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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fear of Pain and the Unknown


As I mentioned in an earlier post....I am having knee replacement surgery on Monday. I am feeling a bit stressed! So I thought maybe a little painting and mixed media in my journal might calm my nerves a little bit. 

The girl is a stamp that I purchased from a local artist from 
NC called "Enchanted Designs" by Juen. Isn't she pretty? I paper pieced her dress, and added some ribbon and lace.  The white stenciling was done with Fiber Paste and the MFT Concentric Circles(Mona Pendleton Design).  The orange stenciling was also Fiber Paste, but had some orange acrylic paint mixed in. That stencil is another MFT MPD called Graduated Diamonds. I stamped the butterflies and then did a little yellow & orange color washing on their wings. To me, the butterflies mean hope and no more awful arthritis pain!!!

I was inspired by the colors for the current



I am hoping in 6-8 weeks after my surgery, I will be making another page in my journal that will be all sunshine and roses!!!!! 
WooHooo!!!!!!

I am gonna also link this up to the current Simon Says Stamps Monday challenge:
All Stars (what is your all star tool, ink , etc that you can't live without).

Mine is two...Archival Black Ink and Staz-On Black Ink!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie



***This page was Featured on A Mixed Media Color Challenge***





20 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh no Mackie I'm so sorry you have to go through surgery! You will be in my prayers and I wish you a very speedy recovery. On a brighter note your project is amazing! I love the way you've fancied up the girl image. Take care ;)

Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, this is AMAZING! LOVE that Beautiful girl and LOVE that your poured your heart and soul into this page! All of your stenciling and paste and color washing makes this truly the BEST page i think I have seen you make! Praying for a successful surgery for you! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge! Can't wait to see the page with sunshine and roses!

Mona Pendleton said...

WOW Mackie! This is GORGEOUS and should most definitely be a canvas! Love all the butterflies fluttering about and the stenciled background! Best of luck with your surgery!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Maria said...

Wow! I just had to comment on this amazing creation! You will be glad once your surgery is done and that you're on the road to recovery! I'll be keeping you in thought and prayer! Your journal page speaks from your heart and soul! It's a grand piece of art! Love the background, lovely lady, butterflies, and sentiments! Just fabulous...love it!

Jill Norwood said...

Mackie I love this beautiful mixed media piece! The girl is so beautiful! How fun to have a lovely stamp by a local artist! Gorgeous design and I love the butterflies! I am sorry you have to have surgery! I said a prayer for you tonight and for those that will be treating you! Here's to a speedy recovery my dear! I will be thinking of you! Hugs, Jill

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a beautiful way to ease your jitters, Mackie! I hope it helped somewhat! I send you all my best wishes for a successful surgery and a smooth recovery.

Please do let us know how it's going when you can. I've only heard positive stories about knee replacements. The only negative is that the recovery can be slow. So I will pray for patience for you, too!

Fortunately, you don't kneed your knee to do your wonderful art, so thank God for that!! Hmm, I think I'll spell kneed that way from now on. Just keep thinking of sunshine and roses and how wonderful you will feel a few months from now, skipping around on your knew knee!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie said...

Mackie your journal page is INCREDIBLE! I can't stop looking at all the stunning details. It really evokes and expresses what you are feeling. I hope all goes well with your surgery and you heal quickly. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely way to work through your stress and turn it into a lovely journal page. Beautiful image and love the idea of journaling. Thank you for joining in on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with us!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS page Mackie - can't wait for your sunshine & roses one too! Thoughts & prayers are with you :)

Anna-Karin said...

Such a beautiful page and you captured your feelings so well. Great design. I hope everything will go well with your surgery. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Hoping and wishing you a speedy recovery!! My neighbor had both his knees done (separately) and he did well and so glad he did it!!

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous page!! The white stencilling is fab, makes such a bold statement! Love it! x

Julia Aston said...

wishing you the best with your knee replacement! Love this wonderful girl with her pretty dress - and the lovely background you created with the word sentiment!

Colleen Dietrich said...

i am sorry to hear you need surgery! i hope all goes smoothly for you. i am in a similar boat, having had major reconstructive foot surgery on june 25. i am still relearning to walk, 11 weeks later. god bless you, mackie, and take care! do as your doc says. ;)

Ros Crawford said...

This is fabulous!! It really says what you want it to ... I'm sure that all will be fine and I'm sending happy thought your way ... Thanks so much for visiting my blog too ... much appreciated!

Lisa H. said...

ohmygoodness!!!! this is stunning. I LOVE everything you added to this and I really love that you created this out of your nervous energy and anxiety over your surgery. What a great piece. Hope everything went well!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful mixed media project Mackie. Love the girl and the paper (and lace)-pieced dress... the colors look wonderful... The white circle dots are just perfect. Great textures!

Karen Conner said...

Your girl is awesome! Love the whole picture. Great colors. Great feeling from the background.

Great art!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful page! I LOOOOOOOVE the colors and the polka dot circles... love the gal's dress (esp. that lace!!!!)! And I LOVE her hair- it looks so real!

THANKS so much for your sweet comment on my blog the other day! You made me smile <3 HUGS!

sheila 77 said...

What a very attractive page and the girl looks fabulous. Glad your surgery went well.