Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mind Wide Open March Gypsy Belle

This is my entry for the Mind Wide Open challenge this month. We all work with the same digital image and it is amazing to see what all the artists do with it. Take a look, it's worth it to see all the different interpretations. Anyway here's mine. It is about my grandmother Gypsy Belle and how much I liked her name. I used some of the techniques I've been learning in my Art Journal 102 class like gel transfers and layering. I also used some of my rolled paper beads that I showed in an earlier post. TFL!

15 comments:

Femmy said...

great work!!!

Tacey said...

Oh, Nan..this is just beautiful! I love the colors and the rolled paper beads are wonderful.

Joy said...

So lovely!

I especially love the handwriting on the background. It lends intrigue to the piece. :o)

Lynn said...

Great work Nan, I love all the detail you put into this piece of art. Thank you for visiting me at my blog too :)

Ayekah said...

Love it Nan!!

slommler said...

Your entry piece is wonderful. Love the beads!!!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my entry.
Thanks so much!
Hugs
SueAnn

Viola said...

It`s a wonderful piece, Nan! Just gorgeous!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Nan! Thanks for coming to visit! This creation is beautiful. I enjoyed taking a peek into your creative world here!

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing the love on my blog.
Gypsy Belle is just a beautiful name and you have done a beautiful work of art.
AJ 102 is heaps of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished swan work.

Sharon said...

Nan, Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments on my entry. I like yours too and it has special memories for you. I enjoyed reading your blog and all the classes you are taking. I love the beads. I have made fabric beads to use in my crazy quilting. May I ask what finish you used on yours? I like the look of it.Warmly, Sharon

Lucy Edson said...

I love the name, Nan!! And the wire work around the edge is gorgeous!! I am going to have to try the transfer like you did. :)

Glad you found a use for your beads! ;)

Persimmons Gal said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! It is always nice to meet a fellow mixed media artist! It seems we share a love for color...your piece is fantastic!

June said...

So gorgeous and creative. Love the frame and the colour
Hugs June x

Bethany Kartchner said...

That is really cool! Beautiful job!

Amy said...

wow, I love it..grandmother's are always mystical and wonderous..I lover her name too..very original and artsy!
I love this piece..the handwriting journaling is awesome!