Thursday, April 26, 2012

completion

I made this paper bag collage in February and set it aside for completion later
you know how it is - it just wasn't speaking to me yet


it started as a humble trader joe's bag
- layers of collage -
- layers of paint -
- layers of texture -
a little watercolor sketch of the trees out my window
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but it needed completion


I trimmed it down to fit this beautiful blue linen book cover
added more tea bag papers
a piece of nova scotia beach pottery


children's book text
assembled into a snatch of an idea


thread
(I love thread)


it feels completed now
I think it's breathing a sigh of relief too

24 comments:

Cynthia Eloise said...

very nice. i love how much of your piece is recycled materials. i'm working on using more.

My Grama's Soul said...

Nice!!!


Jo

Yvonne said...

I love it! All the layers and the text is really great! The thread added a lot too as did the little watercolor. It's perfect. I love your style.

garden2day said...

Beautiful as always!

Steph said...

and I absolutely LOVE it!!! the collage and the use of various materials makes this special....

Steph said...

and I absolutely LOVE it!!! the collage and the use of various materials makes this special....

Elizabeth said...

another wonderful process -- I can't imagine what your home looks like -- do you hang all of this beautiful art? It must be a paradise --

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Kimmie this is beyond beautiful... my favourite piece that I have seen from you which is saying something... the lines and textures are just amazing and so glad you waited until it spoke to you cause it obviously had great things to say...xx

Halle said...

I liked it before but now!! WOW! I can't believe how much it pops on the blue backing. And that doesn't even mention the strings and words. Outstanding. I'm sure it will sell quickly.

Charade said...

What an honor for that old blue book cover to live again supporting and framing your beautiful work.

Gayle Price said...

Love the threads and the words ! Perfect solution. Isn't it amazing how something so fine and delicate,like thread, can in fact almost become the biggest part of the page and 'ground' it. A beautiful piece of creativeness Kimmie. xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well worth the wait! That blue book cover really made it pop! Gorgeous colors and fabulous texture. So very beautiful! Happy weekend wishes to you, Tammy

Sue said...

Beautiful.....love the addition of the found pottery piece and the threads just finish it off.

sukipoet said...

thanks for showing the process. i esp like the addition of the book cover as support. and using children's books for words. lovely, as per usual.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh wow, Kimmie, I love love it. The pottery chard, the book cover,the fibers, the words, yum, yum yum! xox

Tina Eudora said...

I just love it Kimmie! Really, really special and well worth the wait until the perfect ideas flooded in!
Tina xo

Rita said...

This must have been the reason you waited. It's stunning!
I am so curious. How did you attach that thread? It is amazing! Like it is moving and jumping off the canvas. I love it!

Lisa said...

this is beautiful. the book cover is a perfect background, the poem makes me smile, the texture is awesome and the thread - i love how it winds in front of and behind the words. they look like they are floating. so creative, i love it.

~*~Patty S said...

I think its breathing beauty
and wonder and ooh la laa dear Kimmie...
having some time seemed to work beautifully for this magical and special creation

Happy beginning of the weekend to you and yours
oxo

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I remember liking it in February, but I LOVE it now--the beach pottery and other additions are just perfect!!!

june macfarlane said...

Unique and fabulous, i love how you used the thread
hugs June x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's amazing what you can do with a Trader Joe's bag (wish I had a Trader Joe's here) and an old book cover. I can't seem to find those old books with the awesome linen covers. It is gorgeous!

Lynn said...

this is a really well done lovely piece Kimmie. Nice that it started on a grocery bag (like my "bag lady")...fun huh?

Becca said...

Lovely piece of art.