Monday, April 11, 2011

An Unexpected Surprise


I belong to a wonderful yahoogroup with a small group of artists. Each year, we select forms and themes of art we'd like to exchange with one another. For the past 12 months, we've passed around skinny pages. I find even a change in shape of page can be inspiring and this long thin form is no exception. I've been in an artful funk for about a month now so was overdue with my March pages. The wonderful theme was "From Grandma's Attic". I don't know why it took me a while to get my head around the subject but it did. I procrastinated and half-heartedly gathered bits and pieces. Yesterday, my muse finally stretched and awakened after a long nap. I remembered that I had purchased a packet of old letters on Etsy a while ago. When I had received them, I hadn't really paid much attention to the contents. I dug them out and discovered a bunch of love notes sent by a young woman to the man she adored. Included in one envelope was a series of tiny photos and a lock of her hair! I was thrilled to say the least and used one of the letters and an envelope for these two pages.

10 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I really like your pages-very pretty and illustrate the theme wonderfully!

Karen Owen said...

These pages are so lovely, Heather! All the images, teacups and ephemera are perfect for my theme.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

skinny anything is good for me! lol

I love these creative pages..thanks so much for sharing!

ciao bella

Creative CArmelinA

you've put me in the mood to journal!
thanks!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your pages are beautiful, great theme and love the skinny format :)

Toni said...

Hi Heather and so glad to see you back !!!! I totally know what you mean. After the 1st of the year I couldn't get my artsy juices flowing for nothing. Just love your pieces. amd I agree. sometimes as simple as a change in the size of template moves you !!!! Beautiful work as usual, and so glad to see you back on line.

Terri said...

I love these pages! I have been thinking about doing some art with tea cups, but haven't' begun. Your post really inspires me. I love what you have done with the letter and envy. Everything about these pages is fab, and I am sure the recipient will be delighted!
Hugs,
Terri

Heavens2Betsy said...

I think your pages are exquisite Heather. I too have been in a funk for some weeks/months. Its horrid to be there isn't it? I sympathise. But your return to your art was well worth a wait. They are just lovely. Penny

Melissa said...

Dear Heather, these are fab! I am so glad your muse is awake and ready to assist you in your artistic endeavors!
I am also happy to see you posting again, I have missed your terrific art pieces,
Smiles-
Melissa

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Heather your Grandmother's attic spread is wonderful! I love the way you have the couple sitting on the tea cup with the letter behind it. Very creative and it caught my eye. So glad you are jumping in to creating again!!

Gerri Herbst said...

beautiful pages. I adore the teacups!