Today's shoot is for an album cover (I suppose I should say "cd" cover but it just doesn't sound the same!). We really do have the most interesting friends, Rich is a member of the band Midnight Soundtrack and was looking for the country landscapes required for his photo shoot. I called one of my peeps and now Rich has 2 farms to work with this afternoon!
I hope your day is as much fun as mine and that you're also making memories with friends on this sunny Sunday.
The above is one of my favourite creations to date, I titled it "Sweet Nectar". I love how the folded pages offer random pops colour. The book and the hummingbird pages are from 1965 and the pages of the flower are from a 1940's novel.
Several weeks ago I entered it in the Four Points Contemporary Art Competition and yesterday I found out that I was one of the artists that had been given an Award of Excellence for their entry. The competition is juried and based out of Texas which means that I have won an international art award!
This is my 2nd award in the past 3 months and I am overwhelmed by the support I have found in the arts community. When I started "playing with paper" I never envisioned that this is where the path would lead, I am blessed with an extraordinary life, all because I'm naive enough to try different things.
I've heard it said that our tombstones hold two dates with a dash between them and that dash represents our time spent on this earth. These pieces I create are one of the many ways that I'm trying to make the most of my "dash". I encourage you to do something today that puts you on the path less travelled, try something that you've always wanted to do, take a chance. Remember to take the time to dance upon your dash