You have talent! YOu've been holding out on us!

When are you going to start an etsy shop? I would be happy to promote you.

Talent like that shouldn't be kept secret. ;)

Darcy