Quips and quotes…

My blogging pal Carol makes beautiful art. She uses wonderful quote stamps and I have always suffered from Carol-quote-envy!! (But she knows, so it’s fine!). I did manage to find a whole sheet of art quotes at MaVinci’s Reliquary ages ago. I love them to bits and have used a few here on this page for The Three Muses “Quips & Quotes” challenge this week.

I used a layered transfer technique as the main focus for this page. I’ve been watching random Milliande Art Journalling videos and was quite fascinated with this one, so I tried it out here… Now, being the heavy-handed klutz that I am, I ruined a couple of them – rubbed too hard – but, as it’s a layered technique, it didn’t really matter that much. But this cartoony couple remained, mostly intact and I was able to paint on, over and around them, etc.

The stamps which are not sayings, are my handcarved ones and I seem to be playing with lots of different colours at the moment. The actual quotes read: “Well done is better than well said”;  Without art, we are but monkeys with car keys. (no idea where that one’s from, but I love it!) and barely visible, “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” (Elbert Hubbard). My favourite place for quotes by Einstein, etc. is www.thinkexist.com

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  1. Sandy

     /  January 27, 2010

    Wooooooooooooooooow Rosie this is outstanding.
    Brilliant stamping collage. Love it.

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  2. Wow, this is the most superb stamping I have ever seen. It must have taken you hours to complete your picture but the result makes all your labour worthwhile. I love the monkey quote too!! The colours and design are stunning. Take a bow Rosie. I am sending you a huge standing ovation.

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  3. what a fantastic piece of art Rosie!!

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  4. Stunning piece, Rosie!

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  5. Really interesting piece. Luv the blend of colours, the different shapes & the collage effect. Fab!

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  6. WOW, love it

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  7. The colors are wonderful in this piece, Rosie, and there’s SO much to see, with fine details everywhere one looks. Great addition to our collection of quotes this week! Thanks for playing along.

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  8. Great piece, and love the quotes!!

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  9. barnie

     /  January 27, 2010

    Fantastic collage in a great colour-mix.

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  10. Love your brilliant work.
    Great quote.

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  11. This is really beautiful Rosie- wonderful use of color, image and technique- wow! That’s a wonderful quote too!

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  12. The intricacy of this work is amazing, Rosie, and the fact that so much of the layering is the result of your original work is just awe-inspiring. It all came together so beautifully, and the colors are gorgeous too. Take a bow, my girl!

    And, when you’re quite through accepting your accolades, come see me over at my place for a special invite!

    Love,
    Kathy

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  13. Love the quotes and the beautiful artworks!

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  14. Fantastic piece and I envy you your stamps!!

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  15. Your color combinations are terrific, Rosie!!! And I love the abundance of quotes, some clear and some wispy. Beautiful.

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  16. Great quotes and a fab collage!

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  17. Great stamp- collage.
    I love the colours.

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  18. This is gorgeous, Rosie…love, love that background!

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  19. WOW, cool background!! love the quote!! Brilliant piece with much to look at 🙂

    Linda

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  20. That’s a great piece of work! I love it!

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  21. Without Art we are But Monkeys with Car keys is a quote from artist Tery Fugate-Wilcox,
    circa 1989, which in 1993, became the motto of his art gallery in SoHo, Shakespeare’s Fvlcrvm.
    Sincerely, Valerie Shakespeare

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