Monday, March 29, 2010

Gothic Arches-Open Theme

Fairy story ... I went into the woods one day and there I walked. When it was dark I could not see, a little creature came to me. She said if I sing a song, she would let me go home.
I really enjoy creating painted backgrounds and then stamping them. You can never guess the magic of the background colors that you will achieve in the end, after the surface is dry. I always have to speed up the drying time using a hair dryer. Creative time is precious, no time to waste. LOL
Happy Creating.
Here is my challenge for Gothic Arches.

19 comments:

Nancy Gene Armstrong said...

DELIGHTFUL-I love the story . She is so colorful and full of objects. Love the nest and pointed hat. This is a fun piece. I love these arches you do.The birdcage is like she has secrets she keeps inside. So much to your stories.fun fun fun.

Tolegranny said...

Excellent. Nice to see you the challenge. I haven't done mine yet.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Wonderful colors and textures.Warmest Regards,Cat

Sharon said...

I really like this one and the story. OMGoodness it reminds me of the unfinished one I showed today. Well, I only showed the face but I was going down one path and got so distracted with a birdcage that was trying to get in the way of her body that I collaged over it thinking I liked the idea but could do it better then was I too tired to continue. And sat in the chair thinking of my excuses.
You sure do manage a lott of ART play.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you always have a story to go with your work.....Also, the way you did the border with the writing was a really nice finishing touch, and of course the birdcage- and the nest, the lettering on her face and legs; I could go on and on....

Marilyn Rock said...

Terrific story Sweet Laura! Love this piece! xxoo

Healing Woman said...

There is something wonderful about Gothic arches. It transports us to other realms. I agree about using the hair dryer to speed things up.

Your presentation is terrific, as usual~

Martina2801 said...

Dear Laura, you never stop amazing me :) This arch is simply stunning!!
I`m blown away!

Birgit said...

Unfortunately, I can do now in the garden saison, no regular give comments. But I have admired your art in the past posts very much, dear Laura.
I wish you a happy Easter.
xoxo Birgit

Mollye said...

Enchanting! Beautiful background too.

Tuire Flemming said...

This is fantastic! I love the colors you use. And your paperdolls are gorgeous!!!

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Laura!
I had a little promlems with my internet connections and I saw now that you had visited my `Strange Enchantment`-blog. (As you can see, I visited yours) :) I ´m glad to see that you have also signed in to be my follover, ´cause I love your works and your blog!
Happy Easter to you, too!
Hugs
Tuire

Gaby Bee said...

This arch is terrific, Laura. Definitely one of my favorites that you have made.

Kristin said...

WOW, simply stunning! I love the image inside the image.

thekathrynwheel said...

This is great. I love the background - especially the circles - I'm so into circles. And the fairy story is a nice touch :-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Hello I am visiting from your great interview with Marilyn Rock(s) :)
Fun learning about you and your lovely blog!
Your arch and story to go with are pure magic!
Happy Spring!
oxo

Lori Saul said...

This is a beautiful arch and I have so enjoyed visiting your wonderful and creative blog. I found you through Marilyn Rock's blog and am so glad! I look forward to visiting again!

Ginger said...

Awesome art!!
Happy Easter to you & yours.
Loved the sweet image great secrets she holding in.
Wonderful art work!
hugs

aino said...

YOur work are so fashinating, original and so cool.