Thursday, January 15, 2015

One Little Word - Sing

I'm on the Stencil Girl Talk blog today talking about some untraditional valentines I created with the Seven Hearts Stencil.  I hope you'll hop over and take a look!  

Today is also the reveal of the January word-up at One Little Word.  

This month's "word-up"is Sing!

Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets, and this is one of my favorite poems:

What Can I Say
What can I say that I have not said before?
So I'll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
     and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.

Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
     chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
     were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
and the leaf is singing still.

Inspired by this poem, I created this 8x8" canvas using:

Stencil Club December 2014 Stencils

Liquitex Matte Medium

Pam Carriker Paints and Inks
Wendy Vechhi Embossing Paste

Won't you join us at One Little Word and create art around the word "Sing?"  Please link up your artwork inspired by the word.  Any media, any substrate, will do.  I hope you will!

And please hop over to Stencil Girl Talk to see a tutorial on my funky valentines! 

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  1. So beautiful. Is there a person who does not resonate with Mary Oliver, she is a jewel of our time. Love your hearts, I sure love mine. xox

    1. I love your big heart. And yes, Mary Oliver is a treasure. xx

  2. Ohhhhh Jessica - this is one of my faves of yours ever!!! I LOVE the glow behind the butterfly, and that texture is gorgeous! I am a Mary Oliver fan too - and LOVE that quote! Beautiful work my friend!

    1. Thanks so much Michelle. I loved your page too - Liza and Judy - singing together.

  3. What a gorgeous canvas Jessica!! I love the layers and depth- just beautiful! It makes me want to sing! ") xoxo
    Congrats on your new release of stencils- my you are an unending source of inspiration my friend!

    1. Thank you Jackie! Next time we're together, we'll have to harmonize a bit!

  4. LOVE all the valentine art and your canvas is absolutely stunning-wow!


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