Saturday, June 06, 2009

Release Perfection

Have I told you about the Stampin-Up club that I belong to? I belong because I like the night out with friends (Trisha is one), not because I need another bloomin' thing. In fact its a running joke in our club. Kris (ie: me) never knows what to buy because she don't need anything. I think my demonstrator considers it a challenge to come up with things I might need and how I can use them.

Anyway, got off track there a bit. Here's why I write. Rhonda, my demonstrator (and friend!) can not understand why I don't mount my stamps I buy from her. But I like messy! I don't want to have a big block of wood to contend with. So I save my blocks. They sit on my wood shelf, right next to all the other wood things I never use.

To make Rhonda smile, I decided to alter one of the blocks just for fun. You can see the beginning of the collage (before I liked it) in the last post. I like it much better now.

It's also a good motto for me. Release Perfection. Okay, let's face it. I'm not perfect, we all know that. I'm always over-analyzing myself on this blog! That should be proof of my imperfection. But I think in my deepest soul, I want to be perfect so I think I'm always disappointed in myself in some way because I can't live up to my own standards. I'm working on releasing.

Collage made with: Stampin-Up wood block, scrapbook papers, magazine cutout (do you see her face?), rubons, stamps, paint, ink, painted wings (my big Christmas clearance find!), pompom trim, pretty bird, hand dyed fabric strips braided and nailed to the sides for the hanger.

10 comments:

Paula Clare said...

Hi Kris! I love, love, LOVE that you use the wooden blocks from stamps for art! This one is gorgeous! The message is really a good one for all altered artists...I (for one) LOVE the messiness of your work. The little house canvas I bought from you ages ago is one of my favorite pieces for inspiration.

I think you're an incredible artist...keep on creating!

Rhonda Langley said...

Glad to see you are putting those stamping blocks to good use. And look at all that pink!!! Love the wings and the theme! Hey, it's not supposed to be perfect it's handmade!

Julie said...

I really like this!! Pretty AND creative

xo

LindaGJ said...

It's just simply beautiful! LOVE IT!!!!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Kris ~ I hate to think what this world would be like if everyone was perfect ~ imperfection is so much more fun, creative and messy. Embrace yourself and enjoy :)

LindaGJ said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog and the compliment! I am eventually going to be doing a little blog about animals, and hopefully it's ok to use your bird and show you off! I have a few more I would love to show off as well. I'm so into promoting other artists that I think should be shown!!! On Etsy I promote Houston artisans because I'm in a mini Houston Team & decided to do that for fun. Now I can promote everybody I see that I like their work...since I have a blog now! YAY!
Have a fabulous weekend and keep up the beautiful work!

trisha too said...

love the color combo, and the idea.

i hate that "not quite good enough" feeling!! what's wrong with us??!!

icandy... said...

Oh my gosh!!! I tend to hoard precious things too!!!! :) I can be such a pack-rat and I'm not really willing to part with much! I've got to work on being diligent about editing my collections...

Your blog is sooo inspiring! I just love how creative you are! It's so much fun browsing your space~ keep in touch! :)

audrey h. said...

This piece is fabulous. Love the gorgeous colors :)

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Wow, that post really says a lot. Thanks for reminding ME not to put so much pressure on myself! I love your creation!