These pieces represent the imagination, determination and sheer magic that exists in the hearts, minds, souls and fingertips of these magnificent professionals. After looking at all of these works, I not only want to own each piece, I want to paint, draw, dream and create right now.
Welcome to Monday....a day you won't soon forget as we tour a magic garden of wonderfulness....
Janet, creator of Janetdavies and Lilacwoman, created these two incredibly gorgeous pieces.
"The colors and shapes of this theme sunk deep into my being and followed me everywhere, in dreams both awake and in sleep," said Janet. "The design on this scarf really reminds me of old navigational maps. Wheels and lines are representing past, present, and future terrains. Again the color and round shapes seep into the realm of jewelry and this necklace is really a surrender to whichever way the wind should take me. There is no rhyme or reason here, just what I wanted to add to it now. The necklace is still incomplete but there’s enough of it to get the idea, I think."
Janetdavies on Artfire:
Kaitlin, creator of Colors by K, created these truly spectacular pieces.
"The blue lilies are for Theme 22: Then there was music," said Kaitlin. "This piece is on a huge 30x40" stretched canvas. I'm just calling it 'Clair de Lune' because I played the song almost constantly for a week and then the entire time I painted it! Some spots are thinner than others and dried faster, so it looks kinda crappy at the moment until I varnish it, but... I wanted to share it anyway :)"
"Theme 23: Then I saw red, is the flame colored canvas. This 18x24" piece isn't finished, but I have to wait for it to dry before I can make good on any inspiration I get for it, which will be a while :)," said Kaitlin.
"Theme 24: Whirling Colors in Mid-Flight was purely last minute and a bit of 'bad luck, good luck'! I had a ton of ideas when I first saw the theme but then managed to get a huge blister weed whacking and couldn't hold a paint brush for a few days, which all of my ideas required :( bad luck) It turned around rather unexpectedly with two successful knife paintings, however! Both are 18x24" on stretched canvas. The vertical one I'm calling 'Rise Up' and the other is still untitled," said Kaitlin.
Clair de Lune
Then I Saw Red
Kris, creator of Lisianblue, created this simply phenomenal piece for Theme 24 : Whirling colors in mid-flight.
"A few weeks ago I found a very large mirror in the dumpster, part of a sliding closet door from the apt complex," said Kris. "I walked away. A few hours later, I went back out to get as much of the mirror out as I could. This wasn't as easy as it sounds! This mirror has a very strong plastic backing and it now had a few bags of trash on it. I couldn't just pull the whole thing out of the dumpster. I finally managed to break some off, and came away with a total of about 2 sq ft of mirror - although it's anything but square. When I saw the theme: Whirling colors in mid-flight, I thought oh this is perfect for making a mobile using the mirror. Getting the plastic off the back of the mirror was even more challenging than getting it out of the dumpster! After carefully scraping it , soaking it, rubbing it with alcohol, then paint remover, scraping it some more, I finally succeded in getting the plastic off 2 pieces that would give me enough glass to do something with. I cut the mirror into curved strips, wrapped them with copper foil and soldered, then comes the fun part of balancing the pieces. I debated on painting the backs in different colors or at all, but decided I wanted the colors to come from the mirror. So I painted the back of the pieces silver and let the mirror reflect the surrounding colors - perfect for whirling colors in mid flight! Getting good pictures of a mobile is challenging enough - but one made with mirrors!"
Tell me, are you not completely inspired? Don't you feel alive, alive, alive??
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