|On the back it reads. "Plant a picking garden!" Aren't the colours smashing? The creator of this work of art is Elaine Millar and you may find her at Photoworks.|
I made a tag today. I know, you may have to sit down and catch your breath. It's a rare occasion. I was pondering how some of the bloggers who inspire me would deal with this tag. Let me see: VALERIE would have corrugated cardboard as a base, hand painted it with texture paint, and burned it with a heat gun. Then she would have hand painted, cut out and stuck on beautiful images created from rubber stamps. I'm sure a few more pieces of 3D material would have made it onto the surface. Hmmmm .... nothing like mine. MARIE. Well, Marie in a past life was a florist, so the cage would definitely have been filled with flowers which had been high glossed to give them body. Perhaps the cherries would still be blossoms. It would be dramatic. Hmmmmm .... nothing like mine. Then there is GERRI. Her tag would have been pink trimmed with gold German scrap. The cage would be covered in glitter and the bird would be wearing diamond earrings. Hmmmm ... nothing like mine. LENNA might have used her water colour crayons on the base. She would have cut the die from a transparency photograph she took herself of an old wooden barn. The bird is made from a leaf with a feather she found on the beach for it's wing. Lenna would teach us the process. Hmmmm ... nothing like mine. CAROLYN'S tag would be very sophisticated, and beautifully executed in every way. The theme might be Asian. hmmmm, nothing like mine. DONNA'S would have 22 kinds of you know whose ink on them, 6 different techniques on the same tag, and full of embellishments and stamps from 3 different companies. Is all this causing a little smile yet? :o)
So I've been thinking ... isn't it simply grand we are all so different? Isn't it simply grand each of us is a totally unique being, capable of creating in our very own personal voice? Don't compare. There is no better or worse. There is 'different', there is 'unique'. There is absolutely wonderful in it's own right. I do think it's incredible. Here's mine ... :o) (Forgot to punch the hole -- see I told you I don't do this often.) Thank you all for your uniqueness. It is an honour for me to have crossed your paths.
|Oil Cloth and card stock. A couple of you know whose distress inks, a little stamping and it's over.|
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of Time, you are incomparable. ~ Brenda Ueland