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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Inspired by words

I loved the theme of this week's Inspiration Avenue challenge, which was "Inspired by Words" (in honour of April being National Poetry Month).
I didn't expect to have time to do a challenge piece this week, but serendipitously
(now there's a good word!) one of the canvases I was working on already pretty much fit the bill.
So, although it's not yet finished, I'm submitting what I've done so far. It's title is "Unwritten Poem", and it's inspired by my favourite words. 
 I'd love some feedback on this piece as it's very much a work in progress and I have a deadline (aargh!) so any comments/critiques would be much appreciated :)

21 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fab and very inspiring! maybe I should do more work.... I have just has a little look around your work, and I think I love it all

    Lee

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  2. Thanks for your blog visit!! I love what YOU did for the poetry inspired theme. VERY creative.

    PS: I am following you!

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  3. I think it is lovely and I like the little splashes of deeper blue that draw your eye.

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  4. I always love your repetition. Did you make the boxes, or are they match boxes? Either way, they were a true labor of love. I can see how labor intensive this piece is, and the subtle colors you have picked draw your eye around the piece. It is beautiful, and I can't even imagine how much farther you will take it.

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    1. Elizabeth thank you, and yes - they are painted and tea stained matchboxes!

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  5. I really like this piece. I like the idea of the little boxes hiding their individual little secrets or insights. I like the range of materials used in each one, giving texture. I like that some are upside down making a pattern. I like the subtle colors. Just a gorgeous piece.

    Thanks for the visit.

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    1. That's exactly what I had in mind Terrie, lots of little compartments each with it's own secret!

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  6. Hi Angie!
    Wow, this is such an intricate piece...and so peaceful. I like that you used the word whisper...that is one of my favorite words.
    How about using serene or serenity...or grace or graceful? Or thoughtful? Those are some of my other favorites :)
    Happy Sunday my friend♥♥♥

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    1. Ooh those are great words, I think I may use at least one of them. Thanks Lisa :)

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  7. I love this! Your neutral color palette is perfect for this piece, keeping it from being too busy or crafty. (not that there's anything wrong with "busy" or "crafty" art!!lol) a beautiful work!

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  8. Hi Angie! I want to congratulate you for being selected as the winner of Inspiration Avenue's "Inspired by Words" challenge! Your art work "Unwritten Poem" is beautiful, interesting and well deserving of the win! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Diane - I'm thrilled that you chose my piece :)

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  9. Congratulations on the win this week. For some reason, I thought you were an IA team member, so was thrilled to see you were selected as the red carpet winner with your awesome piece. I hope you will share it when you have finished it. I already LOVE IT!!

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    1. Your memory is good Elizabeth - I did used to be a team member at one time! Thank you for your compliment and I'm planning to post a photo of the final piece when it's done :)

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  10. I certainly love the colors, can't wait to see the finished piece. Smiles, have a great week.

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  11. i totally agreed with this winning!! it is just beautiful... delicately inspiring and truly poetic - in every sense of the word... just gorgeous :)

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  12. Thanks so much for all your kind comments :)

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  13. artangel, this is a lovely piece.
    I particularly like your play on dimensions (hi & lo).
    I find the blue piece in the third row, 5th column, a little distracting. I think you need to tone it down a bit or add some more blue in the opposite corner to give it a bit more balance.
    Very nice!
    Karla

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    1. Karla thank you, that's really helpful. I'm still playing around with so will keep that in mind :)

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  14. Oh Angie, I think it is beautiful! Love the textures and the subdued neutrals with just a few colourful highlights to catch the eye :)

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