The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

29 Faces in 28 Days - day 3

I've been a bit house bound of late. Because of it, I have spent a lot more time on the computer than usual. Turns out to be my good fortune because I have found some great websites and blogs, met some really cool people and learned some new things too. 

While hopping from one blog to another I found some really cool stencils. I use stencils. I love stencils. A LOT!... so I was thrilled to make the find.


I bet you're wondering. Yes, of course I bought one! My wonderful purchase, which you see in the photo above as the background green and purple image, showed up and I couldn't wait to try it out. I grabbed a piece of paper, slapped some paint down let it dry, pushed some white gesso thru and then a bit more paint.

After scanning the page, I added some random bits of my own digital images  - including a face - put it all together and voila!

To see more faces, start at: 

10 comments:

  1. I love how you have put all this together just up my street I would say! Lovely meeting you and I will just have to come and follow you too! ManonX

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    1. Thanks Manon. Here's some chicken soup love for you! Feel better...

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  2. Awesome work.I love how her face is there, right there. Love the stencil too. Nice to meet you. Look forward to seeing your other faces. Thx for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Sorta up close and personal, eh? lol...nice to meet you too :)

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  3. very cool indeed! i didn't see the face for the first few moments, but then it popped out at me, must be because of the awesome colours and stencils you used

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  4. Love your work!!!! It's amazing how you have incorporated your textile art for this challenge. I'll be anxiously waiting for each new post.

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    1. Thank you Carol. I like mixing things up :)

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  5. I love the bright colours you've used!
    And that stencil looks just like a quilt :)

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