Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Moments Of Silence


My entry for Mind Wide Open.....I really enjoy doing the monthly challenge on MWO. The image this month was very pastel and light so it was a challenge not to overpower it with the other elements. I played with some techniques after reading Kelly Ray Roberts book and taking some journaling classes from Pam Carriker, Nancy Lefko and Dina Wakley. I used a piece of chipboard, some gel medium to collage the torn glimmer misted book pages on the background. I sprayed a fixative on that then gessoed over everything but the heart and used some Palette gold ink and Jo Sonjas gold paint over a stencil. The hot glue spirals are dusted with Pearl Ex. This doesn't feel quite finished to me. I'd like to continue to work on this and maybe post another photo when I get it done to my liking. I started very late on the challenge and couldn't decide whether to enter or not. Then I realized it's all a learning experience and I want to be a part of it. I had a busy week and didn't make enough time to spend on creating.....like I said in an earlier post "it's all about balance" :)
I saw the best quote this week, it said "the most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do"....so true.....I have said more than I wanted to in some conversations this week and think I need to learn to edit a bit. I am sensitive myself by nature and you would think I would be more cautious when speaking but sometimes I am not. The girl seems to be sitting in a quiet moment of reflection. So this is what I was thinking about when I put started putting this piece together... Moments of silence......

7 comments:

studiorose said...

You're too silent, dangit! Speak up more. That is my advice to you.

What a gorgeous piece; I can't believe you don't consider it finished! I love the touches of yellow; very unique and pretty!

Lisa said...

This is a pretty piece. I like the golden glow it has. I also like your photoshop self portrait. I've been working on something similiar, but hadn't thought about hand coloring it!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will come again.

Lisa said...

This is a stunning piece...I think it's great you've created a work of art using new techniques...very impressive and inspiring!

Thanks for visiting my blog... I am meeting so many talented folks through Mind Wide Open!

slommler said...

Beautiful piece Nan!! I love the sensitivity and subdued color palette. Well done!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Joy said...

It's so so lovely Nan. The background you created is to die for.

Lynn said...

Georgeous work Nan, and thank you for visiting and such lovely comments :) The ABAA challenges are always fun, hope you checked out what the other girls made with felt, great projects :)

JgWM said...

LOVE this it is so beautiful. The detail is amazing. We need to get together again, when you have time. Miss you- Gayle