Saturday, September 30, 2006

My First Canvas

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThis is my first canvas piece. Boy, is it different! I love it. It's so much more forgiving than cardstock. I guess that's probably pretty obvious to everyone else but, wow, I am amazed. I really had fun doing this ALL day. I didn't like the first thing I tried so it all came off and got covered up. I'm still not absolutely 100% in love with this one. Something is missing or off but I absolutely got lost in it and had a wonderful day. I imagine this woman as someone who has a husband away at war. I wrote the letter and then burned it and tore it and waxed it. That was fun. The woman came from Flickr photos. I need to start paying attention to who posts the pictures I use. Someone was kind enough to put this up to be used by anyone for collage. I've used 100% of my Flickr space so this is on Photobucket, but tomorrow I get to start all over on Flickr and this will go up there. I am definitely hooked on canvas.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Tim is sick and staying home from work so my day has been more relaxed. (that sounds bad, doesn't it?) Well, I didn't have to get him up and feed him at 4:30pm and pack his "lunch" and all that "work" routine. He's been lying on the couch watching movies and I've only left my crafty space a few times, so a pretty relaxing Saturday.

I feel like I'm beating my head against a brick art wall sometimes...like who am I kidding? But, I enjoy the process so even if it doesn't look like much I'm getting something out of it and that's what counts right?

I have some other collages I've done on card stock but I'm having trouble posting them so I'll come back to it later.

8 comments:

Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

I love the colors, I think canvas is far better to work on at times. This is a lovely collage AND do NOT second guess yourself about what you create!
XOXO

Lisa said...

Yes Ma'am! lol Never again. :) and thanks.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Art is a song that comes from our soul, the expression is there for our eyes to see what is within us buried, the way you wrote about your day and the joy you had creating this piece truly points to your heart singing its song! Thank you for sharing yourself with us!
I hope your husband is feeling better!

Mrs Blythe said...

I got D in my GCSE Art...sigh...(this is not a good grade). I do like to look at pictures though. I think that if it feels something is missing maybe the balance of the painting isn't right. It's hard to tell from the angle you took the picture.

You are very clever though.

miss*R said...

you n me both our own worse critics. I love this canvas piece and you have just prodded me into doing mine. It has been on my mind for weeks but I haven't had the courage - we are journeying together for sure :)

Lisa said...

Thanks Corey! Tim is feeling a bit better I think.

Sarah, Oh dear. A "D" huh? Well, he clearly never saw your embroidery. :)

Robyn, I feel that we are jouneying together. I think of you so often during the course of my day. I can't wait to see your canvas piece. I love the way you put things together.

Me said...

do you know what I think it is - it is the diagonal - you've got a strong movement from bottom-right to upper-left and somehow, the balance seems to fall off the small circle doesn't hold the whole thing in place - it needs something stronger to anchor the movement...

just my opinion on what is otherwise a vibrant piece...

isn't it fun though, to lose a whole day in an activity that makes you feel like you've created something of interest? something that expresses you?

tinker said...

Hey, Miss Lisa Froggy! Congratulations on your first canvas - woo hoo! I love it when I get so into doing something that I lose all track of time - 'ain't it fun'?
Love the colors and swirls. Keep on painting!