Sunday, September 6, 2009

A flower collage tale

It had been a while since I made a collage on canvas.

I had an idea about how I would do it. The main color would be lavender, and I would figure out how to arrange the pieces before I started painting and pasting so it would look perfectly coordinated and professionally made.

It didn't work. The inner critical voices got to me. I froze. I moped. I gave up.

Hours later, still yearning to create a collage, I started over.

I let go of needing it to look a certain way.

Let go of needing to make something that would please all the voices in my head.

The pieces came together and the collage was made. It wasn't perfectly coordinated or professional looking, but there was much joy in making it.

And everyone lived happily ever after.




Theresa said...

And it is just perfect:) I love it! Have a blessed Labor day!

Woollywotnots said...

Looks very pro and lovely, Stacy! Well done you. What a great result.

Dogwood said...

Great job. It fits perfectly with my Pink Friday. Love the combination of colors, textures and areas of interest. Have a pleasant Labor day. Hugs to you Dogwood

Linda said...

I think your collage turned out beautifully Stacy :)



Twyla and Lindsey said...

It turned out perfectly! Isn't that just the way art is? It has a mind of it's own. Have a nice day! Twyla

debra said...

Looks very pretty from where i am sitting..:) sometimes we do need to let it go huh?...good job..!!


Hi Stacy,
Did I tell you, your new banner is great!??
So is your collage..I think it all came together.
I better get working on my ATC's...nothing is coming together for me...yet!
Deb :)

Rachel said...

It's beautiful... and perfect in its own way.

I do that too, though. I get an idea in my head of what something should be then get frustrated when I can't make it happen. I think you had the right idea to just go with whatever happened... look at your wonderful result!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks lovely Stacy! Love the addition of the Australian stamp. Have a great week, Lisa

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Lovely collage. You so beautiful work.

Michelle said...

That is just beautiful!!