Laurie High and Parker Fulton, were there and it was so nice to see them. There are so many wonderful artists and so much inspiring work to see. One artist, named Elizabeth, really struck me with her beautiful work, which you can see here. It was also nice to see the familiar faces of Sue Zipkin, and Cathy Heck, among others.
This week's Diva challenge was to use the zentangle pea-nuckle. One of my favorite entries is this gorgeous, ethereal design by LeeAnn. My efforts were very unsuccessful, and the tangle ended up morphing into the woman you see in this design. If you look closely, you will see my feeble pea-nuckle attempts in her "shirt" -- all other evidence has been painted over!
Onto the design - the song "Beautiful Dreamer," was the last song written by Stephen Foster and was published in 1862. It was featured in the movie "Gone With the Wind," one of my favorite films despite it's political incorrectness. As a child, I was drawn to the independence and defiance of Scarlett O'Hara, and while also appalled by her selfishness and cold-heartedness. I fell in love with Clark Gable, and also with the costumes and scenery. I saw the movie at least 10 times!
The "Scrapping the Music" "b" challenge this week was to do a design inspired by song from a favorite movie. So this dreamy lady emerged in response to that. I was actually able to find a copy of the original sheet music, which I printed out and collaged over the layers of gesso that covered up my failed pea-nuckle, and then added layers of paint, stamping and collaging.
I keep learning the lesson that sometimes failed attempts at things can lead to something new and exciting!
Two dream quotes that I love and wanted to share: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer." Harriet Tubman and "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis
Lately, my dreams involve having few or no commitments or appointments -- being able to read under a shady tree, paint as long as I'd like, and spend time in my garden. Also, I am missing the joy I get from our service work in Guatemala working with From Houses to Homes, and dream of returning there soon -- maybe for several months this time...
What do you dream?