Monday, August 30, 2010

Lost then Found

It started off like any other.Excited about the creative day ahead of me..But upon entering my creative space I became overwhelmed with the abundance of chaos in my work space.My mind became cluttered and closed and I immediately withdrew hoping to find my muse within the soft spoken keys at my fingertips





Scanning my latest U-tube treasures,"Arttradermagazine"caught my eye. Using scraps from my table..Yes!!Brilliant!! I can create and clean up at the same time..How wonderful is that!! Check out her great tutorial!!




And so I began.Starting with a premade 6"x 6" canvas covered in Gesso.



I then glued all kinds of table scraps on to the canvas..



Once it dried I began to paint...and paint..and paint..I just couldn't seem to pick a color I was happy with..so I ended up with spray painting the base black..
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..and after careful consideration,I choose this beautiful acrylic metallic copper as the top layer..and when I painted it...something happened..something wonderful..my vision took a turn and the Michael Demeng inside me started to scream..His awesome use of unwanted treasures provoke every nerve ending in my being and so inspired by his work, I attempted to make my very own M.D inspired piece.
http://www.michaeldemeng.com/



Now I don't know about you,but for me..something happens when the breeze grazes my shoulder,or when my fingers slide underneath the soil,or when my face feels the cool and fresh water of the ocean..Something happens..unexplainable yet real.As it does when I reach for the perfect pieces to finish my canvas.Perhaps it is a whisper of gratitude,..a knowing of grace,..whatever it is.. it also happens when that perfect trinket touches my fingers...and there is nothing but clarity.



"Lost Then Found"

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As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

14 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Oh wow, what a great idea, and a fabulous creation

Rita A. said...

SO much Inspiration. Wow. The table scraps are amazing. Thank you for sharing the video and then what you did.

luthien said...

OMG!!! that .. is .. jaw-dropping gorgeous!! i LOVE everything about it! you have done MD proud my fren :)

Junibears said...

How wonderful to see the stages of your creation from beginning to end.
Absolutely fabulous work Kat. You are so very talented.
Love how you put all that background together.
Hugs
June xx

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Your brain... is just scary sometimes... how you come up with these magnificent little creations out of virtual scraps! The whole evolving process is awesome, isn't it? Your belly gets that little flutter...and a smile suddenly comes upon your face when you just know that it's going to gel, and end up as something just plain cool!!

Jan scrap said...

Well done, this is truly inspiring, the metallic effect is fabulous. And you reminded me of a craft item I lost/forgot ....now its in a new 'safe' place.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Perfect!!! Makes you want a pile of scraps sitting around - lol. I absolutely LOVE what you created from it all. You are an inspiration Kat! Take care, Connie

Riki Schumacher said...

Okay, wowowowowow! I love this. So very cool. Your "going with it" spirit allowed you to create a masterpiece! I wish inspiration came like that everyday! Okay, now I have to get off the couch and go out and do some custom orders, you inspired me to do that. Never know what might happen out there! Thanks for stopping by Cat. Love seeing this creation this morning. Maddie is sending a hug back. Hugs, Riki

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Pure lusciousness Cat!

Minxy said...

I don't know how you found my blog but i'm sure glad you left a comment which allowed me to find you, your blog is sensational Cat, filled with a multitude of delights for the eyes, your defiantly going on my blog roll x i need all the inspiration i can get right now and this is a great place to start x
hugs Minxy

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Really enjoyed your post! What an amazing piece you have created! I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to 1) Try it and 2) cover it over in black when you didn't like the color you had! OMGoodness! Very cool!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Beautiful work Cat!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything you create is so unique! You see the world through an artist's eyes! Beautiful! ♥

Flossiekat said...

Talk about getting your creative juices flowing!!! Maybe tomorrow, I'll clean house and do this; I will need a canvas the size of a football field to get this house in order!!!!! Great work!