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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trust in the Lord

A couple of weekends ago, I created this project for my daughter's birthday. I really had fun with this and I really loved adding all the embellishments. I've added two slideshows below. One shows more pics and closeups and the other shows my progress throughout the painting. You can click through to my Flickr to see them as well: pics and progress.

I started out by collaging the base with a few things that would be meaningful to my daughter. The first was a page from a dollar store bible. The second was a piece of sheet music from her trombone book (she's a music education major). The third was a copy of a poem written by her great-great-great grandmother. Because these things were all so important, I wanted to try to keep them showing through.
The embellishments were really fun and a great way to use some of the stash I've built up. The sentiment is actually the title from a piece of vintage sheet music I bought at a library book sale. That is definitely the place to go for some bargain ephemera! The blue flower I made myself using a satin fabric and singeing the edges over a candle flame.

Artists in Blogland's monthly theme for March is "Passions" and this fits the bill for me. As I delve into my art, connecting to the things that are meaningful to me is the most important aspect. Connecting with the past (grandma) and the future (my daughter), finding my place in this world, living in the moment, appreciating the beauty around me, enjoying the journey, truly knowing myself, connecting with another heart, laughing, listening to the Whisper in the Wind.... What sets your heart on fire? Find it and never stop chasing it.

Grandma's signature: Mrs Bertha Myers Allemang
I'm linking this up with Paint Party Friday (who has a new "featured artist" series they are doing each week), Sweet Saturdays, Artists in Blogland Show and Tell Saturday,  and Sunday Sketches. Pop over and see some other great artists and creators.

More Pics


Progress Pics

23 comments:

  1. She's wonderful! Love all the embellishments. :)

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  2. Beautiful.....I absolutely love the pink hair, it is so rich!!! If only I could get away with colouring my hair that colour....

    blessings,
    Cindy♥

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  3. So pretty - LOVE the pink hair, I want pink hair myself, now!!

    xox

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  4. She is lovely ~ wonderful creations ~ namaste, Carol ~ Come join Magical Monday Meme with 'her' ~

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  5. oh wow Heather....I love this new piece....you are so talented!!! Love the music notes in her hair....and I love love love pink!!!

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  6. So beautiful! A magniifcent piece..visually stunning and full of harmony!
    Victoria

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  7. This is a lovely piece/painting. I love her hair alot. The colors are warm yet cheerful. Well done. :)

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  8. Heather, this is such a pretty and special piece! Fantastic work. <3

    -- Sarah, visiting from Artists in Blogland.

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  9. beautiful mixed media and a lovely tribute to your daughter!

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  10. Oh she is so pretty. The detail really makes it. I often find it hard to know when to stop when it comes to embellishments, but you've done a great job here.

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  11. I absolutely love the effect of the musical notes and the pink together. Great job--the girl is very pretty. Now I wanna go buy some old sheet music and deconstruct it!

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  12. always love pink hair! once a hundred years ago i died part of my hair pink for a time and it was so great :-) or so i thought at the time..

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  13. Love the colorful composition! GREAT JOB! I'm sure your Daughter loved it tooo!

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  14. Heather, your painting is fabulous. Love the theme: Tust in the Lord. Beautiful painting.

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  15. this painting is fabulous and fits that theme brilliantly... it looks quite wonderful and I liked seeing those process shots as well...xx

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  16. she's very pretty! - i like the 3-d aspect of it!

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  17. This is beautiful!!!
    Reached here via Artists in Blogland. I have submitted my post as well. Loved the collage work and the elements added.

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  18. Very beautiful and meaningful!! Thanks for posting the progress!! Enjoy the moment!

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  19. Love it! I am just now getting around to visiting all of the challenge participants. Good luck!

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  20. stopping by from Artists in Blogland. I love your picture! Come by for a visit anytime
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/04/uhmthats-where-i-store-light-bulbs.html

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