Friday, September 6, 2013

Daisy Fields

  Happy Friday all!!  In my last post I mentioned my latest  obsessions passions for both Serena Barton's book on Wabi-Sabi art and the songs from this album. There is no you tube official vid for "Daisy Fields" so if you want to hear a bit you'll have to go to the link.

   I was thrilled when I  heard from Serena because she wanted to share my art on her blog! How cool is that? And BTW if any of you purchase her book and create art inspired by it, she would love to share it on her blog anytime.

   Here is my third in a series (how many it will be is yet to be determined. I don't know what I'm going to do with it all:) of wabi-sabi art. My inspiration is from pg. 52 in the book although it looks nothing like Serena's project. I'm happy to say I'm able to apply the concepts and make the projects my own.

  My canvas began like this:

  The green is mulberry paper and the off-white is this textured handmade paper I got at Dick Blick some years ago but I don't know what it is:

                                                                    isn't it yummy though?

  Finished:

                                                              "Daisy Fields"  5" x 7"

 Once the papers were glued on and dried I began adding the following paints-Americana Hauser Light Green and Baby Blue; Golden Hansa Yellow Medium and Pthalo Blue Green Shade; and some Caran D'Ache water soluble crayons. I used the blending/wiping away method as described  in the book. " I met her by the daisy fields" was lightly and loosely written in pencil. White acrylic paint and Golden Iridescent Bright Gold Fine was spattered over the lower half. A small flower punch and vellum was used to create the flowers glued on in random places.

  Here is a detail pic:



 I also  just finished and mailed some Halloween tags for a swap I was invited to participate in (thanks Sallie!) It was a 6/6 swap but I made a few extras including one for her.




  Tags were covered with Flocked Spider Halloween paper (Making Memories) given to me by my friend LuAnn (thank you!!). I watered down Golden Permanent Violet Dark Fluid Acrylic and dripped it down the tags. Main images on the first set of tags are ARTchix Studio and on the second set they are from Retro Café Art. I sponged black ink around the tags, images and typed words. Stamped the Halloween ticket (Craft Smart-Michael's), trimmed and glued to tags. They were then embellished with a variety of stickers and fibers. I can't wait to see my returns and have them to display banner style for the season!

  Are you creating anything to get into the upcoming fall season?? We are still having really gorgeous summery weather but without the humidity. LOVE.

  Linking up to Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, Glue It Tuesday, Mandarin Orange Monday and Paint Party Friday. Thanks to all the awesome hostesses of these challenges!

  Many thanks to everyone for your comments, thoughts and opinions/input regarding my "Orange Moon" canvas in my  last post. I decided to leave it as is.

                    "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." Celia Thaxter

43 comments:

  1. Love your Daisy Fields - love how you have used the handmade papers. Sounds like a very interesting book.
    What fun tags! Great description of their creation.

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  2. Beautiful texture on that canvas wabi sabi...gorgeous color too!! Love those fun Halloween tags..I guess I should attempt some halloween art soon too...thanks for the inspiration! We have humid heat...enjoy while you can!

    Hugs Giggles.

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  3. Adorable fields and halloween tages!Happy PPF!

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  4. Beautiful work Linda, glad you are enjoying trying out new ways. Valerie

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  5. The Daisy Fields picture is just gorgeous. You really put your own twist on the wabi-sabi idea. Such a cheerful and sunny piece of art.
    Happy PPF!!
    xx

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  6. Congrats Linda, that's fabulous...and love your Halloween tags! HPPF!

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  7. Love the texture! And those Halloween tags are fantastic!

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  8. great textures and I love those tags

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  9. Love the Daisy fields. Congrats - we have such a wonderful bloggy community don't we? Happy PPF pal.

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  10. wonderful textured canvas Linda and fantastic Halloween tags too!
    Happy PPF!

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  11. Love the textures and delicacies in your Daisy Fields landscape!
    Beautiful!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. I remember that textured paper at Jerry's. You did wonderful with it. I forgot about using the 'blender' dang! I love the Halloween tags. . .Great fun. Thanks so much for the comments on my blog (faces). Blessings, Janet PPF

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  13. Beautiful Wasabi art! I am glad you are having such a fun creative time. Your Daisy Fields is wonderful! Such colors and textures!

    I know Halloween is around the corner, but I haven't begun any holiday themed art yet. I am still hanging on to summer! Lol! It is beautiful here as well and I am enjoying these last few weeks before it is fall. Your tags are festive and spooky...perfect!

    I am working on a few things at the moment, more fabric collage and sewing so far. But I am anxious to get back to drawing and painting. Your work here inspires me : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  14. Excellent abstraction, delicious margaritas! I love the textures!

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  15. oh so pretty with the textures!!! and I love the Halloween inspired tags!!!

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  16. I've ordered the book and can't wait for it to arrive and start looking and playing. Love your daisy fields piece, filled with beauty. Now off to listen to the music.

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  17. came by to visit you and got lost in Keith Harkin land...thank you very much ♥
    your canvas is very inspired ... especially like his words scribbled in the sky = Fabulous!

    Fun tags...the other night I felt like it was Halloween waiting for dh to come out front for an evening walk two BATS were circling overhead...told myself they were harmless and they were
    THEN we were walking on a bike path alongside a forest treeline and the path was getting dark...
    I almost stepped on about 3 different FROGS which had me squealing and hopping down the trail!
    your Halloween tags made me think of it ;)

    Happy weekend dear one...I am really feeling your summer grateful ♥ quote too oxo

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  18. Those Halloween tags are great, as for your daisy piece I absolutely love it, so fresh and dreamy, full of space, beautiful!

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  19. Your up-close shot of Daisy fields is so amazing.- the colors, the texture, everything.

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  20. Your Daisy Fields are well done. Lots of textures and mellow colors. Great job! Thanks.
    gloria

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  21. The daisy fields are so creative ~ love it! and I do enjoy Serena's book ~ congrats on being on her blog ~ Also love your halloween tags ~ fun ~ Beautiful work, Linda ~ carol, xo

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  22. beautiful art and tags Linda! And how great to have your art shared like that on her blog.

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  23. Congratulations on being asked to show your work in the book author's blog. I love the rich textures in your collage work. The Halloween tags are fabulous, especially the one with the moon. Blessings!

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  24. I love the effect of that textured paper on your painting. Perfect in combination with grasses. And your Halloween tags look great. Although I don't want to think about Halloween yet ....

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  25. I am so happy for you Linda on being introduced in Selena's book! This is quite a wonderful thing for you, a compliment to someone you respect. It can't get any better than that! How great for you. Your art is gorgeously created. Your talent for the unusual is outrageously fantastic Linda!!! (thank you for investigating my new blog too!) xox

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  26. Very creative use of paper to create texture for your daisy fields!

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  27. Congrats on having your art shared on Serena's blog. Lovely summery daisy piece. I absolutely love those Halloween tags-the vintage look you got with them is fabulous

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  28. Lovely and inspiring work, Linda and huge congratulations on being featured in the Serena's blog. putting wabi-sabi idea into my life helped me a lot. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely and creative week.

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  29. Everything on this page is so cool! I love the Daisy Fields!

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  30. I love how you've broken it down for us. Very interesting!

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  31. AH, no, it's still 100 degrees here. BUT your tags inspire me to get into the Halloween spirit!~ I LOVE what you did with them and know that they will be a hit. xoxo

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  32. Beautiful canvas Linda, the colors you've chosen and the texture are awesome.
    Susan

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  33. Love your daisy fields! I did not see those flowers in there at first. They really make it special.

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  34. Love love love all of the texture on your canvas. The Halloween tags are fantastic too...you have been busy :)

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  35. I just love your canvas Linda. You must feel very happy with this!
    I've got a few pieces of mulberry paper that I use for special cards or Glue Books - now you've given me another idea!
    Hugs for a lovely week.
    Shane xox

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  36. Linda, congratulations on having your work shared with others on Serena's blog. I love your painting. I really enjoyed the close-up. It is beautiful and just the peaceful type of art I so enjoy. Have a wonderful week.

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  37. Love your art! Your bio could be me...=)

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  38. Your textures are so wonderful. Two years ago, I had the chance to take a wabi-sabi encaustic workshop with Serena Barton in Portland. It hadn't been my first choice for a workshop that day, so I entered the day with no expectations whatsoever. It turned out to be one of the most inspiring days I've had as an artist. She's a wonderful teacher. I have her book now, too. Anyway, beautiful work!!

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  39. These are really great Linda....lucky recipients.

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  40. Great post! Your painting is almost refreshing:) Your cards dramatic and most interesting!
    Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  41. Inspiring post.... I think will upgrade SB's book from Wish List to Christmas List!!!!

    I LOVE your Halloween tags. They are spookily beautiful :)

    Karen x

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