Saturday, May 30, 2015

Enjoy the little things - upcycled piece

I was able to find some time to create again and this makes my heart happy! I love playing with paint, watercolours, inks and texture paste. So much fun! I got this piece (brown) at my local thrift store and really enjoyed turning it into something else. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rise above - Life Lesson For My Son

You know some times things don't work out like you hope. You just don't have the mojo going on to create. That was me tonight. I have been wanting to create for a while and put too much pressure on myself. But I decided to share anyway so please be kind.

I am behind on the Documented Life Project.  But I'm ok with that. I decided to try May 16th challenge - Rise to the Occasion and use some modelling paste. I couldn't think of anything about rising to the occasion so I went off topic a bit.

My journalling to my son are lyrics to a song I can not find again for the life of me to reference.

Dear Son,

The world is full of people,
content to be what they are
Who never know the joy of success;
they lack the will to go that far.

Yet in this world there is a need,
for some to lead the rest
To rise above the average life,
by giving of their best.

Are you the one who dares,
to try when challenged by the task
To rise to heights you've never dreamed,
Or is that too much too ask?

This can by your year,
for great purpose to achieve
If you accept the challenge,
and in yourself believe.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

be the light - mixed media upcycled frame

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a while but I have been sick and it really knocked me out of the game for the past few weeks.

I was inspired to create a piece from this old framed print I purchased for $0.50 at my local thrift store. It started in a different direction that it ended but I am happy with the finished result. I was inspired by the darkness we all have inside us. I strongly believe that it is a daily choice to choose to let the light in and to be the light. Our gremlins are more vulnerable when we choose to shine the light on them. They are not as powerful and we may even stop listening to them when we realize what they are and what they are really doing to us.

April 18th The Documented Life Project Challenge (yes I am behind) was using a gelli plate. I didn't have one so I googled how to make my own. I found this great video on how to make one. I'm not sure if I made it thick enough but it was good enough to play around and make my own sheets. It was fun and I will be buying a real gelli plate soon. I used the papers I made in this piece.

(original thrift store frame)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!