Thursday, November 4, 2010

If . . .

Shimelle suggested using the phrase "If I hadn't . . . " to look at how various chain reactions lead us to certain places in our lives.  This art journal page called "Thank you Cupid" explains how I came to my real life job of being a professor:
If I hadn't fallen in love with Paul,
I wouldn't have had to move to upstate New York.
If I hadn't failed to get a clerkship in Syracuse,
I wouldn't have had to move to Ithaca.
If I hadn't opened the Cornell catalog,
I wouldn't have found Industrial and Labor Relations.
If I hadn't gotten my Masters of ILR,
I wouldn't be teaching labor law and writing
about the world of work.
So, thank you Cupid!
November, 2010
The background uses a technique called underpainting and the hinges are made using the "Industrial Grunge" technique which Linda is featuring in this week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at the Studio L3 blog.  The artwork is from a Diego Rivera mural in Detroit, Michigan.

11 comments:

Amy said...

You've had a great journey Rinda :-)

alexa said...

Lovely page - and off to explore your helpful link. Your rusted hinges are very realistic!

humel said...

Yay for Cupid! And yay for your lovely page :-)

Liberty :) said...

great "if" rinda!

laurie b said...

so cool how you combined your real life job and your art with this page. it sounds like things feel in place just right in your life - with a little help from cupid, of course!!!

Mommy2CVC said...

Very nice! Love it!

Sian said...

It's a funny old world, isn't it? I loved reading the progression in this and wondering just where it was going to lead

Terry said...

I know all about upstate NY as I was born there!! Such a small world! This is a stunning piece and I love the "Cupid" story! Have a great weekend!

Julie Shoemaker said...

Catching up on your blog Rinda, some really wonderful art. Have I told you how much I enjoy your personal transparency show in your art and on your blog. I particularly love the note to your daughter. I can so relate to that, I raised two girls. Thanks for all of your continued inspiration...enjoy the time you have to do art, I think you've earned it!

The Scrappy Tree said...

I love this page Rinda, you have a lovely style :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Rinda, what a wonderful way to use the Industrial Grunge technique! This is an amazing work of art, and a very powerful and meaningful exercise in appreciation and awareness. That image is incredible!

I love the soul you put into everything you create! Your work really touches people's hearts.