Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brave Girls with Stickled Wings

My local mixed media group is having an altered book round robin.  The first book I received to work in had the theme "Adventures in Art" and was looking for examples of bold, brave, fearless art.  So, I made  a graffiti wall with some of my favorite brave art sayings, then placed four of my favorite stampotique brave girls in front and gave them stickled wings  and crowns. The scan really is much clearer if you click on the image to enlarge it!
This was inspired by this week's compendium of curiosities challenge to use distress stickles (I used scattered straw over vintage photo ink) and the current stampotique designs challenge to use wings.  Here's the quotes on the wall:
"She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly."
"She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible."
"She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues."
"She took the leap and built her wings on the way down."
"She was an artist and her life was her canvas."
"She woke up one day and threw away all of her excuses."
All quotes from the book She by Kobi Yamada.
Have you done anything brave lately - artistically or otherwise?

23 comments:

debs14 said...

Sometimes you don't realise you are being brave until after the event and you look back and think 'how did I do that?'. I love the quote about missing a great deal by being sensible, how true that is, we all need to act a little irresponsible (within reason!) at times. What is it that they say about acting your shoe size and not your age?!

scrappyjacky said...

I love the 'she woke up one day and threw away all her excuses'...that is a quote I should seriously think about!!
The Stampotique girls are just perfect for these pages.

helena said...

great page, love the quotes - reminds me of a SARK saying 'you can dance through life and still be responsible'.

quite a few people think I'm brave in moving country and becoming self-employed - I just think it was the thing I needed to do.

Sian said...

What a fabulous page - your quotes have made me smile and nod this morning and I have noted down the book so I can keep an eye out for it. Thanks, Rinda

Willy said...

Love your brave girls with wings, Rinda. Fabulous pages! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 13.

Basement Stamper said...

Great use of all the girls and I love the quotes you used on your altered book. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Karen said...

I love Yamada's books, but I don't own She. I can't decide which quote I like the best. All of them would have been very helpful at one time or another. I'm typically not a particularly brave woman, nor have I had the need to be. I guess that could be a good thing.

Cheryl said...

oh just love this what wonderful quotes,and such a delightful page,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Rinda, this absolutely ROCKS!!! I adore those Stampotique images, anyway, and you did such a cool layout with them. LOVE the graffiti! The Distress Stickles are the perfect, glimmering touch to this fabulous spread!

Moniqui said...

This is such a fun page! I love the quotes and of course the girls ;) Thanks for joining us at SDC!

Terry said...

Very cool page! Love the wings on the little darlings! Love those quotes!

Kaz said...

I love these pages, the texture looks fab. Thanks for joining us at SDC x

MarleneMAZ said...

Great page, I just love those girl stamps, must go look for them :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great page! I love those quotes, especially "She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible."

Netty said...

wow, love it, its terrific. Annette x

Julie Shoemaker said...

Great AJ page Rinda! Rockin'. TFS.

Toni said...

love love love this... great project and love your page... I hadn't heard of this book, but looked it up and just ordered it... can't wait to get it...adore so many of the quotes. thnx for the inspiration

Cheryl said...

Great job on these pages Rinda! Love the colors and neat quotes.

minnie_mac said...

Great texture from the background. Love the girls and the quotes.

Marilyn

donna said...

This is totally fantastic! Love the words and women and how you put it together!

Shar said...

Very cool pages! Awesome!

Kim said...

OMGOSH! This is just gorgeous. I love your pages. Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique this week!
:)
Kim

Carol said...

Great job, Maria! Love the background and how it makes 'the girls' POP! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.