Monday, January 19, 2009

My latest project

Hi all,
I wanted to give you all a little sneak peek of my latest art project.

My heart has really been longing to get back to my love of painting lately and last month during my blog tea party I was soooo in love with this tea cup photograph from the etsy shop, and I just couldn't get it out of my mind!
And one day it just came to me that I should design a painting around the photo, and this is what I have so far.
I haven't decide whether to add fabric to the piece or not, but I have added a piece of vintage paper below the stack of tea cups.
Of course, I am only in the beginning stages of my work but
the wonderful thing about starting this art piece is that when I picked up my paintbrush and started squeezing paint out on my palette from the paint tubes, such a wonderful feeling of joy flushed through my heart and soul.
You see, I am really a painter, and as much as I love my crafting, my heart really belongs to the medium of paint.
There's just something so amazing in that feeling of holding a paintbrush in my hand and applying the paint to the canvas, that is so part of my being.
I have let that go lately and I have really been missing it, but no longer!
Of course, I will not leave my collaging and crafting behind but I will definitely not be putting my painting creations on the back burner any longer.

Now, if any of you have any ideas on how I could create more hours to the day please let me

talk to you soon,


Lucy said...

good for you deb--plunge away into the territory calling your name! there's no reason you still can't incorporate collage with your paintings. you'll get a whole new look and added texture to your pieces.

I wanna know how to add more hours in the day, too!!


I love your tea cups !! Great piece.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love it! You have to follow your heart, my dear! There is so much wonderful art out there that meshes more than one medium and I'm sure you will find some way that is all your own to incorporate both your wonderful collage work and your love of painting. Can't wait to see it!
Smiles, Karen

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Follow your passion friend! Can't wait to see your completed project!

Rose said...

Definitely go with the heart! Seems like this is the year for a lot of us to return to our passions in arts and in crafts.

ArtSnark said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see where this path leads you :)

Tiedupmemories said...

Looks fantastic Deborah! Love it!Keep on painting!!!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Inspiration is a wonderful thing! Drop by my blog today for a visit, won't you? Kathy

Denise said...

As soon as you find the answer to your question, let me know please ;)

Good for you to get back to doing what is your passion. I feel the same way about collage and mixed media. I have to get back into the studio more!

BTW your painting is coming along great! Post when you finish!

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...


Congrats on delving back into painting again! Your painting is looking gorgeous and as you said, it's not even finished yet!

My advice to you would be to incorporate painting into many of your collages and other crafts to allow you to follow your true joy.

As for adding more hours to the day, I'll let you know as soon as I figure it out myself.