Friday, October 05, 2007

IF : Open Mindfulness


I believe there is magic in every moment. We just have to be open and awakened to it.


Acrylic on patterned scrapbook paper, prismacolor pencils, dragonfly sticker as embellishment.
Done for the Illustration Friday Challenge, "Open."

55 comments:

  1. Nice colors and consept. Beautiful.

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  2. Dear Laurel,
    Your open mind and open heart created, once again, the perfect picture to tell the story.
    You are inspirational!

    Nancy B.

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  3. Your illustration has a calming effect on me. Lovely.

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  4. It's marvelous the way you've blended three such different mediums together here, Laurel. :)

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  5. a wondeful and detailed work...very calming.
    tnx for stopping by

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  6. This is so peaceful. Lovely.

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  7. I like this and the message, and I really like the feet!

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  8. Excellent Background choice. Like all the comments above, very peaceful. Great job.

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  9. great color choices and experimentation. It's seemless and all blends well together to make such calm.

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  10. Using Red for an open mind, what a lovely and interesting choice. All of the pieces of this piece really work together very well. I am dying to hear about your show!!! Post Pics soon please!!!!

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  11. OMMMMMM, I really like the variety of mediums used and great idea :)

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  12. this is very sweet and meditative. love the wallpaper detail and consistancy

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  13. Adorable and deep at a time, Laurel :)

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  14. I too love the color palette and can feel the calming effect of the piece. Nice job!

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  15. Very nice illo and very nice idea..

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  16. Laurel, very nice painting. I will say that I like it, nicely done. I also agree whole heartedly with the comment about magic in moments. Beautiful. I truly believe that. Every moment is precious.

    David

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  17. like the background pattern and the dragonfly. very reflective in thought

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  18. Very peaceful picture. I like the soft texture! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :D

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  19. Hi laurel! This is excellent! You create such wonderful art!

    P/S Did you received my email? I e-mailed you my address coz I want the postcard, Laurel! I'm afraid it got lost in the spam folder, do let me know if you do not receive it. Thanks Laurel!

    Love,
    Emila

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  20. Very nice, Laurel! The terra cotta tones make this warm, earthy but also serene. I love the pattern in the background. Your words are very inspirational as well:>

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  21. Wow, what a beautiful way you work. I love the colours and the calm feeling that seems to eminate from the image, gorgous!

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  22. Oh my, this resonates with me as I have been practicing meditation and the middle way. And you are so right about the magic in every moment. Can you imagine the way of the world if everyone looked at life that way? Precious and peaceful - so beautiful! I missed this wonderful prompt since I took Friday off as it was my birthday. I might post anyway, a little late...

    Have a great week!

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  23. What a lovely message for [here: Canada] Thanksgiving Day!
    Thank you!

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  24. This is very calming. I like the multiple mediums. Love the patterned background.

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  25. I love the contrast. Calm in the midst of busyness.

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  26. This is very calming Laurel. I have to go to the spa now! You too have very different styles. You bring them out when we're least expecting it. :) Sully wasn't at the diner this time. I'm thinking about bringing him back soon though.

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  27. Oooooooooh...beautiful! I want to buy this from you. I love the colors, the patterns, the details. And I agree with your thoughts.

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  28. I was in NYC last week visiting the Metropolitan Museum's Asian Galleries. You would love them.

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  29. l really really love this one!

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  30. Beautiful - lovely use of colour and pattern!

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  31. wonnnnderful, lolo! so peaceful and that dragonfly...just flies us right out of the painting. :))

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  32. This is lovely and such a great use of materials. Really beautiful.

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  33. Gorgeous harmonius colour tones, very sweet buda. Altogether peaceful.

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  34. Woah, this is beautiful...perfect combo of style and colour - spectacular.

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  35. Lovely illo Laurel - very serene. Great colors - I like the flower and the dragonfly!

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  36. Ahhhh- so peaceful - you're the best at this! great idea - visual communication of it- as well as the statement following it. I get glimpses of the 'magic'- I need a crowbar maybe to open and awaken fully to the view- or I guess a soft pillow- NOT a crowbar.
    Thanks, peace.

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  37. How wonderful those colors...and the intricate background. Its lovely, and its funny how even dough you used so many reds you managed to make a very peaceful Illustration.

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  38. I'm not much of a believer, "magic in every moment", but there is magic in your paintings, and while looking at them, I feel a bit of the magic in those moments.
    I'm very happy you've entered this peice in the competition. Beautiful Laurel!

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  39. Beautifully done - your color choices are wonderful!

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  40. Hello Laurel!
    This image is absolutely beautiful!
    You have a magic pencil and a sweet soul.
    Thank you indeed for your kind comments in my blog.
    Grazie di coure.
    Cata

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  41. So beautufull! Thanks for your comment!

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  42. Hey, Laurel! I know it's not Monday, but I wanted to say good luck with the IF reception tonight. I know all will go fine and I'll be there in spirit.

    Peace ~Michelle

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  43. Such soothing colors - and with a very nice quote as well.

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  44. Beautiful concept and awesome blog. Greetings!

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  45. fabulous mix of elements. I never considered patterned scrapbook paper. what an exciting idea!

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  46. Hey Laurel- yes I saw- same here with the envy of Snorkblog & Miri- but also of Studio Lolo!!!
    Have a great weekend

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  47. Absolutely. Love the serenity in this painting.

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