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02 July 2009

the process

did you know that life is a process?
that you start off with an idea, as your pursue it,
you adjust to the flow, then...off you go!
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did you know that that your days are blank canvases?
that you choose to paint and play?
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a long time ago i stripped down my inspiration board (which is just a canvas)
and
i had the intention of creating some totally new, totally different.
i didn't know what that was.
i just started painting and playing.

above: my blank (stripped) canvas. oh wow.



above: brown gesso'ed canvas, as well as the inspiration pallette, tools, etc.



above: the painting.


above: tissue paper overlay---some john derian italian handwritten letter. perfect.


above: paper cutting and letter choosing.
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and as you play on that blank canvas, something comes to life.
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the finale: i ended up turning a blank canvas into a sign for my art fair booth.
(which i hadn't known about when i started the project)
it simply became.


above: the finished product.
and a proud cardmaker!
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let's be honest: i'm not that fancy or anything.
but i'm passionate about paper. glue. beauty.
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i believe in the process.
how long it takes.
how much it asks of us.
as individuals.
as humans.
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if you're in or around louisville this weekend,
please stop by and see some of my most recent work.
i'll be at the old fashioned 4th of july in crescent hill at the peterson-dumesnil house
all day saturday and sunday
and
i would love to see some of you!
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i have 100+ new pieces to sell
handmade cards/journals/canvases, etc
a few peeks of the new work:






hope to see you there!
xoxox stephanie

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I hope the fair goes well! Wish I could come. :) Your new cards are gorgeous.