Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Heart Art Challenge: Week 2

The basic idea for this weeks’ heart art challenge tag came from the book ‘1000 Artist Trading Cards’, a compilation of the work of hundreds of artists from around the world. Patricia Bolton, Editor-In-Chief of Quilting Arts Magazine and co-founder of the publication ‘Cloth Paper Scissors’, brought it all together in this full colour compendium of innovative and inspired mixed media ATCs.

I often find myself turning the pages of this book for creative inspiration and it never lets me down. No matter how many times I look, I always discover something new and interesting each time.

While my original intention for these tags was to use up bits & pieces left over from other art projects, I could not find enough suitable yellow or orange scraps in my stash! I had to go out and purchase some of patterned scrapbook paper for this one.

The phrase ‘Let your love shine’ is taken from a song written by Lawrence Eugene Williams (1935-1980) in the 1970s called ‘Let Your Love Flow’. It has been recorded by many artists over the years, but you can listen to the most familiar rendition by The Bellamy Brothers here.

The complete song lyrics are on the back of this tag. I had to make the font extremely small to get it all on but I did it!

Here is a link to Bea's Heart Art Challenge: Week 2 video and a photo of her creation for this week.

I already have an idea in my head for next week's Heart Art Challenge tag. I can't wait to get started on it. Hopefully, the ideas for the next 49 weeks come as easily to me.