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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Faces in Truth

Monday Morning Art found me back at my desk. Back in my routine with a little determination; as well as, your words swirling in my head. First, I just glued down some papers and then I thought to myself how boring that was.  


It is crazy what I did next because the reason I glue down papers is I don't like to paint on canvas. Well, I heard one of you say "challenge" or "do something different" and so without thinking I turned and picked up a piece of fabric. I moved fast and found a few more pieces. I didn't cut them or change their shapes. I just glued them down with a tiny bit of confidence that I would know what was next.


Of course "next" was a face and the first one I saw Tuesday morning was on a faces collage. So, I started.
 Today, again during Morning Art I was anxious to paint. But the excitement really churned when I saw the birds (those little demons!). For me, there is a certain level of excitement when you think it is going to be good. 

And then there is a whole new feeling that surges through your soul when the story begins to reveal itself and you know it is going to be good. I have to say, I was surprised that the story was revealed little by little much like in my Faces in Collage class technique.
You know I will be back tomorrow to share the whole finished story.

I'm just wondering if any of you know that feeling that I'm talking about.
I hope so.

23 comments:

  1. Oh Sharon!
    I just got on the internet and see you posted this! I can.. but CANNOT Believe what was waiting to be unleased inside of you!
    What a beautiful painting!
    What a perfect and interesting piece of art! Yes, I do know what you mean about seeing that something that just makes you want to keep going and see the finished creation!
    I LOVE THIS PIECE.. SELLING IT?
    I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU WILL YOU DO IT WITH ME?
    xox Darlene

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  2. Oh Sharon!
    I just got on the internet and see you posted this! I can.. but CANNOT Believe what was waiting to be unleased inside of you!
    What a beautiful painting!
    What a perfect and interesting piece of art! Yes, I do know what you mean about seeing that something that just makes you want to keep going and see the finished creation!
    I LOVE THIS PIECE.. SELLING IT?
    I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU WILL YOU DO IT WITH ME?
    xox Darlene

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  3. You are definitively back in the groove; Beautiful!

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  4. This isn't just good....it's GREAT...FANTASTIC...AWESOME. You get the idea!

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  5. i knew there was more...

    so beautiful yes it is, and so are you!

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  6. Yes I know the feeling, I know when Ihate that it is dinner time, or Ihave to leave the house, that i want to keepgoing. I also know the doubt feeling and it sits there and I don't even want to go downstairs. I always need a revival, art vitality, inspiration hunt. Then I see some little insignificant thing, like that man and the crooked house and know I have somthing that resembles nurishment to go on with it.
    If yo thinkof starving artists i a different sence it can mean what next where do I find what I need, and it really seems like need.

    So seeing your combinations, and seeing the revival makes also my spirts sing the duet.

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  7. Love this...and isn't "the unfolding" process wonderful. I've heard it described as "creative tension" when you're not sure how a piece is developing and then, like magic, you hit a point when you just KNOW that it's starting to flow in just the right way and it feels so good to follow the feeling to see it through. Great to see you using fabric this way too!

    Misty

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  8. What a story! And process...Glad to see you "back in the saddle". Can't wait to see what you show us next =)

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  9. When you put those little birds in there....I couldn't believe I didn't see them all along....they were just waiting fr you to reveal them :)

    Wonderful so far!!

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  10. So good to hear you are in the right mood again. Well life gives us ups and downs, and I hope you will continue with your painting.

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  11. We all seemed to know there was something inside you waiting to be expressed. What a great new direction.

    Darla

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  12. Oh- I will bet that there are many of us who know that feeling (as well as its opposite) but do YOU know the feeling that WE have, knowing that YOU ARE BACK, at one with your brushes!
    And just like that, you have inspired me once again.
    jenny

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  13. Oh I too know that feeling. It fills me with such elation!! Such an ah ha moment!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. I love the direction you are going in! I can send you a pot of glue.

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  15. oh, the mind of an artist! This is really wonderful!

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  16. Fabulous Sharon! And I know exacty what you mean...that feeling for me starts as a little tingle or frisson up the back of my neck. :)

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  17. Ohhhh this is lookin' good! Love the little "fringe" from the fabric...and the birds....to die for. Can't wait for the unveiling! She's BACK!!!!

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  18. Sharon thos birds are wonderful, so wise looking, all seeing.
    That fabric background is perfect!!!
    I love that feeling too...you just want to keep going, savour that feeling, knowing that it is all coming together...a happy, warm feeling.
    Happy painting.

    Jacky xox

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  19. Love the story behind the painting and I love your desk, it so feels like "home" ...and i thought only my desk was full. But all this aside, GORGEOUS painting !!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. I have collaged fabric onto canvas first when my grandfather passed away and then this last October when my grandmother passed away.They are now on the wall in my studio side by side.I added a picture in the bottom of corner of them so that I can always visit them.

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  21. Hello Up And Away Studio, that sounds so perfect. I wish I could see them.

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