Thursday, May 1, 2014

.....Melancholy it is!

It's been a LONG HARD WINTER....
but Spring has FINALLY SPRUNG......

I've been trying to put my finger on my mood
and I think I would say I've been a tad
MELANCHOLY...
of late!
a bit pensive...
....quietly sad....thoughtful!

Big changes have happened....
the arrival on my new housemate
my grandson Izaya...
with more changes coming....
....the impending graduation
and departure of
my son Douglas....

So.....I have been doing ALOT thinking....
questioning my own path...
creative abilities...
FUTURE.

Have I become stagnant in my creativity?
Does everything I create....
LOOK THE SAME!

.....so I decided I needed to experiment with
COLOR...
TEXTURE...
Vintage Embellies...
.....things that make my heart sing!

and this is what I came up with....


....a bit dark
....part of my melancholy state, I think
but FUN!


I began with a tag cut from Canvas Corp ~ E Flute
and Die~Namites Dies ~ Mom's Nest die
(can I tell you I had no idea that was the name of the die
when I was working with it! HOW APPROPRIATE!)


....and I just followed my creativity from there on!
....a piece of paper from 7gypsies ~ Maritime Collection
....various Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Glazes and Glam Glimmer Paint
....a bit of burlap and wire mesh
.....a couple of The Crafter's Workshop stencils
...a few Petaloo flowers

.....and I don't think I even looked up until the process was over!


The finishing touches of the tag...
are a Mother of Pearl button
I pulled out my stash....
and a piece of Vintage lace!
Items that TRULY make my heart sing!

I then went on the hunt for quote....
and this is what I settled on...


...NUFF SAID!

Changes are good....
but no one said they would be easy!
....so I will keep pressing on
walking through...
headed towards that goal...
......trying to enjoy life
while on the journey!

5 comments:

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Lynne,
You and I alike, I feel the same way, but oh my goodness your mood is pushing you in a direction which I love, all the texture and tactile quality that is in this piece is just wonderful and I would really really love to touch it and acknowledge through this sense if what my eyes tell me is like what how it feels.
Please keep going I love where you are at.
Smiles:)
Sue

Dee in N.H. said...

It's a gorgeous piece Lynne! That lace is incredible and I can see why it makes you happy. Changes are never easy. Sometimes for the best and sometimes not. We can only hope the best ones outweigh those that aren't so great. Anyway, I love this tag and the sentiment is perfect.

Nook and Cranny said...

Well, I love the looks of your tag, right up my alley!
I love the earthy colors and the beautiful vintage lace for I think these two things go well together.
I have come to visit from Mixed Media Vintage on Facebook.
Great piece, keep up the good work, seems to be a good place to go.
Michele

Nook and Cranny said...

Well, I love the looks of your tag, right up my alley!
I love the earthy colors and the beautiful vintage lace for I think these two things go well together.
I have come to visit from Mixed Media Vintage on Facebook.
Great piece, keep up the good work, seems to be a good place to go.
Michele

Nook and Cranny said...

Well, I love the looks of your tag, right up my alley!
I love the earthy colors and the beautiful vintage lace for I think these two things go well together.
I have come to visit from Mixed Media Vintage on Facebook.
Great piece, keep up the good work, seems to be a good place to go.
Michele