Sunday, May 4, 2008

fanciful flowers

i really can't believe how much i am enjoying my collage work now that the stress of my job ending has gone away. it feels so rejuvenating and free to just concentrate on being creative without all the political hoopla that engulfed my life the last few months. i titled the above piece "fanciful flowers". it is a combination of watercolors, torn paper, pastel chalks, ink and oil pastels. it looks so beautiful hanging in my art room which is painted a wonderful shade of apple green. i have several ideas for additional collages using this same technique of torn paper over a wash of watercolor. like many of my projects, this one took a completely different direction than my original plan. it just seemed to spread its wings and take on a whole new life of its own. it pretty much ended up much better than i could have imagined which is a good thing!

i was up in the night looking for a job because even though i'm having the time of my life with this art gig i know the realities of the world and that i truly must be employed. how else will i be able to continue my art hobby??? i had wonderful luck and applied to 7 jobs. i have my fingers crossed!

6 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

I know how it is with job hunting!!! It can be awful at times!!! Good luck, I am sure everything will work out for you!

willow said...

Julie, thinking of you and wish you luck in your search for a new job. Love your art. Thanks for stopping by my place this morning!

XUE said...

lots of luck & prayers to you too, julie!

Deb Neerman said...

' ... fanciful' indeed!!! This is just stunning!

I do believe you've got a new fan!

~Hugs, Deb

Crossroads Cottage said...

I love this floral collage. So bright and cheery! Thanks for brightening my cloudy Indiana day. :)

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

so tropical! i love it - it would look wonderful in so many places.