At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, July 6

Focus on Life - Week 27


I missed last week - lots going on with my Check the Box course, which finished earlier this week. And without a prompt from Sally, I confess I just didn't have the energy/creativity to come up with my own.

But this week's Texture prompt was nice and easy...

I see this exquisite artwork every time I look up from the sofa


It's by Anca Bonner, an artist and a dear friend, whose work graces my blog header, which was a surprise gift from Anca last Christmas :)

I knew I had to buy it, as soon as I saw it earlier this year. Here's a close-up

(click on the photo to enlarge and experience all the textures!)

Anca has used tea-stained book pages, egg shells, lace leaves, newspaper print, as well as paint and ink. Her pieces are full of texture and prove anything can be used to create beautiful art!

I adore texture in artworks - one reason I rarely buy prints! - as it adds interest and depth and often reveals the artist's inventive imagination...

Looking forward to seeing your textured takes on this week's prompt over in Sally's Studio Sublime.

Till next week xxx



16 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

It's so intricate. I can see why you love it

Diana Taylor said...

It's beautiful - I love the colour palette and such subtle textures - I can see why it's a favourite!

Niky Sayers said...

Really beautiful, what a great piece of art, lovely colour and textures!

Islandgirl said...

Mixed media is so interesting...I've fallen in love with encaustic paintings... but the last one I saw was $750 and I'm not sure were I could put it in this house that it wouldn't be subjected to sun/heat.

Beti Horvath said...

Great choice for today's prompt. Many interesting textures indeed, they make one beautiful piece.

Alice said...

Beautiful art!! I didn't see the texture until I scrolled down to the second photo. I love that there are egg shells in this piece!!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh that is just lovely! I agree, it's wonderful to have texture in your art

Adrienne said...

It is beautiful, I love it. Didn't know those were egg shells!

Donna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Thank you for sharing! I never ever would have thought of using egg shells in anything! Love it.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I love all the texture in your friend Anca's woork. And I have always liked your blog header.

Annette said...

That is a beautiful piece of art! I'm loving the egg shells!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Claire, I am on the fan brigade for this piece too. I can see why you hung it in a place where you will see it frequently. The white behind her head reminds me of a halo.

Becky Pancake said...

Claire I can see why you like that piece of artwork. It is outstanding.

thewovenspoke said...

That is awesome! I see the layers of texture and I really like your header too.

Shel said...

oh what exquisite art indeed! Love the textures too and your header is just as fabulous as the one that hangs in your house!

Lori Plyler said...

This is beautiful. What a talented artist she is!