Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration for me...

A few postings ago I shared about my obsession with Mary Jane shoes and my unused stamp. Well, here is a 5 x 7 piece of artwork I made as inspiration for myself.
I used my stamp and embossed it with shiny black as in patent of my favorites.
I painted the canvas with gesso and then Golden Fluid acrylics and used my favorite colors...Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) and Ultramarine Blue.
I used Golden Gel medium to adhere the "gold leaf" which is actually a golden colored wrapper from some chocolate I ate...yummy.
Then I embellished the entire canvas with buttons, ribbon, thread and heart shaped rhinestones.
Now my stamped Mary Janes took center focus with some photo corners. I left the stamped piece loose as I could change out the black shoes for another color if I want to.
All in all this is merely an artistic piece I made for myself as inspiration and to remind me of how far I have come on this creative journey I am on. I had fun making it and I am enjoying viewing it each day as I enter my studio where I have it hanging on a wall of lots of fun items.
Please tell me what is your favorite inspiration piece that helps you be creative?
Keep creating...


  1. Your inspiration piece is wonderful!

  2. Great stamp and a wonderful art piece! One of my greatest sources of inspiration is flickr--I love all the eye candy there :-)
    Love your idea of making an inspiration piece for yourself too!

  3. That mystery comment was from me :-)

  4. You are so creative! Love your inspiration piece. love it. Thank you for visiting me and leaving sweet comments. I will be back to visit yoiu again.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Janets Creative Pillows

  5. I love it, this is truly inspirational!
    Love those Mjs!

    You would love Polymer clay if you tried it. so simple and fun and easy..
    hugs, Darlene xo


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