New Year’s Inspiration & Be Square

The first challenge project of the year is a bit of inspiration in a square and fits two challenges – New Year’s Inspiration for the Frilly & Funkie Challenge which is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique and Be Square for the Monday Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

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As the New Year approached, I looked ahead to what my year would bring for me and also what I wanted to do for the year. In my non-art world it will be a tough, busy year and I promised myself that I would remember to continue to think outside of the box for issues that surface and that no matter what happens I have to remember to stay the course and be true to who I am as a person. In my art-world I’m inspired to keep being creative and pass what I learn on to them and others but also to keep my eyes open to the world around me for inspiration in my projects. No matter what happens I have to remember that nothing is perfect so just enjoy life. All of the quotes are inspirational and applicable to all aspects of my life.

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As I write this blog post, I’m at a scrapbooking/art retreat with a group of really interesting, creative friends who watched as this project came together over the last two days. We have a lovely setting in the middle of a pine forest and we are here waiting for the snow to move in overnight. There is a roaring fire going in the fireplace to keep us warm. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been helping create page layouts, gift bags, and prize bags for each of us. As they were all working on scrapbook pages, I pulled out the headless Barbie to create the dress form. As dress form and dress pieces were drying, I worked on putting the canvas together.

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All the time they were wondering how it was all going to come together which was great because it inspired them do step outside of their norm on their scrapbook pages.

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I hope everyone made a safe, happy transition to 2017. Stay curious, be creative, and use your imagination – here’s to a great year!

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4 Responses

#1 maura said...
16-Jan-17 9:38 AM

Fantastic piece!! Love how you have combined your elements into this wonderful vintage collage. The dress on the form is such a lovely element! Love all of your attention to the perfect details! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

#2 kathy/North Carolina said...
18-Jan-17 2:57 AM

I love this piece! It's like a treasure trove of inspiration and beauty and wisdom all rolled into one. Love the layered sentiments, love the little butterflies, love, love, love that amazing dress form! Your color palette is so perfectly vintage and I love the color choices you made. This sort of collage work is !not easy to pull off, but you have done it perfectly. How inspiring this will be to see throughout 2017! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie New Year Inspiration Challenge!

#3 Nancy Leila said...
23-Jan-17 3:15 AM

Wow!! Your canvas is so filled with creativity and splendor. I love every single element! Your approach and thoughtfulness going into the New Year is admirable. If your art is any reflection of how your year will be, then it's gou7to be fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge! Hugs, Nancy

#4 Nancy Leila said...
23-Jan-17 3:17 AM

I keep trying to leave you a note, but your blog using letting me for some reason. I just want you to know how amazing your project is. I adore your art and am so very inspired by your canvas! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge! Hugs, Nancy