Friday Affirmations — Laugh

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Laugh with shining white teeth, strip your feet of shoes and go barefoot in the sand, let your hair fling in the wind and taste the salt spray on your tongue.  Notice light, notice life.

Hanging book cover collageMixed media collage on a book cover as substrate, acrylic paint, sea glass beads and torn painted muslin.

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  1. I can’t believe I am here early for once. And what a great time, since this old book cover makes the perfect wall hanging. Lovely piece any artist would be proud of. What a super way to recycle!!

  2. very cool use of a book cover. It wasn’t immediately identifiable as a book to me, which makes it even cooler. Makes you really lean in and question and ponder.

  3. Corrine you inspire us all, your freedom and letting go approach is so refreshing!

  4. happy ppf…have a good all the layers

  5. this is a revelation! so refreshing and unexpected. I love it and your words as well.

  6. Word of the day, Yellow! such a warm inviting piece. nice work!

  7. Oh a book cover painting, how very cool.

  8. Lots of wonderful texture!! and love the words! Happy Friday!

  9. Lovely! I do believe I need to pull out some muslin. today!

  10. There is something about old book pages mixed into art. They seem to go together well…like peanut butter and jelly.

    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the affirmation! xo

  11. Wonderfully creative collage mixed media book ~ love all the textures ~ Happy Weekend ~

  12. I can smell the saltiness of the ocean and feel the sand in my toes, the sunshine on my face. I LOVE that you used a book cover for your art. Just so cool! HPPF!

  13. Love it! Valerie

  14. What a delicious prompt !
    I hope your weekend is full of laughter, Lovely Corrine !

  15. Laughing is the best for anything. love laughing with you. love this book cover.

  16. Love this, Corrine. It is only recently that I have begun to see book covers as substrates! We have all used book text in our art, so, why not the cover?! This one turned out great! Love your creative use of the beads, too! And, yes, laughter is the best medicine for what ails yah!

  17. Mindful words and delightful art. I’m always blown away by your willingness to experiment and share. The book cover idea is ….. AMAZING!

  18. Linda K says:

    love it-lots of wonderful texture and color here!! Happy PPF!

  19. What a great way to upcycle! Oo how I would love to be feeling sand between my toes right now!
    Have a super weekend!

  20. Very nice work and love the words. Thanks.

  21. Fabulous idea to use an old book as a background for collage! Happy PPF

  22. What a wonderful idea to use the printed pages of old books as words on and under the art, and to use the empty covers for more expressions. I love the strands of string and the map piece. I am thinking I would love to add some type of funky holders to this so I could hang necklaces from it and then on the wall! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

  23. lovely mixed media piece!

  24. I love your wonderful words! Thank you and have a happy Weekend!

  25. Dear Corrine, there is lots of life and light in your work which is very creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Very nice texture!! Very pretty!!

    Hugs Giggles

  27. You are so good at using different materials in your work. I love the book cover background with the creases at the spine and all!
    Do you have lots of different books to recycle or repurpose in your stash?

  28. beautiful peaceful colors. i love the sea glass! ahppy PPF!

  29. this is fabulous and I love that you used the spine in the composition… and the textures are wonderful… makes it very rich… as to the taking my shoes off part … actually bloody cold here this morning so i will keep them on, but will do the rest!!!

  30. Elisa Choi says:

    a positive collage and post. way to go! 🙂

  31. You really captured the feeling of laughter in your words and artwork. Blessings!

  32. Lovely use of collage papers maps and text. The fabric adds a nice touch:) Great book cover

  33. What a beautiful composition, mixed media … exquisite!

  34. Great idea to use a bookcover as substrate. Love all the texture!

  35. Wow, such a great mixed media collage! I love the maps and the street of buildings. The texture is really great.

  36. There is no place I would rather be than somewhere with sand, sunshine, water, and laughter. Wonderful words and wonderful piece.

  37. Your words makes me imagine, a day at the beach- only 5 minutes walk from here!!! and I never spend a day there !!! Too bussy with everything else,-like trying to earn money!!! forgetting to live in the light!
    Your cover is just that! Sea- ,sky, and bright day light in a sunny day!! gorgeous dear Corrine!

  38. Brilliant use of the book cover! This piece makes me feel happy and bright! Thank you! xxoo

  39. This is so peaceful and reminds me so much of the sea! Beautiful work 🙂

  40. This looks so cool! I love that it is a recycled book cover x

  41. You’ve made a very happy hanging piece of art! Love the bright yellow!

  42. Fun project. Love your quote. HPPF

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