Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paint Party Friday: One Painting, Endless Possibilities...


It's time for another Paint Party Friday and I'm excited!  We're having a beautiful week, so I grabbed my easel and headed outside...


This painting was inspired by Connie Hozvicka's "Abstract Adventures" workshop (part of 21 Secrets).  The process is similar to the one I use when making my collage papers, but with greater attention to the heart and body connection to art making.  It is refreshing (and challenging!) to quiet my mind and let loose.  I have a tendency to over think things, so I really appreciate Connie's intuitive approach.

After I stopped painting, I felt the restlessness of not being finished, but it didn't need more paint... It needed something radical...


So I cut it up!
(Sorry, Connie!)

After I cut it up, I couldn't resist playing with the pieces...
("before" on the left, "after" on the right)







If you remember this post, then it should be no surprise that I "found" an elephant among the pieces!

I guess I could have stopped there... But I didn't!


I mounted all of the pieces on an 18 x 24 canvas.  I loved the way it looked like a patchwork quilt, which made me think...


It would be a great background for a mixed media painting...


Or would be the perfect start to one of my "reverse" paintings!

One painting, endless possibilities!

I'd like to finish today's post by thanking Dawn for reminding me of the following quote (and providing me with some daisy inspiration)!

"I love daisies...  They're so friendly.  Don't you think that daisies are the friendliest flowers?"
-Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan's character in "You've Got Mail")

Daisies are my favorite flowers too.

Wishing you a weekend filled with all of your favorite things!


75 comments:

  1. oh Kristin!!! this post just made my day!!! you are an inspiration with all of these amazing pieces....and the cool backgrounds...wow!!! thank you...just what I needed!!!

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  2. I love it! Great idea and it does remind me of a patchwork quilt!

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  3. Wow Kristin, all these paintings are just amazing. You have really inspired me too. Thanks!

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  4. OMG kristin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is just amazing, what you've done. i keep staring. you know i know nothing: are the black lines a micron? what is the white?

    i cannot believe how you move from one whole to pieces to wholes and pieces and everything in between

    btw, about your comment about my comment: you are most welcome but it's simply true and i am lucky to be able to see you in action. i'm not the only one you inspire. wowowowowowowwowowow!

    this is my favorite post of yours, hands down. the wee elephant made me laugh silly

    love
    your pal
    kj

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  5. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I love what you did!

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  6. okay, i LOve the cut up patchwork. I really do. I think i will stalk out your link and see if the technique is shared.

    You use a Lot of color - which means... Yay!

    (because i Freakin Love color, my sistah)

    xx,
    Amy

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  7. Wow! What an awesome idea! Love the little pieces separate and mounted together. Just gorgeous!

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  8. Wow! Are you kidding me? Look at everything you've created from a single intuitive painting!! I am amazed! Love it! :)

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  9. Love your patchwork painting ... I'm gonna give it a try. Hope you don't mind ... :) Wonderful painting as usual!

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  10. wow. just wow. you are one of the most creative people i think i've ever met (virtually met anyway!) this is ingenious-how you saw different little scenes in each abstract square-i love it. your daisy pictures are beautiful- i think i particularly love the reverse one. but please tell me (am going to show my ignorance here!) how did you manage to do so many things with the same original artwork- are the scenes done by graphic design and how have you used the same background for 2.different backgrounds or did you have enough to make two canvases?

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  11. Incredible! If you are a true artist, and you if you're full of possibilities. Saludos

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  12. this is just fantastic! You are some talented lady!

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  13. Wow, talking about thinking outside of the box. You are an expert of it. Am totally stunned and amazed, you have opened my eyes to so many possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing, this has made my day.....wonderful. Annette x

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  14. Faberoonie!!! Just love this. I cut stuff up too and it does make for the most interesting prompts to start something fresh. Sometimes I even cut up the result of that too!

    I love the twists and turns of your imagination - what an inspiring post. I bet you've got all our Muses terribly excited now!

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  15. I was loving this post so much, love the patchwork effect and felt like a kid again when you made picture out of the images (like making pictures out of clouds) and then I got to the end and wow thank you I am so happy that I inspired some of your amazing work.

    On an after thought; I may have to watch this film again, this is my fave part of the film when he (Joe fox)knows who she is and she has no clue ;0) that they have been talking for ages via e-mail. I have the original film this was based on 'the little shop around the corner' also wonderful. And I have daisies in my garden
    I do love them. Sorry for going on ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

    Love Dawn xx

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  16. Oh Kristin I love this!!! What a fantastic post you have managed to create so much inspiration in me, to try a new way of approaching my art, thank you sooo much! I just love it all!!!! Your work is always so bright and vibrant, it also looks like a lot of fun I think I might see if I can try something like this for my next painting for Paint Party Friday :0) thanks again!!! :0)

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  17. BRILLIANT. STUNNING. WOW I'm going to try it!.

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  18. Oh, Kristin! I love this post! I love what you ended up doing with the original piece from Connie's instructions. Love it!

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  19. Kristin! This is just wonderful! I love it!! I haven't done Connie's class yet, but now I'm inspired to try it. The colors in this are part of what makes it so great ~ soft and dreamy :)

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  20. Kristin, this was absolutly the best post for inspiration. To see all that you were able to come up with here in this one post is amazing. I love your work and the way you use color feels so uplifting and happy. Does that make any sense? The daisy didn't hurt either. Great post!

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  21. Wow, you are an inspiration! I love what you've done with the cut-up pieces...the fishies, the city, the elephant!! Your talent and imagination is a gift. Thanks for sharing.

    Your funky flowers and messages are also beautiful and uplifting. I'm a huge fan of your work...and I'd like to be a part of more projects for continued inspiration (the muse is telling me to do this!). ;)

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  22. Kristin...this post is great...from top to bottom! I feel so inspired now! BTW...love the daisy...it DOES look very friendly :)

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  23. this is flipping beautiful,, I love this,, oh how I wish I could do this,,

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  24. You never fail to amaze me. I love the patchwork of pieces on your canvas. How clever to make little paintings out of the cut up pieces. Awesomeness!

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  25. now that's what I call a work of art!

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  26. I admit I didn't pay much attention to the title of this post, but when I opened it and scrolled through I WAS STUNNED!!! They are all amazing!

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  27. My daisies are in bloom and beautiful!!

    Wow Kristin!! What an incredible journey this piece has gone on! It and its children are fabulous!

    But I am a little confused about a few things - the little before and afters - do you scan the befores and then do the afters? Since they are back on the canvas now without alteration, that's my guess...
    and the same for the daisies? Scanned and printed background? then painted on? You are so creative!!!

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  28. Wowza! You really out did yourself this week. Beautiful! I'm another one who loves to cut up her work and create even more art. It's so much fun to see what happens. Never be tied down! Happy Explorations!

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  29. I absolutely LOVE the after versions of your cut up painted work. Every single one of them. Great creative energy.

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  30. Well, this was the best lesson ever!!!!!!!!!!!
    thank you for your amazing art!!!

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  31. We all agree - you're brilliant. I found myself flipping back and forth absorbing the progression of creativity. And since I didn't see any of the small altered pieces in your quilt, I'm assuming they were scanned and became your play pieces.
    My goodness, I have enough inspiration here to get me through the next month!! Beautiful, creative, inspiring work.

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  32. I loved this post. All the steps to great artisic vision! :-)

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  33. Wow, this is amazing and what a wonderful idea. Each little painting is perfect in its own right, but put together with a fabulous daisy, brilliant!

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  34. How very ingenious!!! I loved the original piece, but the patchwork at the end is amazing!

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  35. OMG! I am in awe! When you cut up that painting into little squares and then started "playing"... that was brilliant! Gah! I was in love. LOVE! Then, glued onto a canvas! Wow! BEAUTIFUL! Then a new painting! Kristin, I'm still processing all of this. YOU are an inspiration. LOVE it all. Gorgeous work. Loved the original, Love the ending piece! I'm in 21 Secrets and would never have thought to do that to one of the pieces from Connie's class. :)

    By the way, thank you for your kind comments on my Warhol CitraSolv piece!

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  36. Amazing, just awe inspiring really! ..that you can begin with a painting that looks fantastsic(oooh the colours and drips and layers!) and then take it into so many other realms which ALL themselves look stunning too! You rockadiddly doo!! :)xx

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  37. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. WOW!!! how creative and awesome!! i love the quilt like abstract piece and also the friendliest flower!!! your work is always so happy and inspiring!

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  39. This is freakin' brilliant!! I love all the possibilities. What if you made one of these that took up a whole wall--talk about impact! Happy PPF. :)

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  40. What an amazing process. I enjoyed each and every step!

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  41. Thank you thank you for showing us the evolution of your paintings....so AWESOME!! I love it! I am stumped by the reversed one! Excellent and yes daisy are sooo happy! Great post happy PPF!

    Hugs Giggles

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  42. WOW! Amazing post and beautiful piece...or should I say pieces! YOU ROCK

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  43. Wow, thank you for showing us this process. Very inspiring and I will be less likely to throw away a piece of art I am not happy with in the future.

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  44. Wow, so cool! I love the patchwork look and I love the details you added to the individual pieces. How clever of you to cut it up like that. It was the perfect thing!

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  45. Ohhh, mi likey alot. Beautiful and what a great idea! Happy PPF!

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  46. Wow...such a fabulous post!Absolutely gorgeous...and then the whole process of recreating it once again..magical..super transformative...I love it! Shine on..a powerful post! and thankyou for the kind mention of me today at PPF!
    Happy wkd..happy creating..
    Shine on
    Victoria

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  47. Wow! So many amazing creations! Stunning. And I really love the daisies, they make me happy!

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  48. Greetings From Southern California

    I am your newest follower. I invite you to visit my blog and follow back if you want too.

    Have a Nice Day :-)

    BTW, the wolf howling at the moon is great! :-)

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  49. You are simply brilliant and inspiring! I love your before and after pieces! Thanks for hosting. :)

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  50. OK OFFICIALLY BLOWN AWAY!!!! This is totally inspirational, the results AWESOME!!! Loved the before/afters... hell, LOVED IT ALL!! Happy PPF :)

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  51. This is one of the most wonderfully creative things I've seen.How fun too. I also LOVE the frog on your header. He makes me smile!!

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  52. THAT is such a GREAT idea! Cutting the first work up and creating a completely NEW creation from the pieces. I LOVE IT! I might just have to try this myself! HAPPY PPF!

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  53. Wow, what an amazing post! I love the way you took us through the steps and all the possibilities that developed along the way- my favorite part way the individual touches you added to the squares and the daisy! Gorgeously clever work!

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  54. WOW!! This is amazing and so inspirational! You've got my mind thinking ;o) Thanks so much for sharing all of this! Happy PPF! Stacy ;o)

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  55. This is the most AMAZING thing I've ever seen in art! It brought tears of sheer joy to my eyes! This is what true MAGIC is all about!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. These paintings a wonderful charm. Greetings

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  57. What can I say your work is brillant. From an abstract to a gorgeous daisy piece and everything in between. You are very inspiring to a novice like me. Thank you for sharing.take care, gerri

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  58. It is all so cool that I don´t know where to begin! I´m going to experiment with the concept of "it looks finished but I know there are still things to be done here". :D Your daisy does look friendly indeed.
    You are right, you´ll see more girlie stickers in my work next week. ;)

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  59. OHMYHECK Kristin! WAY so awesome! very inspirational ... AMAZING!

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  60. omg girl you blew me off my chair with this one!
    Absolutely amazing what you did with those pieces ,,,the whole post had my head spinning,,,really,,
    fabulous. I am inspired:)

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  61. Wonderful creative process. You go!

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  62. HI kristin, thanks for sharing this process...I just found PPF and i am soo excited already...your art is an insoiration!!!

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  63. you are quite wonderfully creative. i love the details you added to those cut up pieces and your flower is sweet on all that texture and color.

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  64. how fun; I like the 'crazy quilt' look and all the daisy paintings; they are all delightful Happy PPF, tho I'm a bit late to the party this week!

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  65. WOW!! I am speechless! LOVE IT!!!

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  66. My goodness!!! You have been one busy girl!!!
    I love how the whole project just kept flowing from one idea to the next!

    Really, really cool :D

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  67. I love the painted paper and ALL you did with it...the patchwork collage is AMAZING and inspires me to try something like that! ♥

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  68. WOW this is inspiring!!! wish I could print and post it on my wall :)

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  69. Kristin, this is such an inspiring and creative post! I love to see the process and how you "found" the images...very well done!

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  70. OH MY!!! What beautiful work. I'm sure I'm just repeating what the previous 70 comments have to say. I love your intuitiveness and courage. The imagination with which you found objects in your scraps is amazing. You have inspired me to cut up a painting or two I have not been satisfied with. Congratulation on creating pure beauty. I am making a list of 52 projects I want to accomplish in 2012. This is now on my list!

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  71. I live in France and I love your blog.

    http://leblogdeliberty.canalblog.com

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  72. What great paintings. Now I have to explore and find out what reverse painting is.

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  73. So much fun, thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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