February 11, 2007

Soulful Expression

I shall covet thy tender words and devotion. Thee wills my dreams to take flight on the morrow. Whilst thou is away I am blue, but ye affections shall be bolted in this soulful heart o' mine.
I've been naming most of my posts after the art work title, but this one is named after the journey. My intention was to do something neat in Karen O's calendar journal in honor of St Valentine's Day ... but this piece seemed to take on a life if it's own. It always starts with a bad choice LOL The background was bleeeecccckk! Our journal prompt this month was "I am Blue" ... so I went with blue as my second choice.

And please everyone ...
do not faint or be alarmed ...

I used wings, which I rarely ever do, but it seemd fitting this time. Never did I imagine in a million years that the heart would be a symbol for me and yet everytime I use it, something extraordinary comes out when I get the paint out.

Oh I wish this piece would have been in my stay at home journal; it has special meaning to me ... but who am I to argue with my muse?

10 comments:

Corinne said...

karen- this is terrific! I love the blue and black background - reminds me that love can be bruising at times...

an idea here for you to have your cake and eat it too...save a copy of the image in hi resolution....then print it out on some white cardstock...and you will have a record to keep of your art...even if the original is sent on. At the end of the journey, you have all your own art copies to bind in a journal of your own...

Tricia Scott said...

this is beautiful! wonderful job!

Karen Owen said...

Karen, I love this page! And it's in my journal! Whoopee! I like Corinne's suggestion of keeping a copy of it for yourself. Maybe it won't hurt so bad to part with it then.

Hugs,
Karen O!

Anonymous said...

Karen, I love your Valentine page. It is absolutely perfect.

Anonymous said...

Karen--You've created a sparkling blog! So active! So attractive!

I will try to post this through anonymous account to see if it makes it per your Diva List request. Jood

Wabbit said...

Karen, this page really speaks to me too. The blue background could not be more perfect! I am always awed by your work. HUGS, Marilyn

carla said...

This is beautifulo! The blue background makes me feel free and peaceful, and it really works well behind the heart. The touch of blue on the wings ties it all together. I know how you feel letting something like this go... I did a travleing journal project with seven other artists, and there are a few pieces I wish I still had here! Anyway.. thanks for sharing this. It's lovely!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful spread Karen. Lucky Karen to have this in her journal.
kathy mc

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is stunning - the colours are so rich and the design is lovely.

traypup said...

I agree with Corinne, you should really be making color copies of this work. It's gorgeous!