Before the Tubbs fire destroyed my home and everything I owned, I had been just a few days short of creating a Daily Graces piece for a year. It took me a bit to get back to where I could create these again (which is why they are called Daily Graces Return). But I have now reached #300 and felt grace a fitting theme for the day. The quote is from the hymn Amazing Grace.
Decided to just experiment and play today using portions from a couple of paintings and some digital graphics. Experimentaion is a key to Imagination.
The collaged portion of this piece is part of my new collage series, Vessels of Beauty.
In honor of poet Mary Oliver who recently passed away.
Quote is by St. Jerome. Elements used from AWAKE, and the face was found on Pinterest and is by Hendrik Kerstens.
No text to this piece. It morphed into playing with backgrounds and elements from a variety of digital kits; from ItKuPilli and E-scape and Scrap. Inspired by a piece in the book, “The Collage Ideas Book.”
For those of you new to my blog, these Daily Graces began over a year and a half ago. I started creating a digital montage with a quote or scripture verse or an encouraging phrase. I had just about gotten to the one year point when the northern CA Tubbs fore destroyed my home. All that was left was ashes and my husband, dog, myself, and one car were all we had time to save. Everything material was gone. It took me a while to re-collect all of my digital images and several companies let me download even more than I had originally bought out of the kindness of their hearts. So that is why these pieces are called Daily Graces Return. Like a phoenix, creativity can once again rise out of the ashes. If you are considering adding creativity to your life, go for it; it can bring peace and calm, and help relieve the stresses of everyday life.