Thursday, October 22, 2009

You Alone Are You

you are you
(text reads, Who is it that says most? which can say more Than this rich praise, that you alone are you? )

Ya know, that Shakespeare fella really had a way with words. HA!

One of the goals I set out for myself earlier this week is to create 5 mixed media paintings to have on display, behind my art jewelry, during the up coming show. My plan is to create a few glass flat back beads in whatever color combination I am working in that day at the end of my torch session. Then, the next day, I have the beads to inspire the new painting I will work on.

I found a wonderful book of Shakespeare's Sonnets, copyright 1909, while at an estate sale recently. I randomly opened to a page and instantly these few lines of one sonnet spoke to me. I knew it would be the text added to this one. It also ended up driving the simpler feel to the mixing of medias (or medi, lol). I didn't add a lot of extra layers with papers or tissues. I tried to stay true to the words and know that just being what is was would be enough. Know what I mean?

you are you close up

What I think I will do is randomly pick the next few sonnet lines as well and let that mold the series of paintings. Yep, I like that idea. What I think is super cool too is that since I am making the beads at the end of each torch session, the art work ends up sorta coordinating with the jewelry. Check this out:

you are you matching necklace

The purple, orange, and blue from the painting carries over into my latest necklace design. (which is as of yet nameless) Okay, granted, the green background is kinda throwing things off, but trust me, it all looks beautiful together. I am actually starting to get excited about setting up my booth with this as a part of it.

you are you framed


TesoriTrovati said...

Goodness Kerry! Your creativity knows no bounds! I love this idea...I have a similar idea for display and have bought several canvases and paints, but just haven't taken that leap. And Shakespeare? You had me at hello! I love these... will you be selling them anytime soon? I can feel a new business venture coming on...
Enjoy the day!

Kerry said...

Thanks Erin!

I have thought about selling prints of my work, but get overwhelmed when I start to research printers and scanners and the cost of ink. It is a dream though, and I do hope to make it happen. Maybe Santa will be good to me this year and bring my what I need!

Shay Stone said...

Those paintings are great Kerry:) You definitely should be prepared for lots of people asking if they are for sale!

rosebud101 said...

Very nice, Kerry!

Gardanne said...

I just took a Nina Bagley workshop, she uses words and phrases in her jewelry which then guides the design. She does the same thing, she finds an old book of poetry, closes her eyes, and points.
It made me realize that sometimes I make the creative process more complicated than it needs to be.
Your paintings are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The mat and frame really set this one off. Glad you found some moments of bliss that day. :)