A sprite, a butterfly wing, a saint of the forest

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There are moments when things come up from a prompt or set of prompts like Art Journal Journey‘s “Things with wings” and Mix it Monthly‘s Angels/Saints that seem to go somewhere of their own volition.  The energy for this journal spread is certainly intuitive and started with “seeing” a rough sqaure head shape and a place to hold a giant butterfly wing found in some gelli printed paper that just got sorted.  Serendipity takes place in the forest in my mind.  A tiny forest sprite, an angelic figure with an giant butterfly wing.  An elemental being of the forest, a spirited guide to all that’s good about being in nature. A sense of the not perfect, the one wing, oversize is enough.  Most every gift we receive is enough, more than enough if we choose to see it, hear it and revel in it.




large wind that folds in



Acrylic painted background leftovers, distress inks, gel pens and gelli printed paper “wing”



oil pastels to bring some high color to the figureIMG_5102

Linking to AJJ and Mix it Monthly


  1. Absolutely wonderful painting with a great story to go with it. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

  2. Fabulous! Really drawn to all the lines in this- in the wing, on her, and in the background. So true, every gift is more than enough!

  3. Love your colors Corrine!! Very springlike! 🙂 And i think we are all ready for some spring to arrive on wings…. 🙂 Hugs! deb

  4. Absolut a fantastic painting, so colorful and your angel is really lovely, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

  5. kampysgirl says:

    When I saw this close up on FB, I thought right away of a sprite!! I love her colorful self! xo

  6. Very bright colors. Love the squiggles and wiggles of light. Wing is awesome. Embrace what is given to us.. YES.

  7. Nancy S. says:

    She looks So happy and ready to fly away!

  8. Don’t you just love Serendipity! I love the colorful face.

  9. There’s a lot of joy coming from this wondrous angel page. Blessings!

  10. Oh she’s a happy and lively angel living in the forest – nature’s playground of all things perfect and imperfect like butterfly wings – treasures from on high!
    xox Suzy

  11. She is so beautiful Corinne! Love all this softness !
    Happy spread – thank you for this fab entry for Art Journal Joureny!

  12. Amazing painting and wonderful colours.

    Thank you for joining us
    Love Chrissie AJJ guest hostess xx

  13. johanna says:

    she´s such a wonderful angel, i love her face… love your post, serendipity is such a great Thing!

  14. A wonderful painting, with those amazing colours you choosed, Corrine. And the angel looking so bright and happy for her one wing, so much that it enlightened her face. We should also smile much more, when recieving !!

  15. The first thing that struck me was the lovely colour scheme of greens, pinks and yellows.
    Your angel has such a look of serenity and happiness and I like her coronet.

  16. I so see me in this art, Corrine! When I turned 65, I thought it was time to once again rebel! I wanted to learn to spread my wings anew. Rebirthing, I guess. Well, that’s over, but I still carry those feelings of grabbing life and appreciating it. Well done, my friend! Very well done, indeed!

  17. all around lovely Corrine
    your colors speak to me of spring
    grateful for so many gifts ♥

  18. You always have such wonderful shapes and colors. I feel that I could learn a bit from you about painting freely!

  19. wow,love your vibrant pages,loved all on this pieces.

    xxx jeannette

  20. She is the good soul of the magic forest, thats so clearly seen!! So love her vibrant colors and the stripes in the shirt and wing!! I also love the loose forest so the eye can take a walk in! Sooo love your art!

  21. Don’t you just love it when it all comes together in perfect harmony? That’s how I envisioned happened with this piece. And it fit both challenges, perfectly, too.

  22. Such wonderful color, texture, energy ~ love it!

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