Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Three Muses Challenge - Incredible Journey


The Three Muses Challenge theme this week is "Incredible Journey". It immediately gave me pause and I thought first about physical journeys but my mind kept returning to my artful journey. Never in a million years would I have ever thought that I would be someday keeping an art-related blog and actually calling myself an artist. I was pitiful in the subject in elementary and high school but can honestly say that I felt somewhat of a creative void in my life. I had no idea what I imagined would fill it but it was definitely there. Then I started dabbling in rubber stamping and a whole new world opened up for me. The Internet and blogging has shown me the scope of this new world and that the possibilities are endless. Every day I feel blessed that art and those who create it are such an integral part of my life and my own "incredible journey".

24 comments:

Eila A said...

Heather, your collage is very beautiful, and I can see it has a strong personal meaning for you. I can very much identify with what you wrote about finding one's own creativity - isn't it wonderful to be on this incredible journey of artmaking!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is beautiful. One of my favorite images and your background is perfect with it! WOW!

Diane said...

This is gorgeous, Heather. I love the background & the image just blends perfectly!

Ozstuff said...

What a beautiful illustration of your own incredible journey. I love the exquisite little details which pull together for a gorgeous background and the choice of image is perfect. Standing ovation from me!

Terri Kahrs said...

This meaningful piece is was created with a lot of thought and sentiment. You're right, as artists we embark on incredible journeys every time we do something creative! Awesome entry! Hugs, Terri

LW said...

What a wonderful and perfect idea.
Congratulation on a journey well done.

Louise

Alberta said...

Oh, but an artist you are Heather, as this lovely mixed media collage clearly shows. I'm so glad to have shared your creative journey and the view along the way!

Lori Saul said...

Art is an amazing journey- you discover so many things about yourself- beautiful expressive collage Heather!

indybev said...

Thanks for sharing your personal journey with us, Heather. Your collage is beautifully done, and I'm sure many of us identify with your story, and consider ourselves lucky to have found the wonderful community of blog artists who are so supportive and inspiring!

Taluula said...

Heather I love how you have illustrated your own incredible journey and I think that many identify and share your journey, I know I do.

Your collage is beautiful Heather and the quote is spot on. Bravo and loud applause from my corner.

lorhen82 said...

I love the meaning behind this, Heather. You have such a talent for pulling different elements together and making them look beautiful. I can relate to how you felt...I still am hesitant to refer to myself as an artist. ~Lori

Diane said...

Love the quote and the piece and your story rings so true for many of us. Thanks for making this!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, great background

Lynn Stevens said...

I think we are both on the same incredible journey, Is their anything more exciting to have finised a piece and thought to yourself. I did that! Enjoy your journey. Beautifully done!

Linda Elbourne said...

Just had a good nosey round your blog Heather - it is a while since I have been ... some really beautiful art as always X

Martina2801 said...

Wow what a fantastic card.
Unbelievable background.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Heather! What a beautiful, real, personal, and wonderful post. I am right there with ya - you speak for a lot of us! Who woulda though? And the art piece - gorgeous and thoughtful, you can tell it comes from the heart! Well done!

I blogged about you today, finally. so long overdue. I still love my gift you sent more than I can tell you. It's so lovely! Thank you again!
marsha

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I can spell. I meant to write Who woulda thought?.

Laura Haviland said...

You are a beautiful artist, Heather.
This is a stunning collage.
You also have such a way of writing on your blog. I love it.
Hugs, Laura.

WildGoose said...

Quite pretty textured background you've created; your colours are so harmonious! I haven't had an Art blog nearly as long as you; but I sure can agree how much having it as an anchor sure opens your view of things!

LiveArt said...

Beautiful collage and I loved to read your story!!

Linda

Buffy said...

Adorable piece and you're right "ART" is an incredible journey!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is a great collage, Heather! And I liked your write up.

Lynifyni said...

What a beautiful collage, Heather! Absolutely flawless! LynnF