Saturday, November 26, 2011

Van Gogh Look Out!

Okay, maybe Van Gogh has nothing to worry about.  Truth be told my first artistic canvas creation might be more in the line of a Picaso painting.  But WHAT FUN I had in creating this sweet little piece of canvas art.  I was inspired by Tracy Weinsapfel Burgos, who is the President of Helmar USA, Inc. (http://www.helmarusa.typepad.com/).  You really need to check out her creative resume here: http://sites.google.com/site/tracewb/creativeresume.

First, may I just say that Helmar products are some of the best quality adhesive products I have used in my papercrafting.  I now reach to my Helmar stash FIRST when starting a new project.  I especially love the scrap dots product, which I used to adhere the flowers to my project below. 

But back to Tracy ... if you haven't participated in one of her Monday night Ustream videos, you really MUST stop in sometime soon and check it out.  She has such a great sense of humor, and shares her artistic talents with all of us as well as providing encouragement for us to take the plunge and try something new and outside our comfort zones.  I will be the FIRST to admit that I have no real artistic talent when it comes to anything involving paint.  My first and last attempt at art was a paint-by-number set I completed back when I was eleven.  I just never felt that comfortable with a brush in my hand.  But I am now inspired to create even more canvas artwork ... it's more fun than a box of legos!


Here's a photo of Tracy's project, which you can watch her create here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18528213 (note: you might have to join Ustream to view the video, but it is SO worth it!) And be sure to check back EVERY Monday night for new projects!  Tracy sure puts the fun back into Mondays!


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Isn't this so very lovely??!!  And check out some of her earlier projects on Ustream and her blog as well!! 

http://tracywburgos.typepad.com/


And ... drum roll please ... here's a photo of MY first canvas project (click to enlarge):





Tada!  Whadayathink?

14 comments:

dlwidder said...

Fabulous piece! I love Tracy's Ustreams too...they're so inspiring and so much fun too! Love the company of wonderful ladies like you on those nights as well. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous canvas creation! :-D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- this is so pretty!!! Thanks for the link- off to check it out!

~amy~ said...

I think it is absolutely magnificent...GREAT job!!!!!

Sandy O said...

This is so pretty! I love the dimension of the flowers and the colors.

v said...

I Love it!!!

~Vanessa W

Jingle said...

You did a wonderful job!

Cassie said...

I think it is amazing!! I love the bold red color! Beautiful!!!! =)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Fantastic canvas artwork! They are both wonderful! I encourage you to do more! They are a delight!

Jean M. said...

Love your artwork..watch out Van Gogh;)

Charlene said...

I think it's wonderful! You did an amazing job and are so much braver than I am to wade right in and create your own masterpiece.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Your version is GORGEOUS! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE those roses and I LOVE your sentiment--so beautiful! LOVE:)

yyam said...

Oh wow! Your first canvas project? Looks fabulous! Love the pop of red in the blooms! ;)

Gloria said...

This is so cute ... and looks even better in person.

Izzyb said...

I think it's just fabulous!