Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Modern Fairy Tale



This week at "Collage Obsession" the theme is "Fairy Tales"

At school we have been working with fairy tales and fractured fairy tales. As I thought about this topic, my thoughts turned to these fractured fairy tales. Then the idea of a modern fairy tale presented itself and my tale wrote itself. (See here for the written story as part of the Slice of Life Challenge.

Then the task was to turn it into a collage.

I used a paper I had created while working with the gelli plate - for clearing off extra paint. I loved the colours and designs.




Then I added most of the story and a few pictures (even a photo of my 8 yr. old self)










The moral of the story:





Be sure to check out all the artwork here.

22 comments:

Storykeeper said...

It great when connections weave themselves together.

Linda at teacherdance said...

It's terrific to put it all in one place, Beverley. I hope you put this up somewhere!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Very inspirational! Thank you for sharing this!

Electra said...

This is beautiful and I like hearing of your process~!Thanks for sharing it!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh! I love watching this piece come to life! Beautiful!

Tiffany said...

BRAVO!
Thanks for sharing your story with us. I am so happy that you rediscovered your artist self!!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your Gelli Plate/collage creations!! Wonderful!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lizbethem said...

Great to see how you created this collage. Super background. I loved the personal story and agree about dreaming.xx

Jenni C's said...

never stop dreaming....lovely process.

PaulaJ said...

wonderful! Love how you showed all the steps along the way. Stopped by from Studio JRU!

Kim said...

What a wonderful journal theme, I love this! HPPF!

Karrilee Aggett said...

So fun! I love the colors too and the whole playful dreamy feel of it! Great job! Visting from Studio JRU!

Vasi said...

Very touching piece of art! The story telling is short but effective. I like the background. It is nice to look at and supports the text well. :) I'll certainly keep in mind the moral of your story!

Faye said...

Love it! Making background papers is one of my favorite things to do. Yours is excellent .

Giggles said...

Inspirational!! Lovely work!

Hugs Giggles

Jez said...

An original take on the Fairy Story collage, fitting the story and collage together so well, and showing how you achieved your dreams. Love it.

Netty said...

Loving your fairy tale collage. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

Morag Archer said...

Enjoyed the photos of your work in progress and your gelli plate printing. My jelli plate arrived today, very excited. :)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

this is so neat. i love the sweet photo of yourself as a little girl! a great story! :)

Christine said...

I love fairy tales, yours is wonderful!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Great post. I love you art and your story is so inspiring

Salla said...

Hi Bev, what a cool gelliprint and lovely story!