Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's all in the Attitude. . .

I picked up this great quote during one of my recent visits to Pinterest.  It is an outlook that I am fervently trying to cultivate. 
For example - gaze upon this amazing photo of my 13-year old son.  He has been endlessly fascinated by the styrofoam heads at Hobby Lobby forever.  While some might find his craft store antics to be an ordeal, I embraced the spirit of adventure and snapped his pic!  BTW - he reminded me several times that he will be that height very soon. . .
Lori Barnett posted a card with rays today that inspired me to try the technique.  She has a much fancier cutting board than me and I have less patience so taping off sections with Frog Tape (found in the painting section of your hardware store) and quickly painting worked for me.
My foolproof method for protecting my mat wasn't so foolproof - I still managed to get paint on it.  Doodled, cut out and glued a flower and called it a day.  I really gravitate toward clean graphic lines - love this look. 
Linking to Paint Party Friday

23 comments:

Helen Campbell said...

The picture of your son made me laugh! What an adventure to be sure. I also like your clean lines. And that quote is one I'm going to borrow for a journal page too. Love it!
Happy PPF!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fab and stylish !
Happy PPF!
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

denthe said...

Haha, love that picture of your son :-) Love your stylized flower, it's a wonderful colourcombination too. And quotes on Pinterest .. ah ... once I start I can't finish ...

Giggles said...

Love your sons antics...so fun!! I taught my daughter how to have fun without money and this is a perfect example! These are the truly the most joyful moments in life!! Great artwork too!!

Hugs Giggles

Netty said...

Great design. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisa Lara said...

So funny photo. Hee. Love that journal page Michelle. Wow.

alarmcat said...

i love this quote!! And your final piece looks great.

Your son looks like someone who is fun to hang around with :) Never a dull moment, I bet.

My name is Erika. said...

Fantastic card. And your son makes me laugh. Its a great picture.

SLScheibe said...

Wow, that card turned out gorgeous!! So pretty with the flower against the bold background! My youngest daughter sometimes goes out in zombie make-up. It can be weird in stores but we've learned to go with it for the fun factor :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You son cracked me up. Glad you got a photo of that. I really like your card too.
Nicole/Beadwright

Janet said...

Love the quote...and the photo of your son.

Your art has such a crisp, finished look. Very professional, and yet very playful and fun.

Julie said...

hahaha great picture of your sun! And I love the quote on your piece. Great one!

Cindy D. said...

Wonderful design and color! And it really is a great quote. Also, I am pleased to know there is a thing called Frog Tape. :D

Lynn Richards said...

Great quote and I enjoyed seeing a bit of your progress. Lovely!

Beth Niquette said...

You are right! Life is all about perspective. I love your artwork, and your son is so funny--he reminds me of my own dear boy.

SonjaK said...

What a wonderful clean journal page. Love it! And your doodled flower is amazing.

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

Clean, clear cut and cool! :-)

Irene Rafael said...

Looks like you had fun this week. Thanks for the tip of using tape to mask off areas.

JKW said...

Yikes, my cutting mat is beneath my art projects also. I use a plastic place mat to keep things from spilling over, no, it doesn't always work, but. . . . I love the card you made. I had an 'attitude quote' on my photography blog: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. http://jkwgalleries.blogspot.com Blessings,Janet PPF

Susan King said...

This is fabulous. I love what you did with the inspirational design. I gravitate to clean graphic lines too, but I have difficulty thinking how to combine that with my new-found drawing obsession. You've done it and done it beautifully. Love the quote too!

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wonderful graphic design and modern chic colors! Love the quote - lots of "adventures" going on in my neck of the woods :)

Coreycor! said...

I love the piece.

I instantly thought Altitude.

The yellow aims upward.

Attitude is Altitude.

Aim High

Fallingladies said...

Wow, i really love that black and white flower against the bold stripe!