Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Leaving the year with a SPLASH!

This is the theme over on Crazy Amigos.
I made an underwater piece, a boy dreaming of what might be ahead (although riding on the back of a sea horse wearing a fish hat probably wont make my top 10 resolutions, fun as it may sound lol).



And in true 'Jo' form, I can't help but show a closer version before I decided to add the new year sign (sorry), the next photo is a bit crisper and shows the colours of the sprayed background a little better I thought? Well, kind of ...ish



May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2009. Thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving such encouraging comments over the past year.

26 comments:

joanne wardle said...

ok, jo, if you'd just like to lie down on the couch and explain what your thinking was behind this piece.

lol, no I love it..it's mad!(which is good)

alcoholinky said...

oooh love it Jo! that crackle background pulls it all together, great colours and I love those images.

Faye said...

Jo, what a gorgeous background for your farewell to 2008 splash card.

Shar said...

Fabulous card! Love the sense of whimsy and adventure in the piece!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous, great background. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2009.

Stempelchaotin said...

I´ve missed my words. This is incredible. Stunning background.

Jo, I wish you all the best for 2009.

Happy New Year.

Carrie said...

Jo - Happy New Year to you too and thank you for blogging such fabulous and inspiration work.

the hat is ingenious but the background is my fav, love the depth of colour and the splashes.

Karin said...

Love the fish head hat lol. It's a fabulous piece Jo. Fantastic colour combination esp. with the crackle background.
Happy New Year to you and yours. :o)

crafty capers said...

Heyyy, you're back. I love this piece. I love the colours and I really love the fish hat :-) The SA stamp you have used is one of my faves. Kate

Janny said...

OMG what a gorgeous piece of work!
I wish you all the best for 2009 and thank you for sharing and visiting;o)

Seona said...

The background is inspired - fabulous depth of colours and texture. The images made me smile too - very off the wall!

Happy New Year to you, Dave and the boys - hope 2009 brings you all that you wish for x

Kim Piggott said...

Jo you are a true creater of art and this is so sublime! I so love visiting your fantastic blog and look forward to your 2009 creations!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!
hugs
kim xxx

Gillian said...

Oh wow .... I love this piece Jo, the colours,the depth and the crackle effect ... and of course the boy with his fish hat is just fantastic lol.

Wishing you,Dave and the boys all the best for 2009 x

Lorraine said...

love the background clever clogs..I bet you would love to ride a seahorse wearing a hat!! Thanks for your comments on my blog and wishing you an ever creative 2009 from granny knitter!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Such a stunning piece! LOVE the seahorse!

Sija said...

Fabulous Jo! Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope you have setteled too after your big move. Here things are turning slowly into normal again.

Ozstuff said...

Absolutely fantastic. What a ride! What a splash! Your background is scrumptious.

kathj said...

stunning work! happy new year!

Flippinpest said...

Its wonderful to see a blog with such fantastic work. It is bloggers like yourself who are great inspiration.
Happy New Year to you :-)

Godelieve said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!

Katy - CS Editor said...

Wonderful work Jo! Happy New Year!

Buffy said...

Great work. I love the mystery of the boy riding a seahorse.

Glenda T. said...

That boy riding that sea horse is soooo freakin cool!!!! Hey, it sounds fun to me, who wouldn't want to do that? he he Love the colors and the whole idea! I needed my Jo fix so I was glad to see you had some projects posted! You have really inspired me with my ATC's and I have been playing around with alcohol inks (I know!) and masking (woohoo!!). Keep up the beautiful work!

Anne I P said...

This is my first visit here, but i promise you: I`ll come back soon.
This is a beautiful blog with a lot of ideas!

Hugs Anne

Mary Joseph said...

Jo - I LOVE the closer-up shots. DO have more.
This card is exquisite
Love
Angie

Sue McGettigan said...

I might not go for wearing a fish hat (LOL!) but a seahorse ride - who wouldn't?? Love this piece, sheer fantasy and wonderful colors - bring on the wild dreams :)