Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue: "Broken Pieces"

This week the theme at Inspiration Avenue was "Broken Pieces" and what immediately came to my mind was the collaged art journals I've been making. 
I've always loved making collages and when I had the idea to use prints from my paintings to make altered books, it was a natural transition to the journals I find myself hooked on creating!  There's just something so satisfying about tearing and cutting and gluing pieces of paper and scraps of ribbon to make something new! 
I love quotes, and any chance I can use them in my work makes me happy!  And of course any opportunity to use my scraps of ribbon is a good thing- I have everyone I know saving them for me plus tissue and wrapping papers! 

Be sure to stop by Inspiration Avenue this Sunday to see what everyone else has submitted for this challenge.  Or, even better, take a little time to make something to submit for yourself!  Each week you enter, gives you a chance to win our monthly giveaway!
This month's giveaway is offered by Robin:
 I'm writing this from my husbands computer while everyone is sleeping....yes, my computer is officially dead- so I'll have to take stolen moments here and there to blog and even more importantly, READ my favorite blogs!
For now, cheers and hugs-


Healing Woman said...

Your journal pages are beautiful and enlightening Stephanie. I know how anguishing it is to be without a computer of your own. Hope yours gets fixed soon...I had to hire a weekly computer expert to help me when I get into jams! LOL

luthien said...

the theme of this week is really accentuated with your wonderful and meaningful creations my fren! and you are right, it's really satisfying to create from the broken or the unwanted :)

Tammy said...

Such pretty journals, Steph. The ribbons and your paintings along with the quotes are a perfect fit. You are the most amazing painter! Your work always makes me smile.

WrightStuff said...

Ha! I keep every scrap of ribbon and tissue too!! I was just saying on IM girl's blog that recycling products should just be given to artists to make wonderful things from! You have made some wonderful creations here.

Shelinwa said...

very cool snap!!! is one of my words when I love something!!!!
Love how you use thinkgs others would toss. very cool Shel

Carola Bartz said...

Your pages are lovely. I do love collage, and what you show here is really beautiful.

Felicia Kramer said...

Beautiful work as always, girl! Like the quote too!

Magpie said...

These pages are wonderful Stephanie! I love the way each one has a completely different color scheme. I love quotes too!

IM GIRL said...

A girl after my heart!! I love collage,journals and altered books and YOUR submission is quite beautiful! oh, so sorry for your computer trouble..I swear they have a mind all their own!
and here you have been so sweet to redo your comments on my OHOW post since I can't figure out what day it is...Hugs!

priti.lisa said...

Journals graced with your artwork is a perfect marriage! I love the different colors and the know me and words. You have a balance and a harmony that proves you are an artist.
Computers. Sheesh. They are harder than than kids.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I didn't play last week, although I had every intention of doing so. Life just got in the way. But I am in love with these journals. And of course, they fit the theme perfectly.

BTW, I read your previous post and hope your computer woes are over soon.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This really is a work of art...and gorgeous! ♥