Passions of an Odd Chick

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Get By With a LIttle Help From My Friends.



Well, it's not really true that I've been neglected (see previous post). But it is true that we've been working really hard with no days off - grateful, truly, for the work in this economy. I'm also grateful for the work in how it strengthens the team-building aspect of our marriage and how I learn something new everyday. Work is a gift and as I get older, I'm learning it is a gift we can easily take for granted.

This was a large mixed-media piece I did before the heavy work began. It is on watercolor paper, with another watercolor torn up and collaged on top. It still looks like background to me and I feel I must add something over the top - maybe some large black silhouetted calligraphy- spiritual words.... Or not. I would be very grateful for your comments and ideas because I'm a little dry on creative stuff right now. Someone just needs to light my flame again.


8 comments:

Carol Anne Strange said...

This is gorgeous! I must say that I like it just as it is but I can also see that it would take it to another dimension with some well-chosen words flying through it. :-)

Good to hear that you're happily busy. Stay well and keep creating. x

Michelle said...

I don't know why but it reminds me of birds. I can see a transparent whitish bird over the top of it....shrug...I also like it just as it is :)

ooglebloops said...

Love it as it is - but some translucent words might work too!

*jean* said...

ooo i think it's just a beautiful piece! i would scan it and play with it in picasa before adding anything to it....that way you can add it to as many pieces as you want to!! picasa is super easy and it's a free download...i've used it for over a year now...you can saturate colors, print and use your background in many ways..picasa also has a layering collage feature that you could use with another piece (like flowers) to see if that's what you want to do....also, it takes away the bulkiness of the watercolor paper....

Sorrow said...

oh, I don't know, I think i am with every one else in saying it is lovely by itself.
I have been singing the beatles all day today.." when I find myself in times of trouble, Mother mary comforts me, speaking words of wisdom, Let it be"
does that add any words ?
or wisdom?

redchair said...

This is gorgeous and the colors are wonderful. You've actually created a sense of depth and movemovement which is not easy to do.

And speaking of ideas and getting those creative juices flowing...you know what I think you check out. We've got a couple really cool themes this month I bet you wont beable to resist.
Vikki

redchair said...

And check out my blog. Did one that I think you and hubby might enjoy.
Vikki

Swati said...

Interesting; this gave me a feeling of - 'torn', and I thought there was a womanish figurehead in silhouette too, somewhere in the upper middle, made of the darker papers. So I'd suggest elaborating on that theme. One thing that comes to mind is getting it in a frame - a simple plain iron frame, with about an inch to spare from the surface. No glass, but wrought iron figures: roses, words, faces, whatever, arising from the frame itself, joining up on the other side. Part of the image, yet distinct from it, because it feels only partly a background to you; partly finished in itself.