Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guided by a song....

Another swap I'm participating in for Trish Bee's Creating Chaos Yahoo group has the theme of 'Distress It'. I wasn't quite sure what sort of THING I'd make for this... and then I was listening to a favorite CD one day, and Shawn Colvin's cover of the song 'This Must be the Place' (originally written and recorded by Talking Heads) played. This song is loaded with meaning, memories, and emotion for me. Funny how connections like that are created and linked. I first heard the song in the mid-90's, just before my husband and I were married in 1996. The song is simple, beautiful, and all about HOME. I used to cry like a baby every time I heard this song because it struck such a core with me. I realized, as I listened, that I had found my HOME with my husband. I am so blessed and fortunate to be HOME with him, and we continue to grow together now. I think it was so emotionally loaded for me because I didn't think I'd ever feel like HOME earlier in my life, and I wanted so much to have a feeling of peace and love in my HOME. When he and I met, and fell in love, and struggled through some things, and our love became stronger, I knew I was HOME.

Reconnecting to that song and those feelings has resulted in this mixed media HOME piece. It measures about 6" x 6" and has paint, stamping, some Perfect Pearls for shimmer, mica, and a microscope slide. This also fits the current theme for Mixed Media Monday this week ~ art which tells a story.

Is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home
You lifted up your wings
I guess this must be the place...."

~ from "This Must be the Place", written by David Byrne et al

Sunday, June 21, 2009

3 Bad Birdies!!

I found this stamp in the $1 bin awhile ago and fell in love with these jailbirds on it!! I cut them apart to make them work on this ATC for a swap in Trish Bee's group. The theme is to use something beyond paper in creating the ATC. The pink/black polka dot piece is fabric, which I enjoy working with.

So I thought about all these stripes and circles and just had FUN making these ;) Hope my swap-mates enjoy them too!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Under construction....

Here's a sneak peek for you....

Final pictures tomorrow!!