Sunday, May 31, 2009

joyful blessings inch by inch art


"joyful blessings" is a 3" x 3" mixed media piece done as my entry into paris' first inch by inch blog art feature. the byline for inch by inch art is "reclaiming life, 1 inch at a time". i like that. i'm attracted to the idea that thru art we can get our life back, center ourselves or as in my case simply grow wings, fly free and live a creative life. i thoroughly enjoyed working on this very small scale of 3" x 3". i collaged a page from a very small german vintage novel copyright 1902 onto a piece of thin cardboard. i add a thin wash of acrylic paint, added rubber stamp ink details like the dots, the stems and the flower circles. then i used pastel chalks and my finger to add color to the flowers and add the leaves. i painted the rain drops in acrylic paint and sprinkled a bit of micro-glitter onto the drops while still wet. a fine ink pen was used to add details.

inch by inch art is to be featured on paris' blog every tuesday, with today being the first week with the theme of rain. although i had a few ideas noodling around in my head, being spontaneous was by far the best part of this project. i simply sat down and had fun with it. i'm looking forward to seeing what paris does with this blog feature. and, i'm cooking up an idea or two for what to do with these little squares.

please be sure to check out paris' blog. she bares her heart and soul in her storytelling and on a mission to reclaim her life. we're right here giving full support, paris!!

20 comments:

Susan said...

this is beautiful Julie !!

mystele said...

they are gorgeous!

Terri said...

A very lovely little piece!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello julie!

I love what you said about getting our life back throught, I love that so much and that's absolutely right!! yippie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, Your item has been shipped this morning through prioty mail.

And thank you so much!

Jammmie said...

Whoa, I'm seriously impressed again Julie. Lovely piece--truly! It is so literally, "delightful". I'm so gald you joined in and can't wait to see what you do next week. It;'s going to fun to see what others do as well.

"a few ideas noodling around in my head,"
--Love what you wrote there. LOL. Yes, working in a 3" in ch square was very fun and the size, although challenging in its own regard, was so fun.

Be sure to email Paris or leave her a blog so your link shows up for the rest of us to enjoy.

Again, marvelous piece ....as always.

Paris said...

Julie, LOVE your inch by inch piece. Wow! Thank you very much for participating in the weekly "art show". I am blessed by you and the others doing this right along with me. Very much so. (tears)

I have added a link to my site to yours wiht a few words about you.

Have a wonderful day!! =)

lori vliegen said...

i absolutely love it!! and what a fun project...i love the idea of challenging yourself each week! and the whole "inch-by-inch" concept has me intrigued! maybe after i get moved into my new house i'll join you in this! thanks for the inspiration, julie! :)

Shannon said...

Photography, my chosen art, is definitey a way for me to appreciate life and all it's beauty. I spent so many years not seeing the beauty, but only the ugliness, in this world! THIS piece of artwork is so lovely! I would love my daughter to have the opportunity to experiment with various art mediums.. she LOVES to create... I just don't know where to start! I think I'll keep a closer eye on what you create for material ideas! :) Thanks for sharing

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love your work!

Artist Unplugged said...

That turned out very beautiful!

steviewren said...

Julie, your spontaneous inch by inch reflects what a good place you must be in life presently....seeing rain as a joyful blessing. Love it!

floreta said...

this is such a lovely idea by Paris! i'm really enjoying seeing everyone's work. I love your collage style! This is very well done.

Artfulife said...

Thanks for stopping by, and for the sweet comment. I look forward to visiting your blog again also. Pleas stop by any time!

Michelle Eaton said...

Hi Julie! Thanks for the lovely comments. I love your artwork and your blog!

Michelle :)

~Julie Kiing@馨媛~ said...

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cindy : quaint said...

it's so wonderful! i love small things.

lissa said...

I like the circular flowers and the positive message - sometimes rain is a blessing, after all, how will the flowers grow?

HOPELESSBELIEVER said...

Hey Julie,
REally lovely piece of art you have done here, simple and yet complex, and I love the mixed media, this work really has something to say, although, it may be a different message depending on the viewer :) Very nice, take care,
Julian :)

Petra Sohns Didion said...

I love the meaning inch by inch
in visual terms
Fantastic

i use to say a second at the time in emotional moments

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

You don't know how happy that makes me feel. Sooo happy that you love it!! and yes you can go ahead and display it on your blog! yippie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love and sweet hugs for you Julie!!