Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I have talked about Sally Jean Alexander and her gorgeous book, Pretty Little Things before. But Sunday's Cabinet of Curiosities prompt has brought her to the forefront of my inspiration again. The theme for this fourth prompt was Wonder. Basically, it was what art/ist or thing inspires awe and wonder within you as an artist. I adore looking at other's art and being inspired by it and there are a LOT of artists that inspire me daily, but for this prompt, Sally Jean was entirely the inspiration. I scraplifted her style...I even used some of the clipart from her book to create my layout.

The journaling reads:
Artists in general fill me with awe and wonder!
I love to examine their process and technique,
and to use it as inspiration for my own art.
Sally Jean Alexander is one my new favorite artists.
Her collage work is amazing esp. when you consider
the small scale in which she works.
I try to emulate her style and hope to one day learn
her technique for jewelry-making.
Until then I will just have to settle for that kind
of beauty on paper and sit back and admire her through her book.

This second layout is one that I did yesterday using a sketch that Angie did over at the Cottage for our February Challenges. The original sketch was for a double layout, but I converted it to a single. I was so excited to use these gorgeous new Prima papers. They are part of our DT stuff for February and are simply breathtaking!!! All the photos are from the day that we spent in Old Salem last April.

And speaking of the Cropper's Cottage and challenges. Starting tomorrow and running through the weekend, we are having a SuperBowl Cybercrop full of challenges. It promises to be a lot of fun and very inspiring. I am extra excited about this one because I am not the one in charge which means that I simply get to sit back and play. I hope to get tons done!!! So come on over and join us and if you come as a result of reading about it here, be sure to let us know because I earn a 2-point conversion for that. :)



Ann(i)e said...

Cabinet of Curiosity is really sparking you into some gorgeous work...Love your "WONDER" creaion!

Bonnie said...

I love this one too-in fact I love all your pieces so far!

Norah's said...

I tried and tried to post a comment yesterday to tell you how great your 'wonder' challenge piece is. It just didn't work for me. I'm tryin again. I love what you did, I'm not that familiar with her work and don't have her book. I need it.
Thanks for being such a faithful commenter at my place.

Nerissa said...

Ooh, what a wonderful piece. I love everything about it, the colors, vintage feel, images and composition. You did Sally Jean proud!

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