Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Illuminations....



Light Bulb moment...
How about a watercolors and salt background....?














Choose a pretty stencil/mask....
(This one's by Prima and comes in a set of 5)

"Frost" with Light Molding Paste...
I used Golden..
I have a sweet little sampler kit of gels, etc that I got at "Michaels" (clip your coupons ladies!)







Get Lost in your stash of newly "acquired" Italian ephemera....add paints, inks.... always music....
Locate that lonely photo you have of an Orvieto street Lamp with beautifully scrolled metal work...vigilantly illuminating the textured architecture....cobblestone street...and strolling wanderers traveling with their shadows....
Print on transparency - flip image - add stamped text (STAZ-ON ink) and sew to train ticket...then to background paper using that gorgeous colored thread you just bought in the USA ...and don't sweat over the "wonkiness"(think "charm") of your stitches...

Sneeze, cough, blow your nose and wonder why the amount of vitamins you choke down daily that you shop for at "The Beautiful People" market (Whole Foods) and pay a ridiculous amount of money for have allowed this cold to flourish in your body...when your travel companion pal - who does not partake of such nonsense - is perfectly fine....

Focus...get back on track please and consult your trusty old book scarfed years ago from an Ohio barn for words that express your "illuminations" (1.  to supply with light.  2.  to enlighten.  3.  to clarify)  in Orvieto....
Do NOT get caught up in the "trusty old book" story while searching for words...about your experience in Orvieto...
Wistfully stare into space reminiscing about your adventure...the village, the culture, the ambiance, the food, the wine, the CHEESE - consider a travel journal page on cheese...realize you haven't eaten...

Feel Blessed...Illuminated...Inspired...

Turn off the computer and Go Live (vivere), Appreciate (apprezzare) and search for pecorino!




24 comments:

  1. Great piece, thanks for sharing your process. Looks like fun!

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  2. Bella Theresa...I love your narrative, leading us through your process, as much as I love your delectable journal pages! Your lamp post image will stay with me all day today...gorgeous. Did you have any luck finding pecorino???
    xoxo Kristi

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  3. Ahh-smiles on my face--beautiful!
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  4. hey thanks for the step by step! Lovely !!

    buona giornata!

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  5. Awesome collages and hope you feel better soon! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF

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  6. Wonderful Collages, love the warm colors! Happy PPF!

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  7. Love the streetlamp. Really nice. Re: your health - you didn't drink enough wine.

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  8. Bellissimo! Love the rich, warm colors. Years ago my dh and I went to Italy. We bought a pecorino on which we lunched for a week. We had to keep replenishing the bread and the wine, but this saved us a lot of money, not to have to buy lunch.

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  9. What a lovely reminder of your trip, and I'm sure you relived every minute while you worked on this page.

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  10. Love your collages and that streetlamp, just awesome. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This collage is amazing and had a laugh at the vitamin thing... I hate that!!! Great post as always. I love visiting!

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  12. Lovely page! LOL - vitamins vs none!

    Did you find the cheese?

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  13. Loved seeing how this developed. Just beautiful.

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  14. Great page, thank you for the step by step it is really nice to know how a piece was developed.

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  15. Oh yummy... so delightful! LOVE IT :]

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  16. Fantastic page (and I love following your train of thought as you created it)!

    xo
    Kristin

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  17. Fantastic page, I love all the different elements and seeing it come together...

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  18. It's wonderful! Thank you for sharing the process too. Happy PPF!

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  19. Such beautiful rich texture. I loved reading about how you created it too! :)

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  20. Oh what an excellent post! Your images and artwork are spectacular and I just loved the visual you gave us with your words!!!!I was right there beside you! AWESOME work! Deb

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  21. Love this. You tell a super story and add just the right number of photos for emphasis!

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