Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Music and magic

Quote: “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 
 The top 10 this month at ScrapGal is to scrap your favorite music - I took a photo of some of my favorite cd's to which I listen when I am painting. The photo is secured in the center with a brad so it can be turned.  I painted the background with watercolor and the white feathers are gesso. I glimmer misted a stencil from Ed Roth's Stencil 101 (which dear Julie sent to me a while ago - thank you, thank you - I love these stencils!) and added a Hambly transparency,  2 Glimmer glass shapes, Pink Paislee alphas, and positively ancient Heidi Swapp tapes.  I have a post today over on http://thegalblog.blogspot.com/ so check it out. NOTE: we are having a crop this weekend at ScrapGal - 7pm - 1 am Fri and again on Sat - lots of great inspiration, challenges, and, oh yeah, PRIZES!!!!!!!!!! Be sure to join us!
I have been painting quite a bit lately - but not much that I want to show. I will have 2 paintings in a show starting next Monday so I am looking forward to that.

Today after working at the used book store, I ran some errands and stopped by the library to pick up Layered-Tattered & Stitched- a Fabric-Workshop
by Ruth Rae - it looks fantastic and I can hardly wait to dig into it - so you may see some fabric and jewelry pieces in the near future. I so love her blog http://ruthrae.blogspot.com/ and was super happy to discover that our library had her book.  

Thanks for reading and hope you have a creative day!


Cassie said...

And ScrapGal Bingo!!!!
I love your new blog header...those flowers are so awesome!!
Your top 10 reminds me that I need to do mine too. Yours is amazing!!!!!

JessiW said...

I love that!!! Music is what keeps me going sometimes:) I love to listen to music while creating! Thank you so much for all the kind words on my blog...I love reading your comments and it means a lot to me:) Love, Jess

kim c said...

You are SO talented, my dear. Your daffodils are delightful. Very pretty.

Bekka said...

Chris, that painting is lovely!

deana said...

I LOVE that faint image of the record player & that painting is FABULOUS! You are just too talented! :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love love that lo Chris and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your latest painting!!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

The music layout is gorgeous Chris!!! How you did the photo so that you can turn it... and that "record player stencil" is beyond gorgeous! It gives the layout a strange perspective which I love!!

sarah said...

your art is marvelous, and how exciting that your work will be at an upcoming show. congrats on that and wishing you the best at it. :)


EverydayMe said...

these are wonderful, congrats on the upcoming show!!! very happy for you!!!

{{hugs}} Michelle