Friday, February 22, 2008

Arch ATC for The Artist Circle


Pained paper towel background, stamped with a background stamp and focal image.

This piece caused alot of frustration for me. I honestly like the way it looks as is but from what I've learned I felt I was supposed to add more stuff to it, embellish it. I spent hours looking for just the right thing to finish it off. I cut out words from magazines but felt the y took away from the simplicity of the piece. I finally gave up and posted it to the group which turned out to be a good thing as I now know this piece is fine just the way it is.

Thanks Sherre for taking the time to reassure me and encourage me - I needed that. And thanks to all the others in the group who took the time to give their input as well.

7 comments:

TickledPink said...

That's the thing about art, Danielle. There is no wrong way to do it. :-)

The only thing you lack is confidence, not artistic ability. As soon as you believe in yourself, you will see your artwork blossom.

I believe in you. (((hugs)))

Jillian said...

I think it's beautiful! The painted bg turned out awesome.

Donna's Mailboxes and More said...

I love it Danielle!! The thing I try to remember from my daughter, she tells me " Mom,less is more". Like you I always look to add, but this piece you did needs nothing added.

Just beautiful!

Kim said...

The beauty of your ATC here is its simplicity! Like a Masters Thesis, padding and pillows do not a Master make. You have a wonderful example here of great composition, color sense and proportion. For heaven's sake, don't change! I love, love, LOVE it! Fondly, Kim

wahm922 said...

Thanks for all the words of encouragement - they truly mean alot to me!

thealteredpage said...

Danielle: Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. I love this piece...just as it is! It is beautiful. Best, Seth

3rdEyeMuse said...

the more I look, the more I am inspired.