Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Once, Upon A Sheet..."

...Of glass...in a land not too very far away...
a potion of pure pigments in potent colors was poured.
Through this magical mixture a sheet of 30 pt. coated cover stock
was artfully pulled by hand
and, in the blink of an eye, was transformed into a
dreamy monoprint.
After being left in the desert sun to dry that day, it was taken
"home to the castle"
only to be stored high on a shelf and, in time,
eventually "forgotten".
However, one day an artistic Muse felt like playing.
She resurrected the massive curled print...
cropped its edges, and,
with the fine ink lines of a trusty Pitt pen, gently kissed its surface.
Truly, it awakened and was given a new life.
Reminding her of soft batik fabric...well worn and faded by the
tropical sun
it now lives here..."happily, forever and ever"...
in the Kingdom of Blogland
as her
interpretation of this week's challenge prompt for
Illustration Friday: "Worn"

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."
~
Hans Christian Andersen

22 comments:

marianne said...

What a beautiful fairy tale you have created here!
magical!

iva yaneva said...

it's beautiful! I love the soft mixture of colours

Julie said...

How cool is this? WOW! You never fail to amaze me!!! Thanks!!!

soulbrush said...

yes, you never stop amazing me either. this is fabadabadoo.

3rdEyeMuse said...

if you hadn't shared the history, I would never have though worn when seeing this piece - it DOES have new life & is brilliant in its transformation.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow Margaret. The palm tree was just screaming to leap off this page. A wonderful end to the fairy tale.

purplepaint said...

Oh this is cool!!! Love your artistic explanation!

Judy Butler said...

"The Heart of Palm" phrase comes to my mind. I wish I was as talented at Soulbrush for making up new words to express our appreciation of your work: fabadabadoo is right!

Anonymous said...

Hey! LOVE this one! Jan Loomer:)

Teri C said...

So wonderfully creative!!!

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

It's so beautifully creative. I love this one alot!

Angela said...

Wonderful!

PAK ART said...

I like it very, very much. It truly captures the feel of a warm breeze on an island in the Carribean! At least that's what I'm thinking!

Anita Davies said...

Wonderful post Margaret...In every way!

pedalpower said...

Absolutely beautiful image...and a wonderful post too!

Alex said...

^^ Beautiful! Really brings a lot of smile to my face this one, and it's actually really technical with the leaves too... but I love the colors as always. :)

Danette said...

Such a cool and original idea! Beautiful drawing and super cool story to go with!

marancat said...

I did enjoy your tale - and what a lovely print!

yoon see said...

Beautiful colours and gradiant!
I love this green piece!

studio lolo said...

I love resurrecting old, forgotten pieces.
I love this and I love what you wrote ;)

Serena said...

i LOVE this!!!

The Gypsy said...

Absolutely wonderful! This is just great.