Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspired By Words

This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue is hosted by my friend Diane. She's come up with a great theme...

Inspired By Words

I LOVE this theme! My mind whirled with all the possibilities. I have many favorite quotes, here's a few...

"It is a far, far better than than I have ever done, it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known"
~A Tale Of Two Cities

"Women and Cats will do as they please, Men and Dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
~ Robert Heinlien

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
~Albert Einstein

"I'm selfish, impatient & a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
~Marilyn Monroe

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
~Oscar Wilde

Artist: angliasartjournal
I really am inspired by words everyday. When I was in high school and then University, I collected quotes and made up huge pieces of art with quotes embellished all over. I loved reading them everyday, being inspired each time. I would collect each quote in a notebook, saving them until the weekend when I could carefully pen them onto the brightly colored bristol board.

This weekend I made an abstract piece of art with colorful "ribbons" swirling over a black background. When I learned of Diane's theme for this week in IA I knew just what quote I'd add to my artwork. Here's the digitally altered piece (the first I've ever done). 


This piece will be entered into:
  1. Inspiration Avenue's "Inspired by Words" challenge
  2. Inspire Me Monday
  3. So Artful "Rainbow" Challenge
I'll talk to you all very soon,
Enjoy your week,
Best,



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13 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful piece and a great quote! When I was in high school, I collected quotes in spiral notebooks--mostly to reread, reflect & just genuinely enjoy!

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  2. I agree - I have pages and pages of quotes - they just make me happy! or thoughtful, or laugh... Does that mean I don't have an original thought in my head????

    Love your artwork - you really got a jump on it this week! Will have to sort through my quotes and see what inspires me....I love your pears and leaves by the way...looking forward to seeing them done.

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  3. I particularly like the way your black background holds all of the colors in place, making them look more intense than they actually are. This was a technique Matisse used with equal success. Nice job.

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  4. I have a little sketchbook that I keep all the quotes in that I like... I am adding that Matisse one Jenn... it is awesome... I love that you used black because it makes the other colours pop... great work...xx

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  5. I really like your swirly abstract pieces Jenn! I agree - those flowing ribbons of pure colour really "pop" against the black. I may be completely off the mark here but it makes me think a little of Munch's "Scream" painting for some reason, something in the composition maybe?

    Gorgeous and very suitable quote - I'm also an enthusiastic quote-collector, but I'd not heard that one, or the Marilyn Monroe one, before, more to add to my collection!

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  6. Love the swirly piece and every one of the quotes! :)

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  7. Oh Jenn this is wonderful!! I love all the color and movement! and it perfectly encompasses the quote by Matisse! I love your post as well! you write so beautifully, Write BOOKS and get rich or at least be my ghost writer!! :D
    Big Hugs dear friend! :)

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  8. Love the color, movement and depth of your piece! Great quote, too!

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  9. I'm so attracted to the saturated colors you used.

    Darla

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  10. This is a perfect example of movement. I was trying to come up with ideas for my Design Principles and this was the PERFECT example. I love abstract, too.

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  11. I Love your quote and your art piece. Perfect marriage of the two!
    I love quotes and I enjoyed reading all of yours! Perfect submission for words!

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  12. gorgeous, gorgeous colours and brilliant quote!! matisse sure knew a thing or three about colour... :)

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