Friday, October 2, 2009

Childish Dreams



This is my newest mixed media collage art. It is the first in a slightly different direction for me and also the first piece I have created as a direct result of my new venture into art journaling. It is a very personal statement on many levels.

The screen door started as a digital image then was embellished with paint. This quaint screen door actually lives propped between 2 trees just like this in the backyard of some artsy friends of ours. The 2 quotes are Dream the dreams of a child and There lies within each of us the potential to be more. The little girl was painted with acrylic gouache and the rest is probably self explanatory.

Although I started this piece a while back, it fits in with this week's Melange challenge 'gateway'. I hope you enjoy it.


12 comments:

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Yep, I see it. It is very different for you. I love the interaction between the animals and the little girl. It's just wonderful Elizabeth.

Brenda Lynn said...

This IS a bit different for you, Elizabeth. And I love it! Dreamy, soft, playful yet contemplative. What a wonderful piece!

whyte said...

Elizabeth, this is so charming, and you are so talented in creating the emotions of people as well as animals! Great piece!

ArtSnark said...

neat piece!

twostraycats said...

Elizabeth ~ it's just beautiful :)
Thank you for sharing

Lily

Maureen said...

Elizabeth that is my FAVORITIST piece of all of yours!! Beyond words how sweet and innocent it is - just what childhood should be! Cudos!!!

Midwestie Lady - Linda said...

Elizabeth, what a beautiful expressive piece. I love the symbols and the feeling I get when I study it. Lovely, lovely.

mvegan said...

adore, adore, so sweet, gentle, and full of peace, love it so!!!

Covered in Chocolate Bakery Shoppe said...

A favorite childhood book of mine Alice in Wonderland, Your artwork here reminds me of that tale The door can be all our hopes/dreams or all our fears...it's very lovely piece of art Thank you for sharing!

WindandHoney said...

Thank you so much for kind words and compliments. It sounds like it communicates just what I wanted it to. I'm so pleased and blessed by your affirmations.

Diane ~ said...

Beautiful!! ♥

PCarriker said...

It is lovely, I like how you connected everything, all flowing out from the door. Beautiful work!

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