Friday, September 3, 2010

The Journey is the Destination



 Sometimes I just keep running into these half done collages that I tried to make work in the distant past and just couldn't make it work. This was one of those collages. It seemed to just keep turning up and turning up so today I decided to either make it work or toss it.  I wish I had scanned the original collage but basically is was just the square in the middle (colored with walnut inks) with the small square underneath with the imagination quote and the vertical green piece. There were some other hap hazard useless pieces that came off easily because I really hadn't glued it down very well. Anyway, this is the result. I used (overused??) stamps, copic spray, walnut ink for doodling and calligraphy and pan pastels. Oh, and that white lacy looking thing is my new paper edge punch I got at Michaels for 50% off. Well, at least I used some of my copious supplies!! This on is 9 x 11. I think I will need to make me a 9 x 11 chunky book for all of these recent 9x11 pieces.

13 comments:

Buffy said...

I have alot of those half done pages or projects. I'm glad you didnt toss this one. I think this is one of my favorites of yours. I really like those colors together.Beautiful.

Tess said...

I love the colors in this piece. It must have been trying to catch your eye with the quote. Sort of a plea to re,me,ber that the journey is the destination, even with your art. I like the white side off-setting the green side. All of those little time marks drew my eyes in. It's fabulous.....

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I think this might be one of my favorites that you have done. It really looks wonderful. The colors work so well together. Maybe I should leave my pages have done and they will turn out like this later. HA

Mary said...

okay Marthy, this is beautiful. Isn't it interesting re-working an older piece - I think since we continually grow in our skill level, our ideas, sometimes it takes coming back to something to complete it.

Caryl said...

Just goes to show that sometimes when things are not working - try another approach. This is really beautiful.

PaperPumpkin said...

I love the earthy colors in this, the quotes, the stamps, the collage...oooh, okay, I love it all, actually!

Bren said...

love everything about this Martha, I'm so glad to took another swing at it because this is a homerun! Love the walnut ink, I think I'll have to add that to my wishlist :-)

Jane Farr said...

I like the combination of lettering styles you've used here, and the arrow on the "E" is a great touch. :) Thanks for your comment! I bought the palette that Rosemary used too. I love it! Of course I bought the book to go with it. (Started it; haven't finished it - the story of my artistic life!). Where did your Sherri "A" go?!

Nancy said...

I think it must be like issues we have not completely dwelt with, so goes our art...but you have definitely delt with this one and it's beautiful....completed to perfection....

Have a happy weekend....

Amanda said...

I really love everthing about this, the colour, the lettering, the collage, the doodling......just beautiful.

CelticWoman said...

awesome, hugs

Kerr Pelto said...

it was definitely worth your time and effort to revisit this page. I LOVE IT!!!!

Caatje said...

This is absolutely stunning! U love it!

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