Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunday Stampers/Art Journal

The theme for this week's Sunday Stampers is 'Old + New'.  If you've not come across the SS challenge before pop over to Hels' pad and find out.  I've decided to do an Art Journal, mainly 'cos I love just messing about and am inspired by the many wonderful journals out there.  If some people pass by and think what I do is rubbish that's ok, I'm happy doing what I do.  I'm just saying this as I know many people out there doing 'stuff', agonise over what they do not being good enough or as good as someone else or if there's a point to it and I sympathise with them, I do think it's a shame.  Much of what I do I do just 'cos I like doing it, I don't believe there needs to be an ultimate purpose in the things we make - I mean there's probably some deep meaningful thing to it anyway but I don't have to make a tag to go on a gift for example.  This page is inspired by those who don't 'get it' and say such things as 'what's it for?'  Ooh this has all got a bit deep.  So guys and gals if you feel like painting, inking, ripping, sticking, cutting, stitching, moulding, or anything else creative don't worry about people wondering what it's for or if they don't think it's good enough - if it makes you happy it IS!
BTW if you join in the SS this week there's candy to be won sponsored by The Artistic Stamper and if you use As stamps you get 2 entries.  I've used my AS dogtooth stamp.  As for the 'Old + New' the new is my Tim stamp down the right edge and the old is the button.  The images are Dyan's
EDITED Just to say no-one has upset me but I have seen comments on other people's blogs, left by some saddo who should get a life, at times implying that what they've created isn't art.  I've also visited other blogs where I've seen wonderful things but sadly the creator doesn't have faith in themselves.  I realise that can be due to lots of reasons and my simply saying, if you feel like creating something and it makes you happy that's what matters, may not help greatly.  I just sincerely hope that if other's keep telling them what they produce is good, eventually they may start to believe in themselves.

17 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Well I think it is GORGEOUS Anne, thank you for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and don't forget to link in to the AS CTBlog challenge too hun, you will get four times the chance of winning all told :O)) I know what you mean about worrying what peeps think of our art... I am same as you... I love making stuff and if peeps like it then that is a huge bonus! Hugs xx

Tracy Evans said...

This is fabulous Anne, I love it. The bird is fantastic and I like the touch with the eye and the hat with the button. I'm with you and Hels, I enjoy creating and If people like it too it's a bonus but if they don't I enjoyed making it and that's the main point. See you tomorrow, Tracy x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Anne
This is fab, hope nobody has annoyed you, I love your altered art, great colours and the bird is fantastic, if you enjoy doing it thats all that matters, and I love popping over to see it.
Christine x

She said...

Hi Anne, I love it too! Oh how I agree with everything you have written. It's taken me a long time, just to make something for me, because I want to and then not worry about what other people think. Well said. S xxx ps aren't Dyan's downloads great? Love 'em! S xxxx

Linby said...

I LOVE it - I think the "is it art" was on my blog wasn't it? LOL! I would sooner put effort into making something than criticising others personally, so am with you totally, but still do doubt what I do (just not every day!).
Linbyx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Anne, well this is a complete work of art! I am so in awe of your fabby creations! I totally agree with your comments, who is to say what is art and what isnt? I have come across far too many people who think they have the right to comment like that, they are the ones who need to get a life and live it! LOL end of sermon. big hugs Heidi xx

Sheilagh said...

I love it, I want to start an art journal and you have inspired me, thank you.

Thank you for your lovely commnets too, greatly appreciated. xx

Kay said...

I love this page! He is just adorable and the background is fabulous! Art is in the eye of the beholder and I'm beholding this as real art, and real fun :)

patcrafts said...

Beautiful page Anne and I love your attitude, I agree with everything you said.
I ought to join Sunday Stampers challenge as I have quite a few of the Artistic Stamper's stamps.
Pat xx

Kathleen said...

I am glad that no-one has upset you. I totally agree with everything you have said, everyone likes different things, the World would be so boring if we were all sheep. You do some great stuff, whatever the medium and you are so versatile, while most of us are just boring card makers. Keep up the good work. Kath x

Helen said...

I just love this!! That bird is so cute and the hearts are gorgeous. I sometimes have doubts about what I make, but go ahead and blog them anyway!

Wilma said...

Damn it Anne - here i was pondering over your piece of art looking for some deep and meaningful episode in your life, delving into the murky depths of your consciousness; trying to figure out your real awareness of the world and beyond but .................. you've gone and done it - upset me - all you are doing is enjoying the colour and the patterns of life and pleasing yourself - good on ye lass - I love it. Come to think on it that's a deep and meaningful reason enough. Will I ever learn to be concise!! :) ;) xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really like that playful bird, but was equally impressed with the message you sent people in blogland today.

I often have failures, but it doesn't stop me from carrying on. I try to never agonize over anything, unless it's what I'm having for dinner (grin). Seriously, I wish more people understood that it's more fun to create art when they don't over analyze it.

Cheryl said...

LOve it Anne and well done on your words I think a few more of us feel that way just don't have the courage to say it out aloud x

Gez said...

Great page Anne & great words too. Inspiring.xx

Tracey said...

Here, Here and I lurrrve him, is he a download too, I need some more, just have a couple of pages, love the T too, your sooo creative.
xx

Jacqui said...

It's a great page