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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue- "I"

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it!  For the challenge at Inspiration Avenue this week, the theme was "I" or what makes you, YOU- what defines your artistic style and really says that YOU created this piece....
For me, my Joie de Vivre altered books really represent me.  The style I use creating them is a lot looser and freer than I can let myself be when doing my detailed flower paintings.  Don't get me wrong, I love doing both, but I feel that my altered books reveal a bit more of my personality.
So I finished a new Joie book with tags and new for me a removable bookmark. 

Have a great day, I'm off to arrange flowers.....
Cheers!
Stephanie

9 comments:

Yvonne said...

Happy Easter Stephanie! This book is GORGEOUS! Well Done!

luthien said...

what a lovely altered book stephanie! the colors, the captions, the layering and the textures ... beautiful and elegant!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really lovely.
Gorheous book.

Happy Easter.

Plumrose Lane said...

This is fabulous Stephanie! This challenge sure seemed fun!
♥Sharon

Catherine said...

I love your book!! So much detail and things to look at!

artangel said...

What a beautiful book! I love how you express yourself in all your work Stephanie! x

priti.lisa said...

I love all things Stephanie!
This book is you...turn the page
find another layer...
Really fantastic :D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As much as I love your floral paintings, I also love the posts that showcase your altered books. It's good that you recognize the looser, freer side of your art. I truly believe that by freeing yourself of "rules" in your ABs, you look at your structured paintings in a new and freer way. By studying and making your structured paintings, you loosen up when making your ABs. I think the two compliment each other, and your art benefits from both. I really love this post because it says a lot about you!

I hope your Easter was wonderful.

Janee said...

Stephanie, that is the most lovely book ever! Wow, I can certainly see what you mean about it feeling more like it fits your personality, simply for how much is shows that you loved creating it. :)
Thank you for sharing.
~Janee