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Joyful Wall Hanging


I've discovered the joy of paper cloth....
I don't know if I'm doing it correctly but I sure am having fun doing...I enjoy the process, I find it very freeing and meditative. This little Spirit Figure has a door that opens on her cape that say's, "Oh peaceful heart stay with me." And the Elfen script at the top says, peace, joy, bliss...The beads are yellow turquoise, turquoise, and amethyst with crystals attaching her mask.







Being the insecure artists that I am I'm almost afraid to ask what you think?
I have art hop at a new, to me, gallery in February...should I introduce her to the public...or just enjoy the process and keep her home?

19 comments:

Vivian Helena said...

she is beautiful, show her off to the world.. It is a great wonderful leap, but says Julie completely. Keep making more!

Silke said...

Oh, this is sooooo cool! I love the way that looks. I am so intimidated by cloth!! Paper, no problem, but add anything that might have to be sewn and I just don't know... So glad you found my blog!!! Hugs, Silke

Snowbrush said...

I think I love the colors, the textures, the playfulness, and the 3-Dness.

Praying Horse said...

Oh my goodness, yes, let her be seen. She's wonderful!

Is the art hop local? If so, I'd love to attend your show.

Megan

Sue said...

Julie, I REALLY like how this paper cloth works up! Hmmmmmm, think I would like to try it.

Your Spirit Figure is amazing - so beautiful and soul-reaching.


Sue

MaryAnn said...

What a great wall hanging. I find that there really is no "right" or "wrong" way to make it. As long as it works for you then it is the right way.

julie mitchell said...

Thank you for the encouraging words...I like her too.
The art hop opening is in Fresno at Art by Hand...@ 732 N. Van Ness...I may have to be in Santa Clara that day so I may not be there...I will know by Tuesday.

Angela Recada said...

Oh Julie, I love her!!!!! I would definitely show her off.

Paper cloth is on my list of things to work with this year, too. It's nice to see that you've tried it and enjoyed it. Your piece turned out so well, I can't wait to try it out for myself, too! I love how you embellished your piece. Very, very nice!

Love and hugs,
xo
Angela

julie mitchell said...

Angela...thanks for the encouraging words...It's always a bit difficult to unveil a new work...we put so much of ourselves into them...it's almost the same as asking, 'do you like me?'
Yes, play with the paper cloth process it is fun, a bit messy and sticky...a lot like being back in grade school...flinging the glue, paper and paint!
hug, hug
ps...hope you enjoyed your hibernation..and glad you're back!

Kathleen Mattox said...

Julie, I really like the new wall-hanging and, like others who have commented, think she is certainly worthy of being shown at any art hop. I think there is no right or wrong with paper cloth, but I haven't done much with it as yet myself. It does appeal to me, too, as does exploring the whole DIY fabric realm that Sheila sent us the links for. I've been thinking of that avenue for quite some time now. It will be fun to see more fabric paper figures--maybe for the "Small Wonders" show?

Jasmine said...

Your work is wonderful. We have a chinese calender that was given to us last year. You know the sort looks like rolled bamboo with a painting on it, but is actually cleverly folded paper. We just pained it white in preparation for reuse. Well this post has inspired me. I will be back to visit again.

Diana Meade said...

Julie, It looks like the spirit has moved you once again to created a lovely piece of work. I love the colors and the softness, and she is great too.

Vickie said...

Very nice! I think the colrs and textures are wonderful. I like how whimsical it is!

lynne h said...

oh julie! i love this!! xo

Anita Stoll said...

The piece shows the joy you felt in its creation. She absolutely needs to be shown.

Sherry said...

Hi Julie,

I think this is a beautiful piece in all respects. The fabric paper looks amazing and the colours are gorgeous too. In my opinion, she should definitely be introduced to the public.

nologic said...

Beautiful is not good enough for this. I love the colors and the shading. The spirit doll has so much to share with those that will listen. It is a peaceful piece that makes me want to take deep breaths releasing the negativity of the day. I love it.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

This piece is absolutely beautiful and it caught my eye right away. I would definately introduce her. I would love something just like it for myself.

Many Blessings to You!

Kathy L said...

Julie

This new process is very organic. I think it will appeal to a lot of people! I really like the texture. The piece makes you want to get close and feel it.
k

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