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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue- Purple

Hello all, here's my submission for the weekly challenge at Inspiration Avenue.  I chose to create a new altered book focused on the beauty of morning glory.  The inside is an original acrylic painting and the actual book was first covered with recycled book pages and then covered with violet tissue papers.  The back contains an interlocking envelope with morning glory seeds to complete the "package".
I love morning glories, they remind me of moonflowers in the way they are so translucent and colorful at the same time.  I just listed this in my Etsy Shop.  Click HERE for more information.
Hope everyone's having a fabulous weekend!

13 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh Stephanie, this is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous!

WrightStuff said...

Gosh this is gorgeous. Unfortunately Morning Glory reminds me of bindweed - the scourge of my garden that I battle with every year pulling up miles of the troublesome roots! I think I'll just stick to admiring your painting!

faerwillow said...

~i adore yor background...love the shade of purple you chose...we just bought moonflower seeds to plant...i have always been fond of them...lovely pieces you have made...brightest blessings~

Tara Dillard said...

A Jane Austin world within your art today!.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Felicia Kramer said...

Very lovely! Good job!

Mila said...

When I see your artwork, I feel all "force of nature", living and vibrant!
Have a wonderful day,
Mila :)

artangel said...

This is amazing Stephanie - beautiful and a bit different too - the seeds are a lovely touch!

luthien said...

what a lovely way to create an altered book ... with your own artwork!! this piece is gorgeous!! and the seeds pack ... you are a genius my fren!

Healing Woman said...

stephanie,

I just became a "follower" Thought I already was? Anyway, I love the morning glory book, envelope and the attached seeds. Great idea for a perfect combination. I'm going to check out inspiration avenue..not that I have time to participate, just curious.

Lynn said...

That's funny, I also thought I was a follower but when I checked I wasn't, yet now I am :)

I think this piece of art is absolutely gorgeous, you always inspire me :) Thank you for that.
I love the deep rich colors, and have always had a thing for morning glories, putting seeds in a little pocket like that is the perfect finishing touch.
Lynn

Halo Hill said...

Very pretty Stephanie!
Hugs,
Sheila

Charlie said...

Oh pretty! Such a vibrant rich purple. This is a wonderful submission for the challenge.
I like morning glories too. I hope mine comes back this year. We have not had this bad of winter in a long time, not sure what is actually dead. I think it is a perennial so it should come back. Keeping my fingers crossed.

ChatElaine said...

So so beautiful. It seems like you really are looking into the flower trumpet. ♥ Elaine