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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A new journal pamphlet

Cover  journal pamphlet (lg)

I started this journal pamphlet tonite. Can you see the folds? I created the cover with acrylics and graphite, and Inktense. It is made on hot press paper. I don't really care for hot press unless I am doing collages, the paper is very smooooth. Anywho,,,, I was going to post one of my favorite paintings but, my creative spirit went in another direction. That happens a lot. I hate rules, I dislike guidelines, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to being creative!

The girl in my painting feels trapped. She is actually very sad, although she looks bewildered. She never lets anyone know when she is sad. She is being held by love trees, and only then she realizes that reading all of self help books in the world can't help her state of mind.

9 comments:

Gwen said...

I love this! It seems a different sort of person for you, really like it.

We need to get together...

WingingIt said...

i hear the message loud and clear...i am feeling trapped by the life of my own making...yikes...it was very important when i was younger to be more successful in the world as others saw me...i am soooo done with that....i am now ready to simplify and downsize!!! thanks for the artwork this morning!!!

BuTT UgLee said...

OK ... now you pissed me off! first thing i do this morning is open your email. Yep! Time for the UgLee cry. Damn You!

Hey all you gals out there ....

Let's all get together ... throw all of our books in a bonfire, sip some fine wine, stumble around, pee our pants, sleep in late, go out for breakfast and play with all of our art stuff all day. THEN ... the 10 sexiest men in the world, from People Magazine, will come take us all to dinner!

I'm not sad any more.

Tara - Your work heals.
UgLee

Tara Ross Studios said...

Thank you so much! You get me!

UgLee,,, yes, women unite! Let's go for it!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi tara!
oh i love her and her story that wrote!
what a wonderful post!

suziart said...

Oh, you is singing my song!!! Love this!!!
And hey Butt UgLee, I like all that, but not the peeing pants part!

sMacThoughts said...

Love trees! It's wonderful. And so true about all those books!

Abby Creek Art said...

Ain't that the truth...about the self-help books I mean! Great piece, Tara!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

That is so true! Help books. I read so many, my god! My mind is full of information years reading books and books. I threw them all away. Enough of those. My self help book is my art and nature. I have all the answers I need just by doing art, yip!

Love your post Tara! and love the little girl. I want a party of friends with wine laughter talk talk giggle some more and have an art gathering and more wine and food, and lots of chocalate!!!