Sunday, April 8, 2012

telling tales

Here's something I've been dragging my feet about for the last month:  Seth Apter's open call for the Pulse of Mixed Media.  

(Go over to his blog and read about it because he'll explain it better than I will.  It's all part of the celebration around the release of his wonderful book, and it's not juried and open to everyone. So you should all submit something.  Really.)

I knew the minute I read the post that I wanted to play along, but then I got all freaky anxious and totally overthought it for weeks, and I knew if I kept procrastinating I'd miss the deadline and really regret it, and I'd give myself a little pep talk, but then I still wouldn't work on it.

SO,
in honor of the end of the Daisy Yellow Creativity Queue Challenge, I told my brain to shut up and I created this 5"x5" piece.

I answered the question "If your artwork could talk, what would it say?"
(look mom, I put the question mark inside the quotation marks)


It goes out in tomorrow's mail.
Thanks again, Tammy.

20 comments:

  1. Love love it, great words and color

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  2. This feat alone should make you proud :)

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  3. Love it. It's been great (as always) to share in your creative energy.

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  4. Love it. It's been great (as always) to share in your creative energy.

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  5. Karen - what an excellent piece. I read that invite as well but felt way too intimidated to participate. I did win an autographed copy of Seth's book and read it this weekend. It's very inspirational. I really like your composition, texture, and colors in this piece - beautifully done!

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  6. I love it! Good for you for submitting something for this project.

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  7. I REALLY like this--so beautiful!!! I read the post...maybe I'll give it a try if I can get over my own case of the freaky anxious overthinking thing you described :)

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  8. I love that bubble wrap texture up there on the top. I wish that I could touch it.

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  9. It is SO good to shut off the brain sometimes. Good for you for getting it done!

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  10. Stunning piece. I cannot wait to see it in person. Thanks for submitting to the project!

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  11. I think the same thing every day when I read your blog - what will she do next! Good luck with Seth's open call, your piece is great! I wanted to stop by and thank you - I got your iHanna swap postcard on Saturday - it's awesome - thanks so much!

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  12. How DOES she do it??? I tried making my own stamp, hmmm, fun but it is going to take some practice...

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  13. This is a great piece, great texture and color! I thought about doing one too but have also been procrastinating.... I think we did have the same childhood... But I didn't have the rainbow suspenders. did you wear love's baby soft perfume too? Or maybe sweet honesty?

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  14. I got the chance to meet Seth this past week...he's one cool guy! Love the color and texture on this piece!

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  15. So glad you joined in and sent your art! I love the textures and how it all interacts together!

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  16. Hey Karen I just read that you were the winner over at Oh Write Me with that hilarious berd drawing! Congrats!!!

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  17. Oooh! OOOHOOOOOOO!

    Love this.

    My canvas is ready,b ut I haven't sent it! What am I doing?


    I'm going to go give myself a good talking too.

    C

    p.s. Aren't you glad our little things will be with Seth at the same time? It's almost like being friends and stuff!

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