Thursday, December 2, 2010

How Do These Artists Share Love?

PLEASE NOTE: Please join me tomorrow for an important TST announcement. Thanks!

This week, I am in LOVE with the beautiful works these talented, professional artists created. Each one celebrates inspiration, blooming, the layers of love, poetry and love shared between two people. It's just wonderful! The work that I created was twofold - it was for a class I am in and for the TST. I have not revealed it in either place yet but will share it here tonight.

Please join me on a LOVEly journey....

Maureen, super talented artist, created this gorgeous piece.

"What can I say? Feeling "I love you" makes me feel like flowers blooming inside me . . .and any sense of gratitude, felt and/or expressed, also feels like beauty blooming. So, that's what got painted," said Maureen.

"I want to be sure to credit Amanda/PersistentGreen for being my artistic muse on this. A few months ago she showed me a new style she was trying, with abstracty flowers, brilliant colors, and black highlights. I was captivated. I'm trying to play with the ideas and make them my own, without copying her. For me, it's combining a sort of stained glass outlining, with the "loud" colors and flowery shapes."

Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea and More Bright Ideas, created this stunning piece.

"I love texture, and with this piece I simply played with various textures, overlays, opacities to see what kind of effects I could get," said Felicia. "There’s about 6 layers here, I think. I topped it off with two lines from a poem by my favorite, e. e. Cummings."

Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this phenomenal Live Laugh Love, mixed media wall hanging, approximately 6 inches across.

"This week's theme made me think of a phrase that's been special to my husband and me for years now--Live, Laugh, Love," said Amanda. "The funny thing is that now the saying has become really popular; we see it in gift shops all the time (and often can't help buying pillows, plaques and all kinds of things with variations on the phrase). I couldn't resist making an artful object of my own!"

Now tell me, is your heart not full? Are you not madly in love??


Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Hello ladies! We are small but mighty this week, yes? :) I can feel the LOVE!

Tasha, I can't wait to see your piece! It must be from Big, right? Oooh, the anticipation...

Aqua: oh, this is so full of life! I adore your bold, vibrant colors and the play of repeating shapes with slight eyes just dance.

Felicia: your layering techniques always amaze me! This is seamless--so full of depth. I love peeking through the clouds to the words behind. Beautiful!

aquamaureen said...

Yeah, Tasha . . . I'm thinking you went Big this week, huh? Can't wait to see what came out of you.

Felicia--i wish i knew how to do what you do with layers of images. It always feels to me like you've captured a feeling and frozen it in an image. Lovely.

Amanda--i love what you had to say about this week's TST project over on your blog. I definitely feel the LIFE in this piece--what you are freeing up in yourself. And I LOVE the color combination.

Felicia Kramer said...

Maureen - that's quite a departure for you. I like it!
Amanda - three simple words to live by. Lovely piece.

Tash - can't wait to see your big reveal!

I guess we're the three (four) musketeers ... I hope our old friends wander back eventually!

Natasha said...

Hello you beautiful souls!!!

So fabulous to see you here :) Yes, the piece that I am want to share is from BIG and will be in the next post.

Aqua - this blew me away!! How big is this piece?? I LOVE the colors against the black and striking...and big love to Amanda for being the muse. LOVE it!

Felicia - in my opinion you completely outdid yourself on this one...I LOVE every single part of it...that quote is one of my favorites ..I want this in my home!

Amanda, i LOVE that quote as well!! It looks truly magnificent in this piece....I love these pieces that you are doing ..they are so eye-catching!!! They make me happy

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