Friday, 26 October 2012

Mapping friendship


Doubly inspired - by both Orly Avineri's class and my beautiful friends on our round robin journal swap, I created this piece that maps our friendships. Layers of maps, letters, postage remnants and scraps from here and there* while the watchful eyes offer up the gateway to the soul.

Our round robin has wrapped eight friends together through art. Next stop on the journal's journey is the original owner, so I'm incredibly excited as I anticipate the arrival of mine back in the post any day now.

We have resolved to share all through a little blog party, so watch this space to share in the globe-trotting wonders.

While we're on the subject of parties - I'm sharing this with the Paint Party Friday revellers.



(*including one from Orly - or it might have been Teesha - it's the transparent piece over the right eye with the 4 on).

33 comments:

  1. You are a master at eyes Lisa! I had to click on this picture to see all the details (I think I recognize Tammy's embrace life paper ribbon) But those eyes steal the show...looking upward and inward...yes! Art Heals♥♥♥

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  2. Oh how gorgeous- I LOVE all the layers and the way the eyes are the most important of this piece. I agree, another magical part of being an artist is the gift it gives back to us every time we create!
    xx

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  3. Love it! Are those your own eyes? Beautiful soft colors and layers!

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  4. OMG! Love that spread!!! I could stare into those eyes all day :D XXX

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  5. Great layers and wonderful eyes! :)

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  6. Wonderfully creative and of course the eyes steal the show ~ well done ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  7. I love the colours in this and how the eyes dominate the piece. lovely.

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  8. she looks as though she sees right through me ... as a good friend should! Love this piece and the round robin swap idea!

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  9. Beautiful haunting eyes! Watching us...

    How wonderful it will be to get a travelling journal back!

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  10. I think this piece is just stunning. Those eyes are absolutely gorgeous and hold so much mystery. Can't wait to see the journal when it arrives back to you. What a great idea.
    Happy PPF

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  11. Terrific layers and very magical page. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  12. I'm so excited to see what everyone is up to this week. I love all the inspiration....feeds my soul. Lucky to have you guys! AND AND I AGREE.. those eye are amazing. What a beautiful piece!

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  13. What fun this looks! Will be fun to see what you all did with each other's journals!

    Smiles
    xo

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  14. Super beautiful..the whole piece reminds me of a butterfly wing with these images appearing on the wing..like gorgeous shadows of light and imprints of words.

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  15. this is gorgeous-love those beautiful eyes and all the layers peeking thru! Happy PPF!

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  16. Your round robin journal swap sounds delightful and your work is amazing this week!
    I do love maps! ;)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. I am loving the transparent layers... so lovely... and the sketchbook round robin sounds like fun... will be great to get it back... I would be very excited...
    PS episode 2 of S4 wss better... oh my giddy aunt he is making me slightly mad...xx

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  18. Beautiful, Lisa. The layers and colors are just fantastic.

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  19. oh, gosh, this is beautiful. the transparencies in the drawings and the visible layers and the golden springy palette and the eyes shining through -- I love!

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  20. That page is simply stunning!
    So happy you've been with us on the Blogtoberfest12 ride... can you believe we're almost done?
    Kat xx

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  21. Another really mysterious painting, such layers and depths. Really enjoyed looking and looking at this picture.

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  22. I'm with Jez, so mysterious. The eyes are pensive and defensive... only letting those worthy past that layer! Very interesting and beautiful piece!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. I love all those layers. It feels as if I could dive in to their depths for inspiration. You are fab at doing eyes. They seem so real as if looking right at me. Great spread - I wonder what Tammy's surprise could be? I hope she shares when she gets her journal back.

    I am over half way through completing your journal pages & hope to finish this weekend - so hopefully you'll not have long to wait.

    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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  24. What an awesome undertaking....and exciting to get your book back filled with art and words of friendship! Your spread is beautiful :)

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  25. Gorgeous work lisa! The layers give it depth and a really soft, ethereal feel, and those eyes are hypnotic!

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  26. What a gorgeous page! I love the layers...and ohhh those eyes!

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  27. Very pretty! I love the layers and I like how you made one eye somewhat obscured, it really adds to the depth, I think.

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  28. Very soft and mysterious. Love those glowing layers.

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  29. What an amazing picture - the composition is remarkable and it is so soft, yet so full of visual texture.

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  30. I really, really like this one. Her eyes are so penetrating. Beautiful job!

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  31. I really, really like this one. Her eyes are so penetrating. Beautiful job!

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  32. So very beautiful, so soft and lovely! gorgeous eyes! :)

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  33. Love it a lot. Nice eyes, nice collage, great colours :).

    Ev

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