Wednesday, November 30, 2011

collage - AEDM day 30 !


began with a little collage & blue paint...


a little more collage & added paint, and there you have it.

I thought i might have something extraordinary to share on this last day (sigh...) of AEDM, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. :-) I plan on continuing to follow most of you anyway, so it's all good and hopefully, some of you will visit now & then as well...

When i first began to blog, it was to become more comfortable with showing & sharing my art. I've never been a "hey!! Look what i can do!!" kinda gal. So it wasn't always comfortable for me to share my work. Blogging not only got me more comfortable, but it also gave me some wonderful connections with other like-minded creative souls out there. I'm so grateful for this.

The feedback we get by blogging is invaluable & I'm slowly realizing that we all need the occasional pat on the back. Regardless of how old (or young) you are, it's still good to get that gold star on the top of your page, isn't it? There's something to be said about creating something that makes others smile, or touches them somehow. Or even something that makes us smile.

Whenever i start questioning "why" i make art, i quickly find the answer. Because it makes me happy. Period. It's no more complicated than that. I'm not one of these tortured artists' whose soul is unsettled & stormy. Well, ok, my soul may be stormy at times, but ART is what helps me pull through. Always. Art & music.

I wish you all inspired, creative journeys.


  1. Wow! You have been busy girl! I'm so glad you decided to start a blog and share your heART with others. It's SO true...we all need that little pat on the back, the encouragement to keep at it. I hope you are feeling it from me right now. Sending you a virtual high five and a tight squeeze from Northern Ontario this morning. Keep creating dear girl. Keep making that heart happy by sharing your light with the world. xoxo

  2. Stay creative and keep creating. We have your back. Keep doing what you love.

  3. It's great to get feedback, especially if it's creative and positive. Glad to have met you, and I look forward to seeing where your arty path takes you :)

  4. There is nothing like a tasty bit of collage to end the month with. It was great to have met up with you and I will keep looking in:)
    have fun

  5. Great collage, Pauline! I'm so glad I found you via the AEDM group. Your artwork is awesome so you do deserve that pat on the back and the gold star on the page. I will be back often. I'm Following you and also have you in my RSS I won't miss a thing.

    Thank you for being so supportive!

    Happy creating,
    Serena xo

  6. A lovely collage for the last day of aedm, keep creating!

  7. I love it! It's so colorful! I love the eye and the quote, "pick your sins." :-)

    Art makes me so happy too! It is also what pulls me though, what grounds me. It's my anchor. How I connect to my truest self.

    Music is very important to me also, as well as journaling. I enjoy your blog and will continue following you. :-)

  8. I really like this collage (of course, it has purple in it!)--it's been nice meeting you and your blog thru AEDM :)

  9. You did show something extraordinary - your collage step by step and why you create art!

  10. Hi Pauline, Your art today is wonderful!! So happy to see what you did! I find it pretty funny that your AEDM 29 has to do with Einstein:) So does my AEDM 29... but in a different manner AND your post today talks about young and old and my art today has to do with 'young and old'. WOW!we are on the same wave length! LOL!!! I am definately keeping in touch with you friend! did you hear about Lynn's Linky for December? I wrote about on my post today. Hope to you see you there too:) Will be in touch!

  11. love your reason - yes! it makes me happy too, to create... it's still a magical process for me, sometimes I can't believe it - LOL! Just wanted to say happy's been fabulous seeing everyone's work ... very cool!

  12. I loved participating in AEDM. However, there were SO many it was hard to have the time to visit everyone. I agree one of the best benefits was meeting a whole new community of artsy people who love to create.

    Since this is my first visit to you I browsed through your posts and just love your style and your encouraging, supportive words. I'll definitely stay a follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

  13. I am so with you on the "why I create art." It doesn't always have to come from some mysterious dark and stormy need - sometimes you just feel like making something!

  14. Pauline, this is such a lovely post. I started to blog for the very same reason that you did. I thought I would put my toe in the water and see what the response would be. It's been pretty lovely so far!