Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pink Friday, An Altered Point of View


Made by my friend Carrie at Noelle Garrett Designs

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday, March 6, 2009 as we present An Altered Point of View.
Pieces of lace, vintage postcards, time-worn mother-of-pearl buttons. Each piece exquisite in its own right, but coming together to bring art to a new height. Used postage stamps, a well-read letter, shimmery beads, a butterfly’s broken wing. From an altered perspective, they are no longer insignificant souvenirs of times past, but innovative creations that inspire new memories to be made. To soar to such heights of beauty, inspiration requires a sturdy foundation. An altered piece of art might be built upon a beloved book, pulled from a forgotten shelf. Begin as an empty cigar box, scented with fading memories. Another may have once been a forlorn jewelry box, still eager to display an unexpected gem. These are stunning works of art born from abandoned items, repurposed in the most exciting ways. To a careless eye, they may look to be a random assemblage of objects. From an altered perspective, they join together for a united purpose. Perhaps they combine to evoke an emotion – radiant joy, enduring hope, an unspoken sorrow. A collage that celebrates a color, creates a texture, reminds us of a scene. Or perhaps each itemhas been thoughtfully selected in honor of a day, a season, someone you love. Possibly they were first brought together with no intended purpose at all; the only intent in joining them was to discover what they could become. But as the objects blended and merged and found their own space, an altered perspective revealed a meaning that could not have been anticipated. Where there was once nothing, we now find a myriad of meanings significant to many, or a single meaning decipherable by one. An altered work of art that forever changes one’s perspective.
Joyce Lucas, Founder of Make Mine Pink

4 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I love altered art :) Cant wait to see what you design!
Bunny hugs,
Amy

charmaine said...

wow, i love this altered art! i just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU for your kind comment. i really do appreciate it very much. i also am a big fan of your blog too. this is what keeps me going, kind bloggers like you. keep inspiring. now, i'm going to gather some buttons and lace and whatever i can find to see what i can do. thanks again!

God Bless,
Charmaine

Sparklyjools said...

Now I have never seen myself as very girly, Shell, but I really,really love the things on your blog! I'm going to have to make something completely out of character soon - so thanks for all the inspiration, and thank you also for stopping by and joining my blog!
Big hug
Jules x

Lori said...

that is so gorgeous!!! i love altered anything...she did a lovely job...all of the bits and bobs combined to make something so much more lovely than the individual pieces!!!

have a great weekend!!!