Wednesday, January 6, 2010

angels



I'm joining in on today's challenge over at The 3 Muses.
The theme is "angels."
This particular angel is from a collage sheet of Kodachrome slides. I've edged it with glitter and attached it to black tissue paper also edged with glitter. The background paper is vintage data paper of some sort sent to me by Patty at Magpie's Nest - I love the vintage green color of the ink. I edged the page with metallic pen. I decided to write the poem in a rambling and rolling fashion (if you need a more legible view of the poem, it's in today's post on my other blog with a photo). It's a beautiful poem, written by Maya Angelou, having more to do with love than with angels.
I've used one of the chunky board books sent to me from Jean at Bluebirds Living in the Meadow (wasn't that just amazingly sweet!?!)



I've decided to fill this book with some favorite poetry.
As an art and heart journal.
Looking at that giant W you can see that it's obviously a work in progress - maybe I'll get working on the cover soon :)

20 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is amazing.
So fantastic piece. Love them.

ELK said...

the hand printing is such a lovely touch!

WrightStuff said...

That's so lovely. Made me feel warm inside!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful angel entry - a wonderful collage of image and word- so expressive!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful word and image combination. Great creative piece!

Rosie Rowe said...

What a beautiful poem.... and then the image right at the end... Love it Kimmie!
Patty sent me some strange and wonderful papers too - I really like how you've followed it round! =)

indybev said...

An "art and heart journal". What a greate idea. I love poetry, and really enjoy making art to illustrate a quote or a poem. I will have to follow your journal as it grows. I like your page here very much! Welcome to our challenge, and we hope you come back again and again!

Elizabeth said...

This is very cool! I'm always amazed at what you craft and work on -- the combination of poetry and art is fantastic.

peppapig said...

Beautiful!!

"MOI" Freubel said...

What a UNIQUE and lovely ARTpiece Kimmie. I'ts so different from all the rest and therefore very special to me.
Sensational !

Ozstuff said...

Welcome to the Three Muses, Kimmie. This is your first visit and I hope it won't be your last. Your artwork is exquisite. I am in awe of someone who can hand print a poem (and not a short poem) into a space smaller than the palm of your hand. Your style is unique and wonderful. We never cease to be amazed by the variety of entries we receive. I think you will enjoy yourself at the Muses!

Ozstuff said...

Kimmie - I forgot to say that your direct link in the comments section doesn't seem to be working but I found you through clicking on your name without any problems and others obviously did the same. The Blogspot is not particularly friendly to linking for some reason. Sometimes it works, other times not.
Cheers from Marie, aka Ozstuff.

*jean* said...

o i'm so glad you found a use for the little book! i have some of that magical paper too! i love this and can't wait to see what happens next!!

Judy said...

Exquisite piece, Kimmie, love the poem!

Rhonda said...

Fabulous! Lovely poem and you have created a great piece. Cheers!

Lumilyon said...

Lovely, lovely little book and image kimmie x

Effie said...

That's fabulous!

Janny said...

Lovely!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I know the size of the book I just happen to have one, so creating in that size is extra impressive and special!
Love how you used the graph paper, it is used in a machine that tests gasline pipe.
I'm off to read Maya Angelou
What a treasure it must be to turn the pages of your heart art book.
oxo

1creativeone said...

I love your angel, and Maya A. does touch all of our hearts as do you! Christen