14 March 2010

Here Goes It.....(GULP!)

I've finished my papers. The best I can say is: I had fun, I lost myself for awhile and I completed the task. I may have missed steps, not be entirely happy with the end result or might have torn some edges but then again....that is everyday life.

The top two papers are inspired by my childhood bedrooms. Growing up my wall colors were turquoise, purple and lime green. In High School my room changed to pink and green. (Yes I am an 80's girl.) Kind of strange that my mother would pick vibrant colors for my bedrooms when she is such a earth tone color person. (Thank goodness she is branching out into color now even if it does mean lime green toenails and Birkenstock!)

The middle two papers are just my typical color tendencies. Nothing too inspiring. (Maybe I need some lime green toenails.)

The bottom two papers as well as the background papers were inspired by nature. (Ironic since I am not an outdoorsy girl.) The background is liken to the sunset I saw while driving home from work one night last week. The green makes me think of a Hobbit hole but really is suppose to be Spring, which will hopefully truly be here for good soon. The black is NOT like the tornadoes of the Midwest that Spring brings. To me it is the Ocean at night in the darkest hour: constant, moving, subtle and just waiting to be brilliant in the sunlight.

I've really enjoyed this and learned a lot. I definitely look forward to learning more - I have a lot to learn about color, technique and subjectivity. Hopefully each week gets easier when it comes to publicly posting too!

12 comments:

  1. awesome job girl. i've just finished my background pages.. i still have to post 'em. just when i get myself lost in the process, the husband and kiddos come home which halts everything... argh...

    great job. keep it up.

    Francesca

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  2. I love your papers. They are gorgeous. I love your explanations of what each one stands for. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. great papers! i love the colors, and i love that they are significant to you. wonderful idea. i haven't even started mine yet... waiting for supplies from pearl paint!

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  4. the papers look great - i love how you described your inspiration for each, very cool!

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  5. These are stunning! They are so beautiful and elegant, Kristin xo

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  6. Very pretty background papers! This is fun, isnt it.

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  7. i agree with trudy in that i like that you gave your papers a lot of thought, gaining inspiration from memories & using themes. (ha ha....that is something i DID NOT do & paid the price)...your work is lovely. through reading your comments i find some relief in seeing i am not the only one who judges their work so harshly, though you really have no reason to. thanks for your candor & good job!!!

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  8. ps: LOVE the story of 'why not both?'
    i am in the midst of trying to recapture that childish sense of deserving everything the world has to offer. great attitude!

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  9. I love them. So, now what are you going to do with them? They would make awesome pieces of fabric. Keep creating.

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  10. L.O.V.E. your papers & the inspiration behind them. &, in defense of Auntie D., she makes bright lime green & Birkenstocks cool!

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  11. I love your papers and I sure love the stories behind them....You did awesome!!!!

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