Jun 20, 2010

Divine Journey


there is joy
in artful creative expression
a bit like the seasons of Spring
and now Summer
breathing life into a drawing
an idea
a movement
is to join forces with something alive
dancing
with the current of breath
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this is my first multi-media piece, stamps- both rubber and postal,
adhering bits of napkins,
(thanks to Sharon Tomlinson's napkin tutorial)
also paint and colored pencils
all this in my moleskin journal

it was a bit scary to take the face in the top drawing and start doing things that are new to me
all that tender attention to shading with colored pencils could disappear with the stroke of a brush
instead it was fun
and inspired me to explore this ladies spirit
to feel into her divine journey

today is the first day of Summer

Happy Solstice to each and everyone of you!


~
Also to all you lovely fathers
who care for your families with wisdom
love
generosity and joy
I thank you with all my heart, for you make our world a better place!
Happy Father's Day~

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Please visit Sophia's; Sunday Sketches to enjoy the art of some truly fine people

39 comments:

  1. It looks great. I love layering up pictures like this both physically and metaphorically!

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  2. Truly beautiful, Tammie,and I know what you mean--once you let go and start adding layers, it becomes special.

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  3. Beuatiful post & happy solstice!! also I believe you are the recipient of my 'ripple' illustration ~ if so thank you 7 it wil be in the mail tomorrow. Also I am wondering if I can put your links on my blog post about my ripple dress finding a home?!? email me if it is ok!!! peace

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  4. Lovely, Tammie - I love the colors that you chose.

    Happy Solstice....xoxo

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  5. Gorgeous! I love your mouths - they are so expressive. Sarah x

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  6. Beautiful! It is very expressive. I would love to learn how to do pieces like this. Have a wonderful Sunday :) ~Lauren

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  7. lovely mix-media final - I like the textures

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  8. Loved this. Great work

    Joy always!

    Dulce

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  9. Your beginning sketch turned out even more lovely with the treatment you gave it. Wonderful job.

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  10. Wow..her eyes are amazing! She is beautiful...before and after. :)

    Thank you for your dedication each and every week.

    Happy SS!

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  11. What a stunning job! She's just beautiful - the entire theme, everything flows so beautifully. Happy Summer Solstice to you as well! Theresa

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  12. Wonderful multi media work to complement your sketch! Great eye and words

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  13. Hi Tammie ... she is really lovely, the added media and layers really add to the depth and luminosity (spelling?). Letting go sometimes ... you can go so much further than one ever intends.
    Really awesome,
    Best wishes, Barbara

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  14. There is a serenity to your lovely ladies that just soothes me. I love this first mixed piece ~ very rich the way it turned out.

    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

    Smiles

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  15. So glad the challenge turned out to be fun not scary! Isn't experimentation fascinating!

    You did a great job! It really has taken on an astounding depth!

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  16. It's amazing how the first sketch turned to something so vivid and expressive!! Your work is very good and ofcourse you are very talented!!

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  17. Oh, look at her cheekbones! :) Love her!

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  18. So pretty Tammie, you certainly have an aptitude for this, your work reaches new levels every time I see it.

    Happy solstice to you xxJ

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  19. Gorgeous Tammie..what beautiful expression of nature coming to life in the form of this beauty! i loved your words and celebrate the powerful Summer Solstice with you..what a radiant piece of art...she is full of enchantment and light and has a powerful presence!
    Wonderful!
    Kiki~

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  20. Oh Tammie - she truly is a MARVEL of beauty! Happy Solstice, dear woman.

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  21. Hi Tammie, this is gorgeous! I can't believe this is your first mixed media piece! Isn't it so exciting when you first start experimenting and realise there are so many things you can do with your art work! Lovely work :0)

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  22. Tammie, I enjoy seeing the progress of your piece. Lots of layers and textures to appreciate here. Keep up the great work, you are a natural artist!

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  23. Hello Tammie, this mixed media work is lovely. Simple and beautiful. XXX

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  24. ~are you on a journey of l♥ve??? for a first attempt i think you have made quite an impact...such depth within your page...i l♥ve the colors you chose to work with...her eyes pull you...gentle yet almost teasing...it has been such fun watching you evolve in you art...summer solstice blessings to you~

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  25. This is wonderful. Once you start layering it just gets better and better. I know what you mean about the scary part...

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  26. Very nice! It came out lovely! Good for you for being brave!

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  27. My dearest, dearest Tammie... I held my breath as I saw your brunette lady. She is at her utmost beauty! Ah, your lines are so very refined and confident these days, I am bowing to you... oxx

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  28. Happy Summer to you!
    I am amazed by collage work like yours! fantastic.

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  29. Ooooh! Oh! What beauty. They fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give....wow!

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  30. Lovely! You were truly inspired! Its always great to try new things, then you know you are truly growing~

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  31. It's lovely tammie! I love how all the elements falls in the right place and how the colors harmonize to create such a nostalgic effect...

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  32. i love this mixed media painting tammie! what a serene thing of beauty she is, and you are!!
    xo abigail

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  33. Tammie, what a lovely face! love the layers! gives depth to your painting.

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  34. Tammie, I love your blog & this post is gorgeous, just lovely!!

    I also love your comments on my blog, thank you!!

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

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  35. your mixed media piece is gorgeous!

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  36. Happy Summer to you too, Tammie. A little late to wish you a Happy Solstice! Your mixed media exploration is beautiful.

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  37. I love what you did here with the postage stamps... noticed them right away.....and the word divine..this piece is beautiful and really lifted my Spirit...bkm.

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  38. Your journal looks wonderful! This may have been
    your first multi-media piece but it won't be your last!
    I can tell :>)

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  39. I adore the multi-media aspects of this piece--it creates a sense of depth and beauty hard to describe in words.

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