Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Buried Treasure

Seth at The Altered Page has organized the Buried Treasure 2010 collaboration, and this is my contribution.
I had just about given up on doing any art, a long, boring story, but decided to give it one more go. So I signed up for some Yahoo groups & was in a few swaps, and then...I saw Chrysti Hydeck's article in CPS and a call for original art to be in a skinny book swap. I signed up and the pages below are the result. It was like I couldn't do wrong and my spirit soared! I sewed, painted, drew, used my own art & transparencies, glued, & more. I am so proud of these pages and here they are from 2008:

17 comments:

Jazz said...

They're lovely!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in total awe of your collages and mixed media pieces from this post. I really must continue reading your blog, so I have Seth to thank for that. These pieces are superb. You have a great eye for color and composition. Simply beautiful.

And I want to thank you beyond belief for the comment on my blog. It didn't even occur to me to post the follow up post, since I was trying to make it easy and quick for people on their Buried Treasure journey. I see I was wrong, and you pointed that out by hunting up the second one on your own. For that, I will be eternally grateful. I've added the link to the second post just because of YOU.

Now I'm off to read the rest of your blog.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Me again. Just wanted you to know I've been looking through your blog and I love all the swap entries for the swaps you have participated in. What surprised me was I had been to your blog earlier this month with the Project 2010 Dress-Up. I'm a real dufus at times, not putting two and two together. I love your art and want to feature you as my blog pick of the day. What better time than tomorrow (July 16). With my (seemingly) failing memory, I could forget if I don't do it soon (grin). So, tomorrow is your day, Joanie.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Joanie - I'm glad I stopped by - these are all wonderful and even better to see them in a group! You must be so happy you didn't pack it in. Never say never!

It looks like you enjoyed working with this dimension....width x 2 = height...I caught the bug about a year ago and I think I've created about 45!!!

Dawn said...

These are amazing pages so very creative!

Love Dawn xx

Monica said...

not only are these gorgeous, they don't succumb to the sameness that seems prevalent these days in journaling. very unique!

Marit said...

What a beautiful treasures were hidden to me... and now reveiled! Thanks for joining Seth's project, so I discovered you!!! !Thanks for all the inspiration! I'll be back for sure!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Dear Jazz, as always, thank you for dropping by! Your advice worked: I blog, I get comments. Woomppata rules!
Dar Elizabeth, you have given me a new burst of confidence. Thank you for all your kind words.
Dear Trudi, Thanks for stopping by. I think I will be doing more with this size!
Dear Dawn, I was on a creative roll, it seems! Thank you.
Dear Monica, that's what made me so happy about all these pages, that each was different. Thanks for seeing that.
Dear Marit, Thank you for being so kind & so excited. This was an exciting adventure, Thanks to Seth!

Karin Bartimole said...

WOW Joanie, these pages are terrific - I can understand your pride :) Wonderful unearthing of buried treasure here!!

Jeb said...

These are great! Don't think of giving up again!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Dear Karin, I was pleasantly surprised to see these pages again.
Thanks for the kind words. more, more! : )
Dear Jeb, I probably will get fed up from time to time, but I don't plan on giving up again. Thanks for your encouragement.

Svetlana said...

The composition and messages behind the images are great. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Zaheer said...

Love all of your variations in each of your collages. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your special post.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks Svetlana & Jill for your comments.
I appreciate what Seth does for us, this Buried Treasure was a great example.

Contessa Kris said...

I'm in love with your gorgeous stunning pages! If only I could be so creative! Love love love!

Thanks for stopping by my blog recently and commenting on various posts.

Steph said...

These pages are beautiful!!! I'm glad I found your blog and will definitely be back..
cheers
Steph

Joanie Hoffman said...

Dear Kris, you ARE that creative! and tanks for the kind words.
Dear Steph, please come back any time. And I will stop by to visit you! Nice how that works, right?