Wednesday, June 11, 2008

K and L

I'm in a Tip-in Alphabetica group and this month I had to do Frieda's K and L pages. Her theme is Art and Creativity. A word for the letter "K" was NOT EASY to come up with!!! I had so much trouble with this page. The word Kaleidoscope was originally done with different sized and colored letters and I didn't like it! So as I 'oh so carefully' removed the letters, the background ripped...AAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH! Now what? Had to add more to cover my mistake. Then the bottom looked too finished and the top looked too empty. Hence, the sequins. Kaleidoscope has several definitions: 1. a continually changing pattern of shapes and colors.
2. a continually shifting pattern, scene, or the like.
I think this definitely fits the bill!!! There is just something about the flow of the piece that I'm not happy with...and it took me all morning to do this! "L" was a whole other story. Frieda LOVES TO SEW (please visit her blog; her link is on the right. Her work is AMAZING!!!!!) I actually did this page first because using Lace for Frieda was like giving her a gift. The photo is of my great aunt and uncle, who, unfortunately, I never met. They perished in the Warsaw Ghetto. I love this photo...I have it on one of my RR jourals.
I have to go to work. Damn! I could have done art all day if given the chance!!!


5 comments:

jackie said...

Sandee, I love all of your recent art! I always admire your use of color and your composition - very inspiring!
hugs,
jackie

friedaquilter said...

I've really enjoyed reading about how you made my pages, Sandee and will look at the Kaleidoscope page with even more interest! The lace page is gorgeous too and using such a personal photograph makes it even more special. Thanks so much!

peggy gatto said...

Frieda will love what you created. The mix of patterns is very soft and flows. Nice art!
Sounds like a fun tip in!

Jillian said...

WOWZA! Super gorgeous pages!

artbeth67 said...

I LOVE the 'K' page! The colors are great!