Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The "corage" to go on.....





......and start from scratch. As I was working on this piece for the "Haiti by Hand" site on etsy, I realized halfway through that I had spelled "courage" wrong. Well, I felt like crying. Although the design concept really looks simple, I actually put a lot of layers of medium to achieve the effect I wanted. I decided not to cry and try to look at it from a different angle. I am still learning so much and just chalked it up as a learning experience. The other piece was almost complete. It has been sitting here for a long time. I FINALLY figured out what I thought was missing. Just a little piece of "hope".:)

5 comments:

Micki said...

Oh I hate it, when things like that happen, so depressing!

I do love your work though and hope someday to own a piece!!

Micki x

Hens Teeth said...

Hi Amy
Pants.....what a nuisance, when you have done so much work. I hope you resolved the mistake without too much trouble. Again and I know I keep saying it...but oh, how I adore everything you make. x

cheryl kuhn said...

They are both such wonderful pieces with heartfelt messages. I think that 'hope' and 'courage" are two of the most meaningful words in our language and they are perfect accompanionments to your art. I love the colors in the Hope piece and that face on that one just makes me smile!!

martha brown said...

I tried to buy this from etsy -- but it won't let me :( because I'm in Canada. I'm hoping to buy something else from you -- do you sell your ornaments like the ones in your Jan 25 post? Your work is fabulous -- I've added your blog to my reader!

Baggaraggs: said...

Hey Amy.
rats! Could you change it to Borage and keep it for your herb collection? Outside the BOX...My brain is just plain living in another world...YOU doing ok? Love, Robin