Rest your Soul

Here is a small collage I made for the Inspiration Avenue challenge of the week.. using a damask image in your artwork.  It also fits the monthly Artists in Blogland challenge of "Soul".  I like using challenges in making art because it provides a focus or set of limitations that helps to come up with an idea.  Okay, so I *think* that is a damask stencil, right?  I hadn't heard of the term before but I was comparing the images provided to my stencils and I'm pretty sure that is a damask.  The colored letters below are old scrapbooking letters that I hadn't used and the black letters are these fun old rub-ons I had.  An penpal from several years ago sent me a HUGE package of ones she no longer wanted.  They are super old and the packaging must be from the 70's, but they still work. Also check out My Mojo Monthly.

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18 comments

Tricia said...

This is a beautiful page - the colors are so vibrant and work so well together. Love the saying too - "breathe" was my word for the year last year -- and I still need to work on that! Taking time to breathe instead of rushing around from one thing to the next! Happy New Year.
Blessings,
Tricia

Shelinwa said...

Love this I love it soo much I stuck it in the top of the Domask challenge results!! Thanks for playing with us this week. Great to have you. come back tomorrow!!

Shel

gma said...

Very nice entry.I agree these challenges are fun!

IM GIRL said...

Gorgeous collage work, love all the colors and the saying is perfect!

art2cee2 said...

This is wonderful! I've always enjoyed challenges too. It has a way of getting me going in a creative direction. :-)

chicagomom said...

Beautiful color and layering. I'd love to hear more about how you created this, what types of materials you used.

Sarah said...

I really love this one - such bright, fresh colours and lovely layering! A great mix of hand draw with the letters and patterns. Thanks for sharing with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

Daniele Valois said...

oh, I likey!!!

BlackPumpkin said...

It's so colorful yet relaxing. Love it!!

Priya Krish said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing an example!

Gloria said...

Wonderful Marcia. Love it!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOOHOOO! That IS bright and zingy. Gorgeous! xxx

Maggie said...

Fabulous bright cheerful ATC

Maggie H

Sam said...

This is very vibrant - super!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love the colors! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh so beautiful- I love all the layers of texture and color you used- gorgeous work! And VERY soulful :)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I thought my comment was already accepted, but since I don't see it, I'll try again. I love all the layers of color and texture you used here, so very beautiful and VERY full of soul!

bohemiannie! art said...

This is gorgeous Marcia. You really know how to use color! When I saw it, I thought Damask right away so in my opinion...you're 'right on' in more ways than one!