Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SUMMER WONDERS TO SHARE

i wanted to share a before and after. when we make mistakes it's good to share, and then when we actually fix them, even better, eh?




so...here's what happened...


when i first painted and collaged this piece, i had my own handwriting off to the side, but...


it kinda disappered as it was not waterproof.


sooooo, i printed out text, worked industriously to get the right colors to just kind of fade into the background, yet be legible.


wellll, when i finished that part, they were too big, but had to be in order to cover up the handwriting.


soooo, i put modeling paste through my favorite stencil, it dried and then i camoflauged it into the background with lots of work in paint etc. and then....SHE WORKED! "Before"


"After"AND SHE READS:

"listening long enough to the stories of your ancestors,

to hear them draw in breath

and sing in your soul"

there is some of my handmade "fabric paper" on her dress, a dried flower in her hair and a bit of dyed cheese cloth, up in the corner to tie her all together :))



this old woman doll was such a crack up...and then someone, had the creativity to perch her on a bicycle...annnd my nephew asked, "is that one of those cigarette thingys, women used back in the day?" my sister answered, "yep, it's called a cigarette holder". GOOD ONE CAROLYN!






graffiti in Truckee...inside a cafe...every single inch of wall, tables, benches and floor are covered, so fun to see! annnd, their food is the best in the west!








one of those mistakes (or not) in photography...










my pants in the sky in Truckee California :0)










a sparkling piece of summer heaven












in ANTHROPOLOGIE, looking out the window to the street...so beautiful and inspirational!
A WONDERFUL WISH OF LOVE AND INSPIRATION TO YOU ALL!


XOXO











9 comments:

  1. and she's just more layered and textured for all she has been through to get there... again, like life, huh?

    love the photos... LOVE Truckee... wish i could go back again...

    love

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  2. A wonderful painting . . . as always and I love your photos-Truckee - looks like a GREAT place, thank you for the virtual trip. heehee. Thank you for your comment too, my friend.

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  3. I just love your painting and those words - oh my. Living in Africa one gets a sense of the importance of ancestors. I did a family constellation workshop where you consider your ancestors in a very profound way and it's amazing how much our lives are affected by our ancestors. Indeed they do sing to our souls.

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  4. Those words are so beautiful,and so is your painting,love all the layers. Also beautiful pictures,thanks for sharing,I feel like I went on alittle trip.

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  5. Lots of wonderful eye candy this morning!

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  6. So much fun going on here (love your "pants"--I'm laughing again)
    and that graffiti wall in Truckee, is it?--too cool
    And always love your art and your words make it even better!!

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  7. ALL OF THE ABOVE Wanda!
    The lady is wonderful - such a nice painting!!!

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  8. Thank you, Wanda, for your words! It feels so good! I like your wonderful lady!!! Gaby

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