Friday, August 15, 2014

Never Lost with Love

The word up at One Little Word is "Lost."

I haven't been able to participate in OLW the last two months because I've been packing up my studio and house and preparing to move at the end of this month.  Truth be told, this whole experience has me feeling a little LOST.   Like my rudbeckia flowers, I get out of sorts when I'm transplanted.  I'm hardy and will eventually take root and blossom, but for now I'm in a constant state of shock!

When I'm completely overwhelmed, my husband is my refuge.  I can curl up in his arms, and he makes me feel like all will be well in the end.

As long as I have his love, I am never lost.

What does the word "lost" mean for you?  Do you have a favorite quote that uses this word?  Hope you'll link up at One Little Word and share anything you create inspired by "lost."

This art journal page started out with side by side pages of sprayed Dylusions ink in my 8 x 8 journal.

On a separate paper, I drew and painted a face.  Creating it on a separate piece of paper allowed me to tilt and position it to exactly how I wanted it.
I angled it to my liking and adhered it to the page.  Inspired by Frida Kahlo's chimerical self portraits (human face, animal body),

I used the Three Owls and a Branch stencil to create the body/dress for my girl, and the base of the Ganesh Stencil to create her wings.  I added texture and interest around her with parts of the Namaste stencil.

As a finishing touch, I added white to the insides of some of the letters in the sentiment I wrote, which just made it pop the right amount.
Freddie and I sit on the porch of our new home right after the closing!  
I hope to see you over at One Little Word!   Linking also to Art Journal Journey, where Frida Kahlo is the prompt this month, and Mix it Monthly, where parrot colors and crazy dresses are this month's inspiration.

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  1. your painting is absolutely splendid Jessica!! Such a lovely thought to be able to unwind and get comforted in your hubby's arms. Love the photo of the happy couple looking very much at home-beautiful!

  2. I love this. My routine has been turned upside down this summer, as my husband retired. But slowly, things finally do return to a normal way of being, whatever that may be.

  3. I love the depth in the eyes of your painting Jessica ~ so very beautiful. thank you for never being afraid to share some of the real life with your readers- this keeps us all connected in such a deep way, not only through the art but through similar times- hugs to you and may peace soon be restored to your life!
    ps- great pic of the two of you! ")

  4. How you are finding time to create amid the move is amazing! Love your new muse too...your art is rocking!!!

  5. Wow this is gorgeous! Thinking of you with all the transition of the move. So glad you made time to let this lovely gal come to life. Off to pin her now.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Jessica! Love those eyes with their glimmer! Happy Moving Day!

  7. Love your sentiment and your page, Jessica - and wishing you an easy move and an immediate sense of finding a home when you get there.

  8. I know what you mean about a refuge. So nice to have someone love you enough to be able to be there no matter what. Ain't we lucky. xox

  9. I love your girl. I know this feeling. Sometimes, I still feel un-grounded since I moved. So happy your are beginning your rooting. I know you and you'll be sprouting before you know it.

  10. Thanks for sharing! I really love your new muse, may your works bring you joy, happiness, peace, love, and, of course, everything else you deserve. Here is how to find your lost inspiration if you don't know!


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