Monday, 12 September 2016

The Tide of Time

Sometimes the new prompts on my various projects hit a little too close to home and that was the case this week with the prompt on Colour Me Positive. It was: Change. The art challenge was to write something on your pages that you want to change. What I would want to change at the moment is time. I want to hold it back, stop it in it's tracks and even push it backwards. To make my beloved dog young again and healthy. I know it can't be done and I will have to accept that fact one day in the all too near future. Not yet, though! He is holding his own.
Thinking about that brought me to contemplate how life ebbs and flows and sometimes covers us with tidal waves. Hence the image of a beach and the sea, or is it the sky? Maybe both, using artistic licence.
Techniques used: collage in the shape of the woman (from a fashion magazine), the beach image on the right (from the travel supplement in the Sunday paper) and the flowers (from an old Flow calendar), stencilling, and rubber stamping.
Materials used: acrylic paint, including glitter paint (Martha Stewart), stencilling using the following stencils from Stencilgirl Products: the large stencil from the Sand and Sea Stencilgirl Club set June 2016, the medium stencil from the July 2016 club, S349 Nested Squares and S176 Osprey Wings. I used rubber stamps from the Kaffee Klatsch set designed by Nathalie Kalbach and a letter set for the text. I also used sparkly gel marker pens and water soluble oil pastels.
The written text at the bottom reads: "Change is never easy, you fight to hold on, and you fight to let go".  The other words written along the edges of the right hand page say: "At some point you have to realize that dogs can stay in your heart, but not in your life". I substituted "dogs" for "people".

1 comment:

peggy gatto said...

Very powerful in a quiet manner!


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