This weekend a new kind of art emerged from within. I have wanted to make an assemblage for so long. I have collected, purchased and displayed old objects just for this purpose, but I never had the courage to begin.
With the change of the season I knew it was time. I found a word I liked, a beat up tin box, some mosaic images, a metal butterfly and I was ready. My husband got out his Dremel, bought me some small drill bits, new glue and it was time to construct.
I call this piece "emergence" in honor of the beginning of a new artistic challenge.
Beauty emerges from that which is old. Patterns emerge from the past. Happiness emerges from creating. Art emerges from the soul.
Below is a collection/collage from this moment in time. A new mosaic, the beginning of a painting, a lovely card and gift from Lynne... a closer look will allow you to read the labels...
I still savor the notes I took from hearing Nick Bantock in October.
This little tablet goes with me everywhere.
And my Sunstone mosaic. A few weeks ago I began an Art Club after school on Thursdays. At first I wouldn't commit, as I wanted to get home to work on projects. But a sweet "mom" talked me into it. I got out my glass and stones and the eight girls brought wood and their own glass, rocks, shells and stones.
Their work has just begun, but I know it will be beautiful. I wanted to finish mine to show them how a finished product looks. The mom who talked me into the club, stays and helps, and has a beautiful talent herself. Two other moms came too and each are making their own mosaic. I just get home about a half an hour later and it is well worth it...