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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Creative Play

Hello All!
What a week of delightful weather!
I am loving the thunderstorms. 
I am enjoying the sweet smelling blooms of springtime.

This week in between soldering sessions, I have had some time to just play. 
 And it feels really good.

I wanted to spend some time trying to express myself through collage. 
The collage above is one I am working on about my sister Kathleen and I.
It measures about 6x9'' (you are seeing only a small part of it) and I have used acrylic on cardboard.
I have more to say in it and will keep looking at it and tweaking. 
The fun part!

Here is another project sitting on my very large (and yes messy!) art desk....the beginnings of a domino book about one of my favorite women of history, Beatrix Potter. 
It has a ways to go yet. I am in the process of gathering things of meaning about her.

And I am still soldering! I am beginning to improve and to be more consistent!
I had taken a few photos tonight but they did not turn out well, so tomorrow I will try to get some photographs to share with you all.
I do love learning new things!

I want to thank you all for your visits and very kind comments. I love hearing from you all, how you are doing and what you are doing creative in your life. 
Creativity is a part of my wellbeing....
Is it the same for any of you?



Cinderella Moments said...

Love the collage. Those girls are very cute! And the domino book is going to be fabulous!! I would love to see those pictures of soldering. Sounds like you've been having lots of fun!
hugs and blessings

Createology said...

Hi Terri...your collage will be so special for you and your sister. I really like what I see here. Oh Beatrix Potter is one of my favorites...her little mice are so adorable. Your domino book will be wonderful. Blissful creating...

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, your collage is coming out very nice indeed. I love collage and mixed media and it's so nice to meet others who have the same feeling for this art.

Thanks for sharing.

Happiness to all.

Anonymous said...

Love your collage too Terri.I bet those domino books are wonderful to handle.So sweet!
I love thunderstorms too!!I adore rain.We live in a fairly dry place, so rain is very welcome.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! Have fun with soldering! Valerie

Elaine said...

Great collage project Terri. I am looking forward to seeing your completed Beatrix Potter domino book! Elaine x

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri, both your projects looks so beautiful- I love the soft colours and your lovely style.

Linda Vincent said...

Its great to see another domino book in the making!(More inspiration, yay!) Have you visited Beatrix Potter's home in The Lake District? - Its a beautiful, peaceful place.
Your collage will be very special - what a lovely idea.

Rita said...

What a wonderful collage. You must be so proud to have done something like this. Fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
What beautiful pieces.
The best comes out in our art when the piece has special meaning. Aren't sisters great?
hugs & JOY,

Martina said...

A magnificent work of art, dear Terri! Unique and beautiful!

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Your collage work looks beautiful and I am so intrigued by your B. Potter project. I just love her sweet illustrations. If it is anything like the Jane Austen project I am sure it will be wonderful. Can't wait to see your soldering. Thanks for all the encouragement! Isn't it fun to learn new techniques? My studio is a mess with all the different mediums I am into. Nothing like not having a focus! Enjoy the Spring. xxoo Loribeth

Claudia said...

This is the first I've heard of a 'domino book' and it sounds fascinating! I can't wait to see how it progresses, Terri. I know it will be amazing.


Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu que linda colagem
amei amei amei!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the words "love can change". Your piece is really lovely, Terri, and your sister will love it.

Oh, Ms Potter!!!!!! Clever and cute. Can't wait to see the final results of your creativity.

You LIKE thunderstorms? They set my teeth on edge!

Hugs my friend....Jan

Suz said...

Those are fascinating, Terri. I love seeing what you come up with. I think your sister will love the collage. Handmade gifts are the very best.

Love your domino book. I love Beatrix Potters's illustrations but know little about her personally. I think i better start reading!

suzreaney@comcast.com (new)

Anonymous said...

Hello again Terri....

yes, creativity keeps me solid, whole and sane!
I cannot imagine my life without some form of creative expression.....!!

I love your creations here in this post today...and the jewels on the tag you sent me are delicious....the entire piece is so sweet...thanks again.

we have had nothing but warm summery temperatures here in Canada.....it's a bit early, but who'z complain'? NOT MOI...that's for certain!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Lucille said...

I love your collage of you and your sister. Your domino book sounds fascinating. Your subject matter was a fascinating woman. I'm looking forward to seeing more. You have such a special knack for creating. Just a style all your own!

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri

It's me again! Just came by, to let you know I have posted an official thanks to you on my blog. I've also added a link back.

Thanks again!
Ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

sharon said...

I love the sisters you have in your piece, they look so content, and from what I see it looks amazing, as does your domino piece, really gorgeous Terri!

Ivy said...

Terri, your collage is beautiful, I just adore the color palette and the girls faces are so sweet. Thanks so much for posting pics! xo

Jann said...

The collage is so cute! And the domino book looks like it is going to be another of your absolutely beautiful creations . . . can't wait to see more pics! Have fun with your soldering--I played around with soldering little vintage Christmas ornaments several years ago and just loved it--I will have to get back into doing this soon! I am self-taught, so it is slow going sometimes!

Lori Anderson said...

I absolutely adore thunder storms, especially when I'm tucked up in bed with a book and can see the lightning flash through the skylight!

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful and love the old buttons :)

Linda M. said...

Hello Terri, Beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terri,
I just love your collage and the domino book looks gorgeous already.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for the well wishes.

Anonymous said...

Terri, from your photos below, you really ARE having spring! I hope you won't be getting the same dip in temperatures that are supposed to arrive here on Tues. night. We are worried about the fruit trees.
I love the beginning of your Beatrix domino book! So tiny!
It was nice to visit with you just now, as I've been so busy and not having time to blog. I'm missing everyone!
Happy Sunday! XO Diane

Decor To Adore said...

Oh that image of the two girls is JUST wonderful. I can't wait for the entire reveal!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Gorgeous work Terri! The image is so sweet and so is the collage. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday! :)

Anonymous said...

I adore the start of the domino book...and who doesn't love Beatrix Potter!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh! My! I'm in year two of my Beatrix Potter obsession - I've read all of Susan Wittig Albert's Cottage Tales books about her - 8 in the series - and am teaching her at school all semester long, creating an original literature study of her works for elementary students and loving it! She is sooo fun to read aloud! I can't wait to see what you do with your domino about her - and I am inspired to explore my own collage works on the subject.

Thanks for the inspiration!

momto8 said...

what a great collection to start with! have fun!!

Christy said...

What a wonderful display of your art. I love being able to take a look into your art room. Wish I were a fly on your wall. As always...I LOVE everything you do and am inspired by your creativity.

Enjoy the week!

Linda Kunsman said...

Hooray for thunderstorms, creative time and our pets for inspiration of all kinds! I'm sure your domino book will be gorgeous an dlook forward to seeing more of it.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i am enjoying my visit and your wonderful projects!

glass roof said...

what a lovely blog and i love your art i have just visited and i have to revisit it again you are awesome and hope to find you new creation Beatrix Potter domino book soon.

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