Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Art is the Answer

 I'm still working on my final journal for my Letter Love 101 class.  Joanne wanted us to do a page with this particular quote, and I decided that since it summed up the class so well I'd put it on the back cover.
Because I love using recycled book pages to achieve that extra layer of text and texture, I wrote the quote on a piece of such paper which I had first painted using watercolours.

I'm especially excited about the flower petals on this piece. Months ago I had used round stickers (cut from a sheet of address labels, using a circle punch ) as masks on fabric when I was doing some surface design.  I loved the random colour that ended up on the paper circles so I stuck them to a piece of freezer paper to keep them for "some future project".  We'll, that day had come! I added a bit of sketching with a Pitt pen to draw in the leaves and stems.
This wonderful quote came from Pippa, one of my Letter Love classmates (and a new follower of my blog).  Thanks Pippa.  I love it.

Take a look at the second line of text on this page.    I had made a mistake so I covered it with another piece of that painted, recycled book and rewrote the words.  When an eraser won't work, figure something else out. There's always a way to 'fix' a problem!  And, because I can't let anything go, the grid lines on this page are the tiny bits of torn off paper left because I had wanted torn edges on the page in yesterday's post.

Thanks for your visit today.

8 comments:

  1. I really like the flowers and colors you used in the top photos. I've been enjoying watching your Letter Love works of art.

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    1. Thanks so much Terri. It's been a really fun course!

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  2. another amazing piece of work Linda.....love it. Hey, are you going to be taking Joanne's alphabet class? hope to see ya there!

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    1. Absolutely! I signed up at 12:01 (immediately after she posted it LOL). Thanks for the compliment on my work and I'll 'see' you in the next class. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Super composition with the background print page, really cool flower petals, etc; it really is a fabulous back cover! Great quotes too!

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    1. Thanks Gina! Have you entered the give-away I'm hosting?

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  4. hey Linda.....just wanted to let you know I have finally started a blog of my own.....it's in the infant stages but it's a start. Nothing as wonderful as yours (yet...lol but i will be working on it!
    rappy-art.blogspot.com
    hope it works...lol. let me know.
    still trying to get my lessons done! I KNOW....i KNOW...i'm getting there! hope all is well!

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    1. That's great! I'll check it out once I'm home in a few days. Too hard to see things well on my iPhone. Old eyes. LOL

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