Friday, February 27, 2009

Hope..

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This weeks Wedsnesday Stamper is Silhouettes and TGiF is Feathers, both themes I really wanted to try and take part in this week so as time has been really short for crafting I made this piece which fits in to both.



Also, with the type of week I've had with one thing and another, the saying echoes a lot of whats needed.

Hope to be posting more regularly again soon- I appreciate very much all your kind comments and your visits.

edit: Forgot to mention, the colours were inspired by recent photographs I've been taking in the garden. Daisy's comment reminded me and so I thought that perhaps I should have mentioned this as people have asked before how I interpret and use my photos(see outdoor blog , link at top left) with my artwork....well spotted Daisy! Thankyou :0)

44 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

One of my favourite quotations, Jo. Love what you've done with this.

Lynne K said...

This is really beautiful! It has a very calm feel to it, & lovely subdued colours. Very soothing!

Suse said...

One of my favourite quotations too - love this piece Jo and the serenity it evokes.

daisy said...

Fabulous. I luv how it echos the photograph on your other blog. True harmony xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my goodness Jo. This is so out of this world!
Your backgrounds are truly remarkable! Love your image and your sentiment is so lovely!
Have a lovely weekend!
hugs
kim x

Paula said...

very atmospheric - love that quote too...very poignant.

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG Joe this is truly amazing.
Wonderful colors. I love it.

Thanks Jo for your inspiring work to TGiF.

Artyjen said...

Really love your backgrounds on this. It evokes your photo of snowflakes and mist beautifully.

Carrie said...

Love this Jo - and have to admit its one of my fav quotes too. I love how the photo on your blog is so similar to this piece of artwork. The backgrounds are amazing.

Rein said...

Gorgeous card Jo!!

Alberta and Ava said...

This poem is very close to my heart and I have done many artistic interpretations of it. YOUR interpretation is stunning; I love the way the stark photographic quality is such a direct contrast to Dickenson's theme.

XOXO,
Alberta

carole said...

Hi jo
Try get in touch with you .
Love this card wel love them all still wish i could do cardmaking lke you .

Carole (oatcake )

Buffy said...

Beautiful, so soft looking and I love the quote!

Willy said...

Wonderful piece and colours, Jo!

alcoholinky said...

beautiful Jo. love the quotation - haven't come across it before. very ethereal.

hastingshall2 said...

Jo, this is so gorgeous. I love the saying but I can't recall the author (dickenson???). Both the backgrounds are absolutely stunning. Very impressive art work.
Faye

Godelieve said...

How gorgeous Jo! Love the calming colors.

johanna said...

AWEsome!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful depth and contrast!

Audrey said...

i love the colour combination - great work

lottie said...

What an amazing work of art. I adore the layers and softness of the images and textures - and of course - the quote - sums it all up.

Hope things 'fall into place' soon and looking forward to seeing yout future blogging.

deb said...

Gorgeous! just love that front BG Jo.

Silvia said...

Such a wonderful card... great saying.

Hazel said...

Jo, this is such a beautiful card- I love grey, as it is so mysterious and serene. What a lovely quote! I hadn't come across it before. I hope next week is better, and that you get some creative time too.

Hazel said...

I forgot to say, I love your new look blog- very spacious and inviting :) The song for today is great, too.

Karin said...

Stunning backgrounds Jo, I love the complete effect of this.

sigrid said...

What an amazing piece. I love everything about it, the background, the stamp image, the quote... just great!

joanne wardle said...

this is gorgeous, I love the background effect, the bird looks so striking against it

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous.

nordseetine said...

You have so nice thinks on your blog.
I like your stil!
Hugs Tine

Creative Chaos said...

Jo, I have an award waiting for you on my blog :-)
Patti xx

Ingrid said...

Jo, that's wonderful!

Angelnorth said...

Serene and beautiful Jo, great job!

Gillian said...

The colours are beautiful Jo, love the stamps too, a real ethereal piece:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love that quote, so beautifully done!

Joanne said...

what a beautiful interpretation. xx

Robin said...

Fantastic piece!! That sentiment is my favorite and has so much truth to it!!

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous!
x

Shannon Sawyer said...

I just love all those new papers from Basic Grey's Porcelain's line don't you? Your work as usual rocks!

Vickie said...

I love the colors! This is just great.

Jocelyne said...

really gorgeous !

AngelaC said...

This is beautiful - love the background, is it a salt wash?

Cardmaking Galore said...

this is really lovely

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a lovely project! I am very excited to finally "meet" you in a sense and to be introduced to your blog..........

I love your projects and look forward to visiting often!

Vicki