Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Art -- A Collaboration



Yes indeed, this is another wonderful collaboration with my art friend Phyll. This is my third collab, and it's been awhile since I did the last one. I love doing collaborations, but it's a lot different and more challenging than making art alone. This one was especially challenging for me, because Phyll's background (the first picture) was made out of polymer clay and baked. She stamped into it with various items. The texture on it is so yummy.

I didn't quite know how to do my part due to the great texture on it. I love what she did, and considered it a stand-alone piece on its own. But I did have to finish it, and I was stumped as to what to do. I looked through some of my stashes and pulled out some things I thought would work on this piece, then I jumped in with both feet. This is not my typical art style, and I felt out of my comfort zone, because all I really did was glue on all these various pieces to embellish what Phyll had done. I loved her background and didn't want to cover up too much of it, I wanted it to shine through.

So, this is how it turned out, and I must admit I do like it a lot. I think it would look great in a nice frame, but that's up to Phyll. The work she did on my background is spectacular and I love it, but I haven't taken any pictures of it yet. When I do, I'll post that piece too.

I am so pleased to finally be able to post some new art. I felt so bad about neglecting my blog, but other than this, I didn't have any new art to post. When you're fighting cancer, other things become secondary. For me, that included art too.

I finished this over a month ago, but didn't get it sent to her until last week. I asked her to email me the pictures, since I hadn't taken any, so I could post it on my blog. The pictures came today, so here it is on my blog. I'm doing the happy dance.

23 comments:

Tammy Freiborg said...

You two are great collaborators. I would have been terrified to start gluing. Great work! Sending you strength and comfort for the fight ahead!

Dawn said...

Val the two pieces come together beautiful, this collab really worked well... the background was a piece of art in itself but you DID enhance it with the pieces you applied, I love it, but more than that I LOVE that you have felt in the mood to CREATE again, I am doing that happy dance with you

Bless you friend xxx big hugs
Dawn

Lorena said...

Val, I love this collaboration! You're right--the textures are so rich and yummy just in these pictures. I can only imagine what they must look and feel like in person! Sometimes, all it takes is just a touch here or there and you're done. You completed Phyll's background perfectly!

Red said...

Beautiful piece. Glad to see you back in the swing of life. You go grrrrlllll.

Lorena said...

Val, I love this collaboration! You're right--the textures are so rich and yummy just from the pictures. I can only image what they look and feel like in person! Sometimes all you need to do is add a touch here and there to finish a piece. You've complemented Phyll's background just perfectly!

Cynthia Powell said...

Welcome back Val-Love this piece! It is awesome! :-D

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Val, it's fantastic! I love it. I thrive on challenges! So glad you are doing a come back. May you continue healing ahead!

Jean said...

Thats great Val I will dance with you. Jean

Lindart said...

It all works very well together!

Shelley said...

Simply wonderful!

christygrant said...

I am so happy to see some "Val (& Co.) art." It had to be a good feeling to have created something again. Hugs and love!

Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great collaboration.

Nola Burkhard said...

Val--You've got some great stuff here--love the richness of the projects and the color combo's. TFS, Nola from the Yahoo group.

Kim said...

Wonderful to see you back Val! I know what you mean... after being sick for three weeks (a brief minor thing compared to you) I was so happy to post something creative recently, I too felt like dancing. I am celebrating with you!

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Oh Val it's great to see the piece we were talking about the other day.
You did a great job on it and yeah I think it would look fab in a frame!

One Creative Queen said...

Hey sweetie - It's so great to see that illness didn't affect your creativity. This is AWESOME!! I just love it - the texture almost jumps off the computer screen. You always create works of beauty - and it's just really nice to have you back at it. You've been missed!

Post when you can, do art when you're up to it, and remember, you are loved. xx

Linda said...

These are amazing! So good to see you doing art again!

Gail P said...

Gorgeous, and how cool that you not only created something, but did so outside of your comfort zone. Kudos!

brigitte said...

it's an awesome piece. You two work great together.

PAMO said...

Beautiful Val!! Welcome back!! Hugs!

bohemian art chick said...

Very nice, excellent placement.

Thats coolyou share doing art, im to stingy to let anyone touch my work lol

Sharon House, Victoria, B.C. Canada said...

Oh this is so yummy! Great collaboration between the two of you.
I am so glad that you are well enough to start dabbling with your art again. You are one brave woman!

Sharon
http://mystoryart.com

RekindleMe said...

Wonderful pieces, Val! Looks like you had a great time! So happy to see a new post from you!