The Whispering of Lambent Feathers

My own kind of Oz

A Work in Progress

Secrets Buried In Time

I call this “Secrets Buried In Time,” and it’s a 6×8 canvas panel I started some months ago but haven’t yet finished. I ‘m not quite sure what I want to do with this piece next, but I feel I need to bring out more of the collaged and stamped objects. Right now, it feels too soft focus to me. The objects don’t pop. I also want to incorporate more ideas into the theme of what I already have – if that makes any sense – to clarify what the work is saying.

My artwork is such an intuitive process that I find it difficult sometimes to verbalize and communicate about a piece I’m working on, or have finished. I wonder if any other artists feel the same way, or if it’s just me. I think my lack of formal training hinders me in this respect, as I lack the formal art-speak of technique.

I make what I feel – and that’s usually quite a lot! I’ve been blessed with a huge creative imagination that has, at times (and mostly when I was younger) gotten me into all sorts of trouble. But in retrospect, that only made more fodder for the creative flame that burns within.


January 13, 2007 - Posted by | altered art, collage, mixed media


  1. Try bringing out one element at a time and that should tell you how to bring out the rest of the elements you want. Go slow and with a very light touch. If you reinforce the elements already in your composition you’ll find out there are enough,you don’t need any more. It looks beautiful.

    Comment by piktor | February 25, 2007

  2. hi piktor, and welcome! thanks for the suggestion, which I appreiciate and will put to good use as it makes good sense. and glad you like the artwork!

    Comment by cookala | February 25, 2007

  3. I love the way you’ve used colour here, its so light and airy…

    Comment by Crafty Green Poet | February 26, 2007

  4. ford salt lake city

    Comment by alkarve | June 24, 2007

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