Sunday, April 5, 2009

Angels Abound

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. " ~Michelangelo

Can you imagine that? My humble mixed media angel painting will be staying with me as I forgot to give her arms :] I had some old canvases that I covered with papers and painted and collaged over and then antiqued a bit.


Share your songs.....

with your fine feathered friends!

11 comments:

Vania said...

lol - she is lovely even without the arms - I didnt even notice utnil I read your post, cheers :)

Jess said...

wow, I can't believe your opening quote--I've ALWAYS loved that quote, it really does something inside when I read it...I get tingles! It's definitely one of my favorite quotes.
I found your blog through Anne over at Gaal Creative, and I'm glad I did! What talent you have :) just thought I'd say hi!

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! This is really lovely. I like the inclusion of the musical papers. And I love the shape of your angel's wings ... they look like the scroll work from a violin or harp or some other lovely lyrical instrument that just fits with the whole theme. :-)

Hilary said...

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Please check it out! :)
Cheers!
Hilary

island sunshyne said...

BRAVO on picking a quote that totally and completely draws you in! I think I only read the first four words and just KNEW you were quoting Michelangelo! He was such a genius...

I'm loving your new painting; your angels always make me smile. (As does your mention of "old" canvases. I have a stack of paintings that just didn't speak to me, so I have been recycling them and breathing new life into them. :)

Hope you had a lovely weekend and that the week ahead is even lovelier!

xo
Angie

Atticbabys said...

Oh I love your little angel! She prefers to fly i believe, so arms would be quite useless ;-)
Nan

sarah said...

so nice, i like the textures and the distressed effect And the colors

Mechelle Harrison said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog blue crow. Your angel is super cute!

Paris said...

Wow! This artwork is INCREDIBLE!!!! Whoa!

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! By the way, I don't think that your angel has suffered any from lack of arms. I guess I assumed the arms were there, just hidden in drapey angelic clothing. Or maybe angels don't need arms, since they have wings. I love this piece, arms or no ... I wouldn't have even noticed if you didn't point it out. The angel is just gorgeous! :-)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Kimmie,With or without arms she is beautiful!!! And I also love the quote!!
blessings,Flora