Monday, August 3, 2009

HOPE SHINES

IIIIIIFFF you haven't noticed, I've been on the "hope" kick, and this is how it translated into a mixed media piece. Not feeling really sure about it...I like the concept...but in working with this new medium, I'm still having a hard time deciding when it's done or if it is complete....so I made a decision and decided it was done. This piece is 5"x5"....rubber stamp, sticker, paint, torn paper, drawing . I love this rubber stamp I found, and I made some ATC's with it that I'll post soon.
constructive criticism welcome!!!


14 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Hi Sharon!
The color values on this are really lovely! I like the stamp very much. Is the date on there something that is important? That part seems a bit out of place with the rest of it. Like the word SHINES looks like it is rising from the piece and that seems to fit. Have you considered adding beads or wirework to this? I am not sure if it is a canvas that could be stitched or just cardstock, but it could be done and would add a dimensional aspect. I am envision something to embellish the stamp a bit more. I love it! Maybe you can translate this design into a jewelry piece as a companion? Just some thoughts...Enjoy the day!
Erin

Christy Laudig said...

I won't be as eloquent as Erin in what I have to say...but I do love the colors you've graced this canvas with. You've used your space well, and the composition is well balanced. Dimension can be easily added by restamping your hope heart and by using foam tape behind to adhere to the exhisting heart...but to tell you the truth....I like it just the way it is. You will find your balance the more you try and the more you view other's work. My suggestion is to continue what you're doing now, and watch everything everyone does....visit blogs...Google altered art, and most of all have fun!

Love what you do, and do what you love!!

Thanks for visiting my Blog and for leaving a comment.

Christy

sharon said...

Thanks Erin, I really appreciate that thought..it is on canvas, and I actually layed out different beads on top of it in a number of ways, I just wasn't sure. I think I did not like seeing the holes in the beads, and i would need to string them together somehow, incorporate the wire as you say.....GEE Erin, you are really helping me work this thing out!! It really helps to get the insights of others! The date is the date I declared I would commit to a mixed media piece with seriousness.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Sharon, it is lovely! It has a vintage/goth feel to it. Very different! I think the designs within the heart stamp itself add some real interest to the piece. And the colors are my favorite. Keep up the good work!

Leslie

SharonP said...

I think it rocks as is! Beautiful work!

Cindy said...

Sharon
I really like this, heart, colors and all. I especially like Erin's suggestions of adding dimension possibly with wire and beads...that would really open up a lot of possibilities! This stamp would look really cool on metal with permanent ink!

lilibulle said...

wowoooooooooo i agree with cindy!! this stamp on a peace of copper.. with etchant solution.. wowowo!! but... on this canvas it's just fantastic!! your background is very nice!! you have to do what you feel.. let the canvas near your jewelry making table.. one day , for sure you will have the great idea , mayby will you make a lovely earings for this sweet heart...
magnifique Sharito!!

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

you rock lady! i think it looks good like it is, but i agree that a little dimension would make it pop.

Paula said...

Your jewellery is GORGEOUS, and I really love the "HOPE" piece. Your blog is incredibly beautiful too - I'm sure I'll be checking back often - fab work!

Kristin said...

I agree with everyone's comments - dimension would be fabulous. And the numbers seem a little at odds with the other components. But I love, love, love, love it!

helga said...

Wow, love your hope collage, it's absolutely gorgeous! : )

peggy gatto said...

Really lovely details and colors!!!!
Well done!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Gads you are really making huge inroads!! Talk about a steep learning curve :) Do you know about the monthly challenge Gail Schidt has at her Mind Wide Open blog?? It's really a great learning tool for me. She always posts an image for you to use in a project
http://mind-wideopen.blogspot.com/

Also she has a great site called Creative Workshops where she offers different online classes, mix media, altered art, digital, ATC ect.with a number of different instructors.
http://creativeworkshops.ning.com

Maybe these might help a bit on your exploration in the land of mixed media/altered art!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Mari Aparicio said...

this is absolutely fabulous!!! it rocks!!

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