Thursday, April 23, 2009

Persimmons is CLOSED this weekend.

That's right I am going on vacation!!! A little weekend getaway with the love of my life and a couple of old friends and I am so excited!

In the meantime enjoy a work in progress that I started and almost finished today...

It is huge...30 by 40. It was so much fun to do. I took little bits from my life. Like pictures of my loves, a poem Glenn wrote to me when we were dating, an old newspaper clipping of our family winning a grand prize drawing from Shopko (it was a trip to Disneyland!!) and other great little memories. I started it with a painting from my birthday party last year that I didn't love. Every time I have a party I put out a canvas and paint and ask my friends to add a little before they leave but this one was just way too busy. Glenn did write I love you on it so I never wanted to cover it...that is until I thought of this idea. I started by laying out larger pieces of paper, photos and labels. When most of the space was filled in I added smaller elements. Once I had all of the paper down I started accenting with acrylic paint and marker. There is still much to do...more layers of marker, paint, and whatever else I decide to put on it. I think it may be a never ending project which is what makes it so fun. I am calling it my life painting.

I really want to thank my art "sisters" in the melange team on etsy. It is really because of them and the new challenge that I found what I am sure is my true style. They are all very special friends to me and although we may never meet I cherish their friendship and inspiration! So hugs to all of you.


Have a great weekend...I know I will!!

10 comments:

ArtSnark said...

Hope you have a great time :D
Your new piece is so fun & lively!

Lucy said...

Yes, Kim--I really think you are coming into a signature style and it's wonderful. What a treat for us all to see you evolve as an artist. :) Enjoy your much deserved weekend getaway!!

Kathy said...

I am picking out faces of sweet lil Molly in that piece.
Have a wonderful time away with your honey and your friends...I love this new style, and I will own me one soon....
Hugs and Love right back to you "sister".

Linda Hardy said...

I knew you would do something like this again after I saw your entry! It's way to fun to pass it up!

Congrats, it looks amazingly fun :)

Linda

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Oh my, what a glorious, colorful, happy creation. Kim, you definitely did outdo yourself on this. And the Melange team is blessed by you and your friendship sweet girl.

Chrisy said...

Have a fabulous time...and love your art piece...what a great idea...

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a gorgeous fun piece, and won't it always be so fun to look at every day !!!

whyte said...

Kim, that is fabulous, you just blow me away with how fast your ideas materialize and you come up with a finished treasure. I'd be lookin' at a year to do something like that!!!! It is fabulous!!
---Pat

PCarriker said...

Lovely work Kim! So many things tied together so beautifully. You will love having your own work displayed. I did two pieces for my home and don't know why I had not done it sooner. It feels good to create for yourself.
xoxo

glimmering prize said...

love this! way to go sista!