8.30.2013

Art soothes

Its been a tough week here...I work up Tuesday at 4am...to get to work by 6am...and as I stumbled down the stairs to the kitchen...I glanced out the window and noticed...my car was gone...I had to look twice...yep, the driveway was empty...

Really?  who steals a 17 year old Subaru Outback...another middle-aged women with a golden retriever?  Come to find out from the police that Subaru keys are easy to file down and use in other Subarus...who knew...

After dealing with the police, I wouldn't make it into work on time...I was scheduled for a short shift...so I just stayed home...and after drinking too many cups of coffee and thoroughly reading all three morning newspapers, I decided that I needed to do something to calm down and focus my attention elsewhere...so I went to my work table...and began cutting...and pasting...and sanding...and made some art...

Here's the first piece I completed..."once again"






































This piece is part of a collaborative art group on Facebook...each artist using the same vintage target...but each in their own fashion...you can view the entire gallery on Facebook...you don't have to sign in  or belong...get all the details here...

Then I finished up this piece "simple-hearted"...sparked by the remainder of the incredible vintage wallpaper that
I used in "Simplify, simplify"...
 
I like that the vintage blue flower earring (with the back removed) mimics the blue clover flower...






































And then later in the day...a package arrived...

it was almost too beautiful to open...that French paper triangle hat is to die for...






































but I did...





























Belle Brocante is an awe-inspiring blog...recently there was a week of giveaways...I was a lucky recipient...

vintage lace...old buttons...a fabulous artist trading card...a unique French coin...






































yes indeed...art soothes...

8 comments:

  1. Your pieces are lovely. Your collages are so inspiring. I can't believe you are the one who won that package - oh I soooo wanted it! Just the wrapper - I did not care what was inside. But the inside is a real treat too. But after your bad day (sorry about your car) I am so happy you are the one who won it!!!

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  2. A true artist-you knew that creating would soothe your battered morning. Beautiful work! Good luck on the recovery of your car!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your car, Amy...such a pain! Being creative always makes things better, though. Your pieces are beautiful...and the giveaway win is a wow! Every photo in this post was pure eye candy for me...

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  4. Oh so so sorry about your car! I know that had to be shocking! It is wonderful that your art helped you through the stressful day and your work is so talented. Sending you hugs.

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    1. thanks so much Lin - it was shocking...but art truly helps!

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  5. Hi Amy, That's really strange and almost sounds like an episode of "Overhaulin". Probably not but wouldn't that be cool? I keep my fingers crossed that you get your car back. Good thing you could distract yourself with creating. Your new collages are beautiful.
    Hey, so you are the one who got the laces I had hoped to win so badly, lol. I'm happy that you won and the package couldn't have arrived at a better time.
    Happy Labor Day weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  6. I'm so sorry about your car! What an awful way to start any day any time!
    Beautiful art therapy though ... I love "the man rolled his eyes"

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    1. thanks Kim - still can't believe someone stole it!

      but you and I both know...art is good therapy!

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