Sunday, May 3, 2009

Art Chix challenge of the week

Okay, so I'd like to say I call myself an artist, but the truth is I haven't sketched or painted anything in years. After blogging for awhile I started to discover blogs devoted to art and all things artistic, and it gave me hope. Maybe I'm not too old be creating frilly and silly things that make my heart race with satisfaction.

I am so happy to have finally finished another challenge by Helga at Art Chix. This challenge is to make an ATC or other small collage that somehow includes birds. Sunday afternoon was lazy with a drizzle of rain...no better time to make a mess cutting, gluing, and dreaming of artsy things. Here is my finished product.
The best thing about this little piece is I have an actual place for it...an old mirror with a little frame that has a hideous rose painted on it. I have wanted to put something cool in there forever (well, my husband might not think it is cool, but it's not like a monster truck would look any better!) so now this little collage has a home.

Sometimes it feels good to get back to the things that we once spent hours wasting time with before the world required us to be grown ups. For me, art does the trick.

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors.

Dione said...

You really do have a talent for it! I love it. And I love that you still have a romantic, feminine side still after living with 4 boys!

FitToSeeJane said...

That is just gorgeous. What an artist. And doesn't having a place for it make it even better?
You may inspire me to try a challenge.

Whitney R said...

It's awesome that you have such a beautiful outlet. I love scrapbooking but haven't done it in a while... I've lost a huge part of my drive. I want it back! Especially since I could be scrapbooking about this pregnancy. Shouldn't that be motivation enough?

Apparently not.

Your picture is beautiful. I especially love the little bird in the bottom right.

Wendyburd1 said...

Okay Ramona would you email me and tell me what magazines or whatever you use to make these collages? I would love to try some but have no idea where you find such beautiful images!! Or even websites, if you print them out!! I want to try!

Jillene said...

It looks fab!! I have no artistic ability what-so-ever!!

SO said...

That is beautiful!

ramsam said...

Wendy- I sent you an e-mail...I hope it makes sense!

For anyone else wanting to peek around for inspiration check out my upper blog roll, "Alter me, Inspire Me'...and hey, don't worry... I know what you are thinking...this stuff is a little weird. That is part of my reason for loving it.

Helga said...

Your piece is absolutely stunning!!! LOVE it! : )

~Vintage Nina~ said...

Hi! I LOVE your piece!!! You have talent girl! I love the birds and her crown! Keep creating and sharing with us...please.:) Hope you are well!
HAPPY DAY!!!
~Nina

Calvin said...

Whar is an atc?

Melanie said...

I have only recently tried my hand at scrapbooking. I don't think I have a natural knack for it, but I enjoy it, nevertheless.

ramsam said...

Calvin- ATC stands for Artistic Trading Card- and artists both beginner and new, alike, make and exchange all sorts of cards (many just cover a playing card) that have been altered, collaged, painted or sketched. I have a few from exchanges with my sisters, but online you will so many styles! If you're ever sitting at the computer bored...check it out!

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Mariel said...

I love it! Very creative!

Just stumbled upon ya...

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Teresa said...

That is AMAZING!!! You are the most creative person I know.

Little Lovables said...

I absolutely love this!!