Friday, June 21, 2013

{Library Card Collage № 1} Getting Underway

Serendipity led me to create a colorful collage on a library card this morning! It all started with my customary visit to Pigment of My Imagination, the blog of my dear friend and very talented artist Michelle Mathey. 

I noticed that Michelle had linked her gorgeous Hot Pink & Orange creation to the Paint Party Friday site. Michelle is my artsy-partner-in-crime and paints the most beautiful girls with the funniest quotes and amazing backgrounds! Since I just finished a painting myself, Summer Moonset, I decided to pop over and join the festivities. Thanks Michelle!

And what a party indeed! I was delighted to spot the link of one of my favorite mixed-media map artists, and blogging friends, Mary C. Nasser! Mary's work is simply beautiful and I look forward to her New Work Wednesday post every week. In addition, Mary features a new map artist every Friday, and she has opened my eyes to a whole new world of map-inspired loveliness that I never even knew existed. Thanks Mary!

The Paint Party proved to be a lively place filled with art-loving party guests who shared their latest painterly creations. I decided to visit some of the links and leave comments which led me down a primrose-strewn path of loveliness to the color-drenched blog of illustrator and designer Diana Evans

It was here that i discovered Diana's 10 Minute Warm Up Challenge! Everything fell into place from that point. I shut the lid on my laptop and made a beeline for my studio where I found a pile of library cards, a book page from my Sea of Words mood board, Teal Color Shine from the Summer Moonset Painting, a silver pen, a sailboat stamp I bought on a whim at Michael's, and some gorgeous fabric and Washi tape from Liberty of London. I set to work and within a few minutes {possibly 10!} I had a happy collage of a silver sailboat with liberty print sails. That's an image that's been living in my head for a long time and it was so exciting to see it realized. Thanks Diana!

And that's the epic story of my serendipitous collage. I started out on a familiar course, sailed into uncharted waters, and ended up in a happy harbor. Thanks Kristin & EVA at Paint Party Friday!


  1. So glad you were inspired, Kimberly!
    Thank you for the shout out.
    There's always lots of inspiration at Paint Party Friday! :)

    1. Thanks Mary! I found so many wonderful artists and inspiration there! I will be back!

  2. Your library card collage is great... summery and lovely! And it is fun to see how you got there. Also I love your collage on the post below. Have a super weekend.

    1. Thank you so much Roxanne! I love the library card because it's small and can be completed quickly. Plus I just love anything to do with the library! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!