Monday, January 18, 2010

Illustration Friday - Wilderness

Paper Collage
9 x 12 inches
(click image to enlarge)

To the dull mind nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

In the spirit of the theme and being "green", this weeks submission is made entirely out of discarded wallpaper samples with just a speck of mulberry paper and pen for the white parts if the eagle.  I also lightly tweeked the scan in Picasa to bump up the saturation and add a bit of evening glow to the sky.  I had considered cheating and using an ATC card that I had made about a week ago before I knew this week's theme, but I am trying to be good and produce something new and specific for the topic each week.  I am posting the card below just because.... I liked it, and it also fits. 

I hope you all enjoy the MLK holiday!  It gives me a little extra time for art making, so I love it!

Snow Spirit
ATC 2.5 x 3.5 inches
mixed media


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  3. Sally, I love your idea of recycling for your work - it came out beautifully, the glow in the sky adds a lot too. Also love the snow leopard!

  4. Fantastic work, excellent interpretation of the theme of the week!
    Would be happy to invite you to visit my site

    If you have time you can also see my idea on the theme of the week

    Thank you and greetings

    Rui Sousa

  5. wow - I really like your paper collage - so well captured

  6. Two lovely pieces here! My favourite is the collage - the layers and colours work so well! Thanks for your visit to my blog!

  7. The collage is simple, yet there is a lot to look at. Nice wallpaper samples! I also enjoyed being creative on the long weekend.

  8. I love the collage, it's absolutely inspired. Great job!

  9. Wow - love both of these - especially the collage Sally, where you've really captured wilderness. The light in the sky is wonderful.


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