Saturday, February 25, 2006

Unlocking myself



Sometimes I feel guarded and closed off. I want to open myself to the possibilities.

This was a lot of fun to make. I was inspired to make the "metal page" by Karen Michel. She did a similar page in the book Alphabetica by Lynne Perrella. The book is photographs documenting a journal swap between many wonderful altered artists. It's similar to the book True Colors done several years ago. These books are so inspiring! The page is done with aluminum ventilation tape, a tracing wheel and india ink. Loved making it:) It was really hard to photograph, though. Couldn't get the lighting right so that you could see the quilted look. Also on the other page it's hard to see the window cut out of the paper behind the Buddha with a flower in it. You get the general idea.

12 comments:

Lu said...

that is not the new basicgrey urban couture paper is it?!!

Marilyn said...

I love that phrase: "unlocking myself."

Leah said...

ooo, i love the metal-lookin page. what a great idea!!

Rhonna said...

pWow..this is so amazing.
Every day you blow me away with your creativity. Really. I so enjoy this...
I'm actually enjoying everyone's entries more than I could have even imagined...very
very cool.

Keep up the fab work, girlfriend..you are sharing a part of yourself that is so wonderful.
thank you,
thank you,
thank you.

R

Sherry said...

Hey, great picture but it changed in just the few hours I was gone tonight! LOL This looks much better -- I couldn't see the metal effect before. Love the heart encased artwork. Great job! sherryg

Shell said...

This is fab! Love that metal page!

T:o)ve said...

This is SO beautiful!
Love this combo of hard metal and soft patterned papers!
Great work on your Art-Journal!

laura t. said...

another WOW! from me...so enjoying looking at your pages...they are so inspiring!

scallywag said...

I love looking at your work, and this one is no exception. The metal looks great - and your quote is wonderful!

Heather M. said...

Oh wow, the metal page is AWESOME! So cool that you posted on my blog and now I can read yours!

gudrun said...

What a beautyful page!
Specialy in love with the metal-page it's amazing!
Love the Quote as well. Maybe I can borrow it one day, with your permission?

Randell said...

This is so beautiful!