Tuesday, December 31, 2013

JOY

It all started with this wrapping paper ....





I purchased this embossed wrapping paper before Christmas just because it caught my eye and I loved it.
I did not wrap one thing with it, but I knew I would use it.





.........And this Christmas card sent to me from my lovely talented artist friend, Lisa Priti. This is a print from her painting, which I love and covet all her work. I went out looking for a frame and came home empty handed.



At that point I decided maybe I would put it on canvas instead of framing it. The first thing I did was to enlarge the print. Then I used a white canvas that I purchased from the Dollar Store (they actually came in a package of two). I painted the canvas, first giving it some texture with washi tape, and had no idea what I was going to do from there UNTIL... I spotted "the wrapping paper" in my studio. The embossed wrapping paper was going to make an arched frame to place on the canvas over the print.  The JOY just kept growing, from the wrapping paper, to the print and now to the thought that my idea might just actually work out. (Love those possibilities)...





I scurried around in my studio (messy) drawers and found some bits and pieces of broken jewelry etc. that would add to the frame. I even found a vintage slide holder that made a perfect little hanging from the canvas which I titled "JOY".  That is what everything about this picture brought me...Sheer  JOY. 



I am quite thrilled how well it turned out and tomorrow, New Years Day, it will find a place on my wall to start out the New Year.







 



I am also submitting this piece to the challenge at Inspiration Avenue since the theme  this week is "JOY".  Be sure to check it out and share in all the "JOY" going on over there this week!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my JOY, and Thank you Lisa  P. for your beautiful artwork, which I will thoroughly enjoy viewing everyday  knowing it came from a special friend.









Also found this little card while digging around .... 



LOVE and JOY

13 comments:

  1. Kim, your work is lovely and it's incredible how you take a "sow's ear and turn it into a silk purse"...not to say your friend's work is a sow's ear but to use the illustration.
    Happy New Year.

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  2. WoW! and I thought you were busy doing nothing!
    I love that our art is mingling...Love you Kim!
    Happy New Year my friend♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. LOL, one of my New Years Resolutions.... "Try harder to do nothing"
      💗 XO

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  3. Love it. My word for the year is JOY so this really caught my eye.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! May JOY be yours in every possible way ion 2014! 💗

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  4. This is fabulous Kim. Love how you used the paper and added the charms and texture. Perfect. I framed my card too... it is just so lovely.

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  5. Than you Gemma, sometimes my vision and my projects don't always meet in the middle, but I do learn something every time from them. This was especially fun to do.

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  6. Creativity on top of artistry on top of inspiration!! It all adds up to JOY! I love this Kim, it's fantastic! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Maggie, Art always adds up to JOY for me!
      Happy New Year to you too!! xoxo

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  7. Love Love Love this. you are SO creative missy!!

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  8. Great JOY in abundance to you and yours for 2014. This post brought me JOY...thank you! Aloha

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  9. Hey Kim, this is another awesome piece that I am in awe of. I love what you started with and the end result honors the original. Your creativity is always a joy for me to behold!

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  10. Beautiful and creative! Happy New Year to you! XO Karine

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