"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

2.23.2011

unplanned goodies from an art studio


Here is the watch I splattered with paint, kind of fun don't you think...




I usually put a piece of paper or folder behind the page I am painting in my journal to keep the
previous page from getting paint on it.  This cross was made from a folder I had used multiple times.

15 comments:

Ophelia said...

What a gorgeous creation Mary!! I love how you also used your scrap paper...

Joji said...

As usual color dominates your creativity. That is one of my favorite parts of you.

katie purcell said...

LOVE IT! IT MAKES MY HEART HAPPY.

Buffy said...

I LOVE that watch,very cool. Also love that cross too.

jgr said...

What a cool watch and I love-love-love the paper!!!

Nancy said...

Mar, I think our minds have been going in the same direction...you painting watches and me shoes.......I love what you've done with the watch...so cool....and isn't it special to take left overs and make something so special out of it....The cross is awesome......

Love you girlfriend...

The Crafts House said...

...now that is my kind of watch!!My glasses seem to have a strange splattering of paint everyday..i had heard of the expression looking through "rose tinted glasses"..mine would be "inky tinted glasses"!
sandra

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I LOVE that watch!!!!! You could so sell those and very quickly Mary. It is beautiful and artsy! Did you have to put a glaze of some kind on top of the paint?

Hugs,
Lee Ann

PaperPumpkin said...

That watch screams joyously, "MARY!!". I LOVE it! Your cross is beautiful. I'm smiling that your scraps reused are even gorgeous.

Mary said...

Thanks you all...Lee Ann, no I did not put anything on top of the paint. I had paint on the watch already, I just added a bunch more. Will see how it wears.

Bevie said...

hehehe I knew you were going to use those papers you previously used to keep paint from going thru to the next page in your journal, but making them into a cross was an awesome idea...you are such an inspiration...I remember only a little touch of paint on that brown leather watch, now it has so much character...I love it...Hope it wears well, but if not you can always paint it again then seal it!!!
(((hugz))) my little sister!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

I used a few pieces of the bristol board blotter that has been covering my desk for a long time in some of my art this week too. Love the unexpected treasure soemthing with so many layers of paint can provide.
And the watch...just gorgeous, Mary !
Happy Accidents !

Jennifer Richardson said...

You are amazing!
I love it....makes me wanna
belt out "Free Bird" :)
Beautiful!
-Jennifer

Martha Lever said...

Beautiful cross and a very cool watch, Mar!!!

Bren said...

you got to love it, art you can wear and it's so you Mar.