Sunday, June 2, 2013

This I Believe



Samy and I are preparing to go back to Guatemala on June 18.  I am so excited to see the families we sponsor, our godchild, and our friends.  I think of them often - they have so little, and yet are so joyous.

How do they accomplish that miracle ... happiness?  I thought of this as I worked on a page of collaged bits and pieces in my art journal, which I created by using scraps of gelli prints and cleaning off my work table, as per the prompt at Anything But a Card (use up supplies or scraps):


 Here is a video fast forward of how my page came to be:



These faces seem timeless -- they came to me from other worlds.


"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them." 


This I believe.  (This piece is available for sale as a print or stretched canvas from Society 6.)

Linking to the challenges at Artful Times (vintage), and Simon Says Stamp and Show & Collage Obsession (Anything Goes), and to  June's Colorful Gelli PartyInspire Me Mondays, Mandarin Orange Monday, Monday Mantras, and Make it Monday.

Thank you for visiting! I read and treasure every comment and will answer any questions as quickly as I can.

35 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful page and quote. Full of warmth, beautiful. What a great way to use up your scraps. Love your background and how you used it to make your faces.

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  2. Beautiful love being shared in this piece. xox

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  3. I LOVE that portrait of those children and the quote you chose. Blessings!

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  4. Beautiful journal page and wonderful faces and quote. I think they have joy because they don't have all the material distractions that we do that take s away from what's really important: faith , family and friends

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  5. That is a beautiful piece! And so lovely to be inspired by those children! Enjoy your visit with them.

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  6. What a gorgeous piece! Love the background and the lovely faces of the children! Wonderful quote to use.

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  7. I would have a hard time painting over such an amazing background!! Love the colors and movement - a gorgeous sentiment behind this piece. Looking forward to seeing pics of your upcoming trip to Guatemala.

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  8. What a great page!! Really like the colors and how you build it up with scraps of gelli prints. Great idea! And I LOVE the quote - so, so true :-)

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  9. What an awesome page, Jessica. I love the quote and I know how true it is. Enjoy your trip!

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  10. This is a stunning page, Jessica! The words are so true and the painting of the children reflect the words once more.

    I was looking forward to the "making of"- video, but I couldn't find it though. :-(

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  11. Love how you build up your layers- and with such heart- as always!

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  12. Thanks for sharing how you used your prints with the party!

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  13. I am mesmerized watching your video of how you create! In awe! It's a tutorial if my brain can take in those steps to follow. Will you make prints of this, or cards? I'd love to own it. How much $$$? Just beautiful. How you write in paint is amazing too.

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    1. Hi Lynn - Thank you so much for your kind words! It is up for sale as a print or stretched canvas on Society 6: http://society6.com/JessicaBethSporn/What-Children-Will-Remember

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  14. PS Have a wonderous trip you and Sammy! What a lovely daughter you have too! ;-) I look forward to the photos later of beautiful people in colorful clothing.

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  15. awesome journal page. thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

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  16. Amazing Jessica ! and such a warm and loving piece, your colours are fantastic, and I love the qoute, so true!!! and your beautiful faces-too.
    I wish you a most wonderful tour !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  17. a really beautiful page and sentiment Jessica! I can just imagine how excited you must be to be visiting Guatemala and your friends again.

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  18. WOW, I love everything about this - your piece is just gorgeous - and the inspirations are equally stunning ;) Your trip sounds absolutely amazing, I hope you have so much fun, xoxo

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  19. You have an extraordinary way with colour and design Jessica. This has something of a look of Russian dolls about it - the largest protecting the smaller ones. As someone who has spent a lifetime surrounded by and involved in education I can tell you in my experience your sentiment is utterly true.
    Hugs, Jenny x

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  20. A beautiful page and a wonderful quote. Reminded me of Russian dolls too. Thanks for submitting to the vintage challenge at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  21. Jessica,

    All of the children are so adorable, including Sammy! I also felt a sense of Russian nesting dolls each protecting and cherishing the other. I like how each person is so connected to the other! The colours really symbolize the happiness you mentioned! You are so right about children remembering the time not the the things!

    Once again, thanks for sharing your process. I love the music at the start of each of your videos, it is so cheerful and motivating to get busy and create!

    Renee

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  22. I see you holding these children in your arms are you are there to help them. So wonderful to see your art reflect your true life of art, giving, helping and passion.

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  23. How very timely that I read and watch this after spending some quality time with my daughter--your words are so true and your piece beautiful.

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  24. Beautiful as always! Love the texture of the added bits showing through on some of the faces.

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  25. So so so true! What a BEAUTIFUL make!!!!!

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  26. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art and ideas :).
    Stay inspired!

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  27. A beautiful sentiment that goes so well with these lovely faces. Very nurturing, just like you, Jessica!

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