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,

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  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!

  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.

  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.

  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

  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!

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

  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! :)

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

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


  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.

  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!

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


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