The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

What is Romance to you?

Monday, January 31, 2011

As I spent most of the month at the doctors and sick in bed, I had plenty of time to catch up on all my magazines that were cluttering up my bedside table.  I don't remember being this sick with a very nasty sinus infection then sick from the to many very strong steriods and antibiotics to finally get rid of it.  Along came this article, what is romance to you?  I really enjoyed all the different scenarios and with it FINALLY being February makes this an excellent topic.  To me, the good old Encyclopedia Britanncia summed it up perfectly about me and reflects the differences in how each of us interprets art, the beauty that someone may overlook and we must as artists create to share:

Romanticism emphasized the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental. Among its attitudes were a deepened appreciation of the beauties of nature; a general exaltation of emotion over reason and of the senses over intellect; a turning in upon the self and a heightened examination of human personality; a preoccupation with the genius, the hero, and the exceptional figure; a new view of the artist as a supremely individual creator; an emphasis on imagination as a gateway to transcendent experience and spiritual truth

So dear friends, I appreciate everyone that spends a moment just to view my art and share a kind comment or two.  I am glad that you have stuck with me through these slow months.  I saw a promise of Spring yesterday and was glad to see the sun shining and a warm breeze blowing my hair, one step at a time and one breath to move forward.

A new set of large tags/toppers.  The lovely romantic image is from the lovely Cerri, the back has an area for you to write more sentiment and to.from.  It would look lovely hanging off a vase or pitcher or even just setting on a shelf/cabinet.  I just love these which is about 7inches tall by about 4 inches.

These are made out of a thick illustration board, both are using vintage papers, buttons, with some newer version of pearls and millinery. The taller set is 2.5in by approx 5in and these above are 2.5in by 3.5in. They also are perfect as tags, toppers, and hanging off a vase of beautiful flowers or just for show. The string can easily be removed if so desired.

The last is a small altered craft book with craft paper and watercolor to have a small journal/notebook.  It would be perfect for a small garden, notes, pictures/collage.  Then I made this sweet matchbook to go with it so tiny for just a few special items (couple of the pages shown below).

Talk soon and take care,

6 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. For me, romance happens when he makes me forget about everything in the entire world, except that he and I exist. When the hundred tiny worries of the day and self-doubt and loose ends and everything that likes to unravel me, suddenly stop under his touch. When we're saying nothing at all, because words (even the loveliest of them) seem too harsh. Its the moments when I remember (because sometimes, we forget) that I'm in the same room with the one person on earth that I find perfect in every way - and he, too, finds me perfect. And how rare and unimaginable that is...

    (P.S. - I just stumbled upon your blog and was compelled to comment, on this post particularly. Your work is absolutely gorgeous... and I mean it).


  2. Kris,
    When I come to visit your blog, I definitely feel an "exaltation of emotion." You have a wonderfully unique style, and I so enjoy seeing what you make. I participated in Cristina's Very Vintage Christmas Ephemera swap, and I love to see how other swappers wrap their packages. I loved yours with the delicate feather and small clothes pin. I thought it was lovely and imaginative.
    I adore the tag toppers you made! Like I said, an "exaltation of emotion" when I visit you! :)

  3. Wow- what a great twist on valentines day - I love these!

  4. what a long time to feel ill, I hope you are better now.

    I recently had a short bit of the flu and just had to make something after, and ended up with a book very similar to the one you made. Don't you just love those mini journals? Yours is lovely!

  5. Hi Kris! I hope your feeling better! I just got over a nasty bug too. Ick! Your creations are gorgeous! I love the collage with the hat lady. That is one of my favorite chipboard pieces. Shhhhh, instead of using it, I trace it onto cardboard so I don't have to part with it!

  6. Kris,

    Hopefully by now you are no longer sick. I just love the romantic style- paintings, fresh flowers, velvet, silks, I could go on and on. Since you love the romantic style, you will have to enter a give away that I will be hosting in a week or so...
    Your creations are so sweet and romantic-definitely special. I love your handmade cards. Anyone who receives these would be receiving a beautiful gift.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,


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