Friday, August 29, 2008

TGIF Challenge - Women


I was just visiting a good friend I hadn't seen for a long time last night. While we were sitting with soft music playing in the background, candles lit and cups of "Sleepy Time" tea in our hands, we were talking about the women in our lives who aspire to leave a positive mark on the world and how difficult this journey can be for them. That discussion inspired this encaustic collage card. The spell was broken when her children arrived home and flipped on the light declaring, "Why is it so dark in here?" This is my submission for the TGIF challenge this week with the theme of "Women".

35 comments:

Rosie said...

Wouldn't you know that a wonderful moment like that would be interrupted by a bunch of kids!! Beautiful work - I've never tried encaustic but its very effective.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow Heather this is absolutely beautiful. Stunning background. Love them.

Thanks Heather for this awesome entry to TGiF.

Rein said...

What a beautiful piece!

Alberta and Ava said...

These soft, rich colors enhance the lovely expression on her face so beautifully. Your evening sounds lovely too!

Happy Daze said...

This is so lovely, everything about it, the colours, the images,the whole feel is delightful

rose said...

oh holy moly This is STUNNING and she can come over and stay with me anytime lol!! Just l love the colors & design,Heather if you get a minute pop over to my blog there is something for you!!

Anke said...

Beautiful work, wonderful colours.

WendyK said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colours

Barbara said...

She is so beautiful, I have be meaning to tell you that I love your header so much.

bockel24 said...

Wow, Heather, I love all the colours in this card - great work!

Pascalebrad said...

Hi Heather what lovely colours. I am a big fan of colour. I love your collage too. I love the characteristics wheel.
Pascalex

Lynn said...

Love your blog and your artwork, was just surfing blogs and found you. This piece is so beautiful to me, just love everything about it :)
I have just found out about all these challenge websites, as I am quite new to mixed media , I am thrilled and hope to try some.

Sarah said...

Oh how children can change the mood with, in your instance, a flip of the switch! Your use of color in this is outstanding!

kreativgeschwafel said...

heather, that's really a fantastic card!

Femmy said...

beautiful, so colourful!!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Heather this is really a amazing woman card. The details are very very nice and I love the colours.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, great colours!!

Faye said...

Your encaustic work is fabulous, Heather. The colors are just beautiful.

Char said...

Stunning piece . Love those colors and the butterly on her head.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful image, and the vibrant tones are so excellent...love your presentation for the women theme, Heather.

Jann said...

This is a beautiful, beautiful collage, Heather! Loved your post, by the way! Hugs, Jann

Shaz said...

beautiful card heather, fab colours...and a lovley story too

PatchworkGirl said...

Wow this card is so beautiful vibrant and colourful! I love it. I love the butterfly too.

Carrie said...

This is just so beautiful!!!!!!!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend!!
hugs, chris

Sherry said...

What a beautiful woman in this piece...and the elements surrounding her are ideal. I can visualize you and your friend talking, in the dark with your tea -- and I can just imagine children flipping on the lights and "not getting it" how we can sit that way to talk!!! Some of the best conversations are had that way, in candle light -- which I think helps the thoughts flow. And what a dynamic conversation to have!

Karten-Stempel-Chaos by Inge said...

Beautiful work

Audrey said...

Gorgeous! Love all the colors!

Willy said...

Fabulous card!

Tanya said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours and the images! Bravo!!
Hugs, Tanya
xx

dutchstamptramp said...

Fabulous Heather! I love the colours!

Dawn said...

What a scene you set there Heather..
Gorgeous colours and she is a stunning woman for sure. It all just merges so perfectly.

claudilue said...

Beautiful card, love the colour

She said...

Stunning. xx

cleo said...

what a wounderful piece of artwork