Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A FAVORITE QUOTE
The Plan
1. I found a quote that I really love.
2. I wanted to display it.
3. I wanted to create it in a mixed-media format.
4. I love houses and wanted to incorporate them into the product.
5. I wanted to try some new techniques... explore
mixed-media a bit further.
6. It needed a yellow background to go with our new bedding.
The Process
1. I adhered newspaper (the home section) to a stretched
canvas with a gel medium. Coated it under & over.
2. When it was dry I painted it a light yellow with acrylic paint.
I wanted some of the newspaper to show through.
3. I played with letters to form the quote. I changed them
for several days until they felt right.
4. I cut the simple houses and tried them in a variety of positions.
5. When I felt pleased with the arrangement I glued things down.
6. I added embellishments for detail and depth.


The red house is made from a valentine envelope and the roof
is cut from a card from Syko in Finland.


I'm still adding to this weeks later.

The hardest part is knowing when to stop!
Love to all of you sweet people...
Joni

9 comments:

Jacquie said...

Joni, This is wonderful. So bright, so creative and on top of that, meaningful words. A joy to look at!

Thimbleanna said...

That's AWESOME Joni!!! I just love all the different elements you incorporated -- especially the envelope -- WAY TOO CLEVER!!! How 'bout little canvases in pink, green and tulips -- personalized maybe for all the girls attending??? ;-) Hurry, tell me what you're going to do so I'll shut up LOL!

Junie Moon said...

That Jane Austen quote is one of my favorites and your rendition is so beautiful. I am so enamored with this project of yours.

Helen Hancock said...

Don't stop! Never stop! Your creativity astounds me! For you do realise that being such a work of art....the joy it will bring is unending. Last night coming home from work Katie says, "where are we going?" I said home. And she - being in her 3yo "why" phase - said , "WHY?". I thought need you ask, however, I said, "cause home is such a wonderful place to be"

Happy Days Grammy J!!!!!!!!!!

nicole said...

This is gorgeous Joni!!
great job with it.

LizzyHouse said...

way cool! I can't wait to see one of your block prints!

This is where we get our ink http://graphicchemical.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?page=1&sppp=9999

and here

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I really don't like the water based stuff, it just doesn't print as well.... I hope this helps!

Lizzy!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness!!!! That is just the kind of art I want to put in our sunroom when I get it done! This is great, my friend!!

Wendy said...

This is Fantastic, Great job!! I love it!

Kristen said...

you have to sell your beautiful and amazingly creative art ! this is just an amazing piece!!g