Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Be Yourself

"To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on."

Dave Pelzer

I named the piece "Be Yourself" in honor of the one little fish going it's own way, against the flow so to speak. Sometimes art has little stories to tell quite on their own accord as if they have their own voice and like the current of the ocean I float along with their story that unfolds before me.

The current is similar to an undertow which drags me along, influencing my emotions with thoughts of how I can bring out it's message? How to further it's cause? I came up with the idea (at least I think it was me and not the fish) to stamp "It is what it is" and "Imagine" around the edges of the frame. I juxtaposed the sayings to show how the statements relate to each other. 
The same and not the same.

I just love these brightly colored handmade Boho fish made by Gwen. They truly brighten up the panels with their own one of a kind art, accented with sari scraps, fibers, trims, rhinestones and stenciled designs.
 Each one is a piece of art on it's own accord.

 Even the dangly bits of the Kuchi trims are a joy as they really helped add movement to the seaweed. I love the assortment of colors and how much texture they created, definitely making their own unique mark in my art.

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Jill McDowell said...

Delightful Sandee! I can so relate to your sweet fish...

mikosspot.blogspot.com said...

Beautifully done.. I love Gwens store.. Ill get somethings after Christmas!!

Gwen Lafleur said...

I love this Sandee! The way you used the fish is so awesome, and I can't get over the creative use of the Kuchi trim! Lots of great texture and color here... just fabulous! Thank you!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

I love the way you created an undersea scene with all the textures. You used the fish so beautifully. Very creative!

Jackie PN said...

You my dear are such a talent! I just love the pours, the way you used the Kuchi trim and those,blow me away gorgeous,Boho fish!
and.... I love your little fish who is his own fish and doing his own thing! Great title!
hugs,Jackie ")

Pam said...

Wonderful works of art Sandee!

Lynda Shoup said...

I love what you did with these fish, Sandee! And the trim as seaweed! Delightful. The way you spun the story from them all is so dear. Love everything about this.

DVArtist said...

These are just beautiful.

JKW said...

I am curious did you make the fish and add it to the background? I love all the decorations/adornments on the fishies. Blessings, Janet