Friday, January 22, 2016

Waiting for the first snowflake...

Hi everyone! I decided that I needed to learn how to just play and create something without having a purpose--I am trying to learn to be freer in my art. As most of you know, I am primarily a beader--more specifically, a maker of french beaded flowers.  There are very distinct steps in that craft and although there is a lot of leeway with respect to colors etc., there isn't too much variation necessary to craft a life-like flower. So, while I am waiting for the first snowflake to fall, I pulled out one of my UFOs which now done, I think I should have just launched into space. No really. You should have seen it before I worked on it some more.
After the background was painted, this was completed all with foam stamps. I masked out the cabin to do the trees green and then lightly stamped the image of the cabin.
I painted over the cabin and added the door--whoever heard of a cabin without a door? Silly stamp! I added some white to the trees and added their trunks. Stamped the snowflakes and then restamped and embossed them because they were still blah.
Still didn't love them, so I drew around them and added the quote from Albert Camus, "In the depth of Winter I finally learned tht there was in me an invincible summer". So much for playing, but at least I can turn the page in my journal and go on!

The weather forecast for my area is either a few inches or 8-10 inches--they are having trouble deciding; however, it is more of a southern storm  and I predict the lesser amount. If you are in its path, please stay safe and home if you can! Happy Weekend  everyone!

9 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, the quote is a fave of mine. Stay safe when the snow comes. Hugs, Valerie

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone said...

You always manage to find a way to get pleased with your work - that is truly artistic!!! I love this and that you worked on the snow flakes. And the quote is really going right into my heart! Thank you for that. Please stay safe Debbie - I saw it on norwegian news about the weather. Oh dear!!!!

Sandra Cox said...

What a fun journal page and what a perfect quote!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful page ! Would be perfect to our Winter Wonderland theme over at
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Sorry for my very late visit this week .. happy belated T-Day!
oxo
Susi

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You are so talented in ever you create. I love that you are just creating without any purpose. Have you seen my NBB contest? Check out my blog for details. Would love for you to enter. Have the best day. Hugs Nicole

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm finally back among the land of electrons and was thrilled to see how you made this beauty. I think you freed yourself quite nicely. This was not just fun to see, but a beautiful entry in your UFO. I hope it encourages you to play for the sake of playing, because art should be like that more often. Yep, I adore this!

My name is Erika. said...

How warm and cozy and cheery this is. I love the blue sky-in winter the sky always seems bluer-when it isn't cloudy that is, and your cabin and trees are cozy. Hope its a great weekend!

Magic Love Crow said...

UFOs??? Did I miss something??? I love your little cabin Deb! I think it's really precious! I love the quote and the snow flakes! Really adorable! I hope you are doing ok?? We've been watching the storm! Sending you warm hugs!

Darla said...

Catching up with my blogging friends. Your cabin looks quite inviting. A retreat in the snow. Hope you aren't getting too much of the real snow though.