Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Everything you imagine is real

This is certainly one of my favorite artist quotes by Pablo Picasso.

Stampotique's Jill Penney seemed to be a perfect fit to sit on top of the Mushroom Forest with Caterpillar and Rabbit in the foreground. Of course I had to bend her little legs. 

With all the color inks and pigments I own I always seem to reach for black.  Maybe it's the (retired) elementary art teacher in me that is always drawn to black on white paper -- it's that "pop" I would train the kids to say in kindergarten on. When they got to second grade they had to use the term "contrast" -- but "pop" we all liked so much better.

Color balance, and texture variety, and always text (inspired by Paul Klee). So many years working with kids I realized I work the way I teach.

And a little humor doesn't hurt.

My card is simple, but I go for the pop.  Hope you enjoy it.


  1. A beautifully choreographed combination of stamps and text for this fun piece, Janet! Love the coloring! Good luck with your application for the Stampotique DT!

  2. Such a beautiful card Janet, Good luck :) xx

  3. You know how much I love your creations, glad you joined in on the call and best of luck!

  4. I adore this! Everything about it is just wonderful!