Sunday, 19 August 2012

Friends have a song...

This mixed media canvas was inspired by a poem called Friends Have A Song.

Friends have a song that they sing together
Whether they sing in mind or spirit 
And though others aren't aware of it 
Hearts in tune to each other can hear it

 You sang with me when I felt like singing
There was joy in my heart and you sang along. 
You continued my song when my heart was empty 
When I forgot the remembered my song!

 I know that now your heart is aching
And singing is too much for you to bear
I will always be here for you 
For in your every sorrow I will share.

 Now my song is quieted by your sadness 
And I softly hum for you 
Praying as I gently hum our song

Prayers of healing just for you
 In your sorrow dearest friend, I share 
Feeling so strongly your fear and pain 
And I shall stay in spirit with you

Until we both can sing again
 We shall sing together when things are better 
And once again our voices will blend 
For our hearts are joined together

Heart to heart and friend to friend!

Unfortunately I do not know the authors name 
and have been unable to find it on the internet.
If someone knows the author's name, 
please let me know so I can acknowledge same.

I have utilised lots of scraps and both positives and negatives 
of die cuts and punches which reinforces the adage 
- "never to throw anything away" !!

Supplies used:
6 x 6 inch canvas
white gesso
yellow and orange acrylic paint
sheet music and old text
positive and negative die cuts and punches
Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade distress inkpads (Tim Holtz)
Copic markers
Chipboard hearts
Yellow and white cardstock
Alphabet stamps
Black inkpad (Stazon)

I am entering this canvas into the following challenges

Almost the start of another week here 
So whatever you have planned
I hope it goes well for you
smiles Wendy


Pauline said...

This is fab Wendy, such a warm and vibrant palette, and great images too.

Siv said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely awesome! Love everything about it - image, colour, text..
Thank you so much for joining the Southern Girls! Hope to see you again!

Hugs Siv

NanaConnie said...

Love this montage, Wendy! Love the color combo, and purple is my favorite!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wendy, this is gorgeous - love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

Mary Jo said...

So artsy! Love the pretty and vibrant colors! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Barb said...

Beautiful! I love the contrasting colors and how they look so harmonious in your design. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Melissa S. said...

Now this is bright and bold Wendy. Thanks for playing with us at Dilly Beans this week.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Wonderful canvas, Wendy. Just layers and layers of goodness. It's so vibrant and rich in detail. love how it portrays that beautiful song. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. Your art is a treat to view.

Ren-Yi said...

What a fantastic project. I love the purple and the yellow / orange. A vibrant color combo! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Wendy, This is a great piece. I love the color palette and all the different elements you used. You made it all come together beautifully. Thank you for sharing this on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs