"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Emerson

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Artsy stuff....

Creative people inspire me...I used to do a lot of creative activities prior to schooling, kiddos, jobs, etc., and recently I decided to start trying to get more creative in life! I have this absolutely fabulously creative and artistic friend, Jessica. She just started her own business with her family selling these amazing stamps online. They have a "challenge blog" where you are given an artistic "challenge" to create a piece of art based on each week's theme. This week was Under the Sea and I decided to partake! It was so much fun getting back into being creative...even though after looking at other entries I became quite intimidated.

Anyway, here is my frame inspired by "Under the Sea." I used stamps from my friend's collection. You should check out her site and collection of stamps: http://www.layersofcolor.com/store/

I added a wonderful quote to my frame (it is supposed to have a mirror inside of it but if I took a picture of it, you'd see a bright flash!). I hope you will all ponder this:

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." Oliver Wendell Holmes

Enjoy my "art".
If any of you are inspired, try a challenge! http://www.layersofcolor.com/challenge/


Jessica said...

You are so fabulous, and you know its you who inspires me. This is wonderful I love the mirror idea and will be using it soon. Thank you so much for joining our challenge it means the world to me.



Laura said...

Jessica's creativity inspires me too! You did a great job on your frame! Kudos for being brave enough to try a challenge when you felt intimidated. You ended up with a fabulous creation to be proud of, Catherine! Please join us again!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are fabulous.
Great idea. Gorgeous.