Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hearts to Hands: a spread in my Hands AB

Yes, this really is an art blog, but lately my art has taken a back seat to more personal life issues. Included was yesterday, when I was out and about all day, but refused to take my camera, because I was bored with my life, as I think most of you are, too. So I came home and made a simple spread in my Hands AB just to see if I remembered how to make art.

I began with a background made from a recycled map, a few postage stamps, a magazine image and three hands I cut from cardstock. I threw in a couple of quotes and some heart embellishments and called it done. It doesn't have a lot of elements, but it felt really good to get back to making a bit of art.

I found today's blog by searching for a collage blog. And boy did I find one. The blog, Couleurs et Mixed Media is written completely in French, but there is a translation icon on her sidebar that will help a bit. The blog owner is Francoise Melzani. She is a design team member of several companies. If I read the translations correctly, she also designs many of the papers she uses in her art. Some of you may have been to her blog before, but I had not. I really enjoy her colorful and free style of art. Hope you do, too.

5 thoughtful remarks:

Terri Kahrs said...

After your busy week, I'm so happy you had a chance to play!!! Have a relaxing weekend - you deserve it!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Katsui Jewelry said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorials! I am on the Inspiration Avenue Blog Party and actually read every one!


P.S. My daughter and I are relatively new bloggers...come by if you would like. It really is not all about jewelry! We like too many arts and crafts!

Healing Woman said...

The hands you chose make a great collage. I love the use of stamps and maps as well.

Thanks for the tip on the French blog. I checked it out and you are right on targic once again. Great collages to be found there!


Marlynn said...

Elizabeth, I am impressed you can create after your last few busy weeks! I love your layout and it is fun to revisit your "hands" AB!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Glad you managed to produce some fab art Elizabeth. Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)
Anne xx