Editing to add: I felt the need to come back and clarify this statement. I don't mean "wow this is so great I'd buy it." I mean that it came from my heart and touches me when I look at it in that same way that art from others often touches my heart and insists on being mine. I can't believe that I have had the wonderful gift of art appreciation thrust upon me at this point in my life. I was a music major. Most of the time when I was in college, I was surrounded by art and artists. I remember going to galleries and being stirred, but only temporarily. Now I crave it. I want to be surrounded by it. I know exactly what I love. I am so grateful for this gift of loving art. Making it, observing it..mine, yours, ours.
The face in this piece is from Nancy Baumiller. The body is from Coldwater Creek catalogue. Some of the smaller images are from Somerset Magazine and the rest are bits and pieces from local papers and old music books. The paint is cheapola acrylic craft paint. I used stencils and pens and a sharpie. The seal is from a card from my mortgage company. I'd been saving him for something special. My mortgage guy was the best!!! He made it happen. Another thing for which I am totally grateful. I enjoy my house a lot.
What are you grateful for today? Go have a think about that. :) Feel the gratitude flow through your heart.
I am grateful for you, my bloggy friends. I am grateful for the people who inspire me. So many of you inspire me in so many ways. I hope you know who you are. For every two I name, there are three I'm leaving out...so I hope that you know who you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!