Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wedding Celebration

Simone is an online art friend whose paintings have spoken to me since I first saw them a year ago. The 9x12" start I created a few days ago was influenced directly by her current work. The whole time I painted, I felt as childlike and free and immersed and contented as I always feel when I see her paintings.

Then I got a little stuck and discontented and tight, so I cut my 9x12" start into nine 3x4's.

Then I got stuck again and lost my sense of play, even with the teeny canvases.

After that, thoughts shared by Jane Davies in the recent 100 Drawings workshop I took opened me to adventure again. Whew!

With renewed spirit, I took steps forward to create a card for the wedding of the daughter of longtime friends of ours. The ceremony and reception were joyous and laughter-rich and love-filled, as Emily and Jeff took the steps forward to commit themselves to the chances and changes of painting a life together.

I figured if they could take the risk to get married, surely I could take the risk to paint them a little card!


Wedding Celebration!
3x4", acrylic, ink, collage, and pastels on drawing paper
(mounted on background papers and 4.5x5.5" card stock)
abstract
2016
[gifted]
9x12" start from which above card was cut and created

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift. Way to go! You really made a transformation with this cut out!

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  2. Awesome Dotty! So joy filled and fun! I love Simone's work!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Joy-filled and fun = the marriage that the card honors!

      I love Simone's work, too.

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  3. Oh, how I love your descriptions and beautiful, soul filled work. Lucky bride and groom!

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    1. Hi Laurie! Thanks for your kind words. Only minutes before heading off to the wedding I was drying the card with my hair-dryer so I could pop it into an envelope!

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    2. Dotty, laughing at the image of you blow drying this card moments before walking out the door with it!

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    3. It was pretty funny! In fact, I had put no pressure on myself to have the card AT the wedding, but in the end I was so close to having it ready that I decided to go for it—hence the blow drier : )

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