5/3/09

Robin's Egg Blue

April was my month to work in Barbara's book.  She asked us to use the theme 'self-portrait'.   I like how this theme challanged me, even frustrated me a bit.  It made me think about how to portray who I am in my art.   The result is a piece I am proud of.  
As in any good piece of art, there is more here than meets the eye: layers, contrasts, symbolism--everything is placed for a purpose.
Most of the time my art just happens.  I'm good with that.  I enjoy it.  But this theme really struck a chord with me.  It was good for me.  While it probably wasn't her original intention, I'm grateful for the challange Barbara's theme presented me.  The process helped me grow.

The biggest step: not using a speck pink!!

5 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE THIS!!! I can't wait to get my book to see it in person!! I am beyond thrilled!!! (...and I think you got it posted before the other Lisa's brats were off the grill.....LOL) XOXO

studiorose said...

LOL! I am wiping ketchup off my lips as I type this - you did beat me to posting! LOVE this, Lisa; despite that there is not an iota of pink. (Which under normal circumstances is not acceptable!) Robin's egg blue is so beautiful and you did a great job. Wish I could see this one in person. :)

Tammy said...

Your page turned out awesome! The blue is so pretty, how hard to not put in pink, as you well know from my interpretation of the topic. =) You did a stunning job!

Linda Jacobs said...

Can't wait until this arrives! I can see the layers and detail somewhat in the enlarged pic but to run my fingers over it will be so much better! It's like fancy and simple at the same time! I like how the chair is kind of spotlighted.

Nigel's Mom said...

This is so lovely! I have been studying it and love the symbolism of the Robin's egg blue for our RR. I have been counting the pyramid shapes and know they are symbolism for something. I will keep studying it. Love it!!

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