Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Plumrose


My wonderfully supportive friend Sharon sent me this beautiful key chain explaining that 'since I have seem to have a foot in many worlds, it would be sure to hold the keys for taking me wherever I wished'. A treasure indeed! It twinkles its spells at me daily. "Believe" it whispers and I close my eyes and wrinkle my nose until I'm whisked off on adventures with the elves and the fairies.



One place I often stop to visit on these travels is Sharon's enhanting Plumrose Lane to meet the creative sprite who dwells in its hidden nooks. We've been working together on weaving some words for her creative business and, of course, she created my new blog template. You really should visit. Come, take my hand and follow me through the whispering mists and take a deep breath of the intoxicating magic... Maybe we'll meet Plumrose herself...

Many ingredients whirled in the air as I waved my paintbrush over this piece - collaged papers, fragments of stories, musical mystery, coloured pencils (prisma and inktense), alcohol inks, rubber stamped script and a new purchase - modelling paste which gave that wild tangled texture to her hair.

This creation serves many purposes. First and foremost it is a thank you to Sharon - I wanted to capture something of the magical spirit of Plumrose Lane for her. I'd also like to enter it into a couple of challenges.

Mixed Media Monday - for trying something new - my modelling paste! What fun this is - although it does take hours to dry... Next think on the shopping list is that crackle stuff...

The Three Muses - the printed word. Well, it seems to be my trademark to include some collaged old book in my paintings so this was an easy one - plus I have my gorgeous old script stamp adding its poetry. There was actually a touch more old book in this painting but I'm afraid it disappeared under layers of paint and paste.

37 comments:

  1. I would love to leave a proper comment but I can't see through the tears to do so... I'm so immensely touched and honored.
    Namasté dear friend ~
    ♥Sharon

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  2. Oh... she's beautiful by the way -the painting - , absolutely beautiful (and enchanting, and mysterious and... I love her)!

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  3. Plumrose is beautiful. I can't believe her eyes. Just amazing.
    I love your post all the way. Wish I could see the keychain a bit better. It's hard to tellwhat's what, at least for my old eyes.

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  4. Just wanted to let you know I added your blog button to my blogs to follow list

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  5. HI Lisa...Fabulous...mega-gorgeous art!! wow..dazzling!

    and super lovely keychain..magical indeed!

    Have a sparkling day full of magic and beauty everywhere!
    Victoria~

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  6. Wow ... just lovely (both the art and the reason for it). Isn't it wonderful to have friends! :)

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  7. I love the painting! Simply lovely! I love the journey's you take us on also. I will check out plumrose!
    Hugs and happy creating.

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  8. Lisa, you've captured Sharon so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  9. Beautiful art and I love your subtle incorporated word in the piece. I will check out the lovely link!

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  10. Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog the other day, I love your drawings! It's nice to hear from fellow bloggers! Charlie

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  11. Lovely, she's lovely and so is the jewelled chain.

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  12. She is gorgeous, and I too think the key chain is great and wish I could see it better, my eyes are getting old also.

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  13. I do believe there is magic in that key chain.
    Your blog really is enchanting.
    And
    this piece of art is wildly wonderful!

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  14. Love your girl, especially those dark lips. Your girl artwork are getting better and better!

    I'm still "digesting" all the material of the mermaid course plus organizing the art supplies. (sigh). Too much to catch up.

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  15. What a beauty!!! Love the key chain too.

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  16. Oh so gorgeous! She's beautiful. The key chain is luscious and magical. xx

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  17. Beautiful. She is fantastic and of course I love the worded layer so much.

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  18. What a beautiful painting, full of depth and richness. Sharon will treasure it I know :)

    And the keychain she sent to you is gorgeous - I have a couple of her keychain's myself so I know first hand how fab they are! x

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  19. she's just magical....in every way.

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  20. Wonderful painting. I also love the keychain.

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  21. What a beautiful tribute to Sharon and I LOVE that painting- her eyes are so powerful! Love your new blog look too!

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  22. Beautiful and so meaningful! And that keychain is beautiful too. I'm off to check out plumrose.

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  23. She is gorgeous, Lisa!! Isn't the modeling paste so fun?! The Golden's crackle paste--even funner!!

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  24. Hi Lisa!!!! Yay..i am soooo thrilled...I just recieved your beautiful package in the mail..Hooray! Wow..she is so gorgeous, I love her, she feels powerful as i hold her in my hands..and i adore this magnificent piece of art created by such talent as you!

    Thankyou..I love the beautiful card and everything you so thoughtfully wrote( and funky wrapping paper too..awesome)
    I will treasure this piece...it means alot to me..so happy to have met you. She looks perfect in my home...she will bring me alot of joy..THANKYOU!

    Wishing you great blessings and magic for your generosity of your beautiful art!
    Victoria~

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  25. Magical pieces for a magical friendship ... Thank you for sharing both :)

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  26. A very striking painting! Love the colours you have used.

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  27. beautiful!!!!
    oh and thank you very much for her link, i am loving her too!

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  28. Wow, this is stunning, love those eyes!

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  29. what a beautiful painting! Those intense eyes are obviously seeing something wonderful!

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  30. She is gorgeous, love the colours and tones you have used, texture paste is great isn't it? I really love it too and it's worked so well for her hair here, well done!

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  31. I Lisa, I adore modelling paste too :-) Love your piece!

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