Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Ladder to the Sky

So, a while ago, on Jean A Wells blog , I learned of a challenge she was sponsoring using the amazing Barbara Hanselman's focal components.  I was awestruck by the pieces, so of course I had to participate.  Go on over to Jean's blog to see all of the other lovely art, including pieces by Jean herself.  My deepest thanks to Jean and Barb for this fun and truly challenging design fest!

This was a fun challenge, because, like some of the other artists, I had to let the focal sit awhile on my bead board, sitting on a shelf next to where I work, and just ruminate on what the piece wanted from me.  I finally decided that multiple components were the way to go, since the focal was comprised of multiple colors, textures and shapes.  So, this is the result of the challenge, and be sure to visit Jean's blog to see all the others.


Christine Altmiller said...

WOW!!! This is a GORGEOUS piece! I love the mix of mediums and textures. And Barbara Hanselman's etsy shop has some incredibly wonderful pieces of art in it!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Shannon, I love all the different colors shapes and textures in your piece.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! There is so much inspiration on yours! Seriously. This piece is absolutely amazing!