Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge - Blue

My task was to create a journal spread using the letter "M" and an adjective that described my "universe". I literally flipped through the dictionary looking for inspiration and landed squarely on the word "Mannerly". My Mom and Dad taught my Sister and I to always be polite, respectful and thoughtful of others but there are times when I've taken these values to new levels. I have been known to apologize to a person who has just stepped on MY foot! The theme on Arty Girlz this week is "Blue" and this is my entry.

21 comments:

Julie said...

Heather your creation is stunning as always

lol at you apologising if someone steps on your foot I am exactly the same xx

Dawn said...

Great and gorgeous, love the wee poem and it fits perfectly. great background and lovin' the spoons!!

Sherry said...

Manners...something we were raised with, something I've passed on to my children and yet, it's something we seem to be sorely lacking in society these days.

Gorgeous work -- the blues you've chosen are beautiful Heather and I love this little quote...makes me think of my own childhood, having tea with my great-aunts, sitting prim and proper at the table, speaking when spoken to -- and yet, while I complained that my legs were getting stuck to the plastic on their chairs (why did older people do that?!?!), I certainly learned an AWFUL lot while just listening!! hee!!

As for manners...oh my gosh..I apologize to inanimate objects when I walk into that -- how is that for obsessed?!?!

Sherry said...

I meant to also comment on your new look. This banner is beautiful and it's very evocative of "you" and the art that you create. I liked your other banner but when we desire change it's wonderful that it can reflect who we are at that moment in our lives. Peggi's art is delightful and she's done a fantastic job of capturing "you"!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heather what a stunning collage.
Brilliant design. Love them.

Silvia said...

Wow, Heather it's a wonderful collage... great blue composition, so many lovely details.

rose said...

oh just love this creations,super work and love the blue

Viola said...

Stunning work, Heather! Wonderful composition!

sharon said...

This is lovely - I love how you've created the background. You have a mention on my blog!
x

Gayle Page-Robak said...

It is great to know you are so 'mannerly', Heather! Enjoyed your reflections and your art which is beautiful!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Beautiful page Heather - and yes, I say sorry to all and sundry as well.

Lottie said...

Totally fabulous

Marilyn Rock said...

This is a beautiful piece - gorgeous. It really makes a statement. Love it!

Karen Mowrey said...

Heaher, this is so fun and a beautiful art piece. Love the blues, the spoon, the poem. Very well put together. I had to laugh at the apology for someone stepping on your foot...oh if only the world could be more like you!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Heather-=Wowser!!! This is one incredible piece! I love it!
hugs, chris

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a beautiful and fabulous collage, Heather! And your story of apologizing to someone who stepped on your foot brought back a memory of mine...when I thanked a policemanm, out of habit, who handed me a ticket. I was a bit absentmindedly being polite, but he thought I was being sarcastic and I narrowly escaped a second ticket!

Sanja said...

beautiful collage,Heather!!:0))

Kenning Stone said...

((lol))re: the your comments on my blog. ps loved your interpretation on this card

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful collage Heather!

PatchworkGirl said...

This is amazing! I love the background. Haha as if you appologise for someone elses clumsiness! Although I do say thankyou to thinks like cash machines, microwaves and printers :S haha! Loves it!

Linda said...

Fabulous Heather - a wonderful composition. I love your blog.
Linda