Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Purple!

Purple became my therapy last night, as I was eager for sleep, but babe had other plans. We sat together at the table, not knowing what on earth to make.  I rummaged through my supplies and found that I had...no purple!  Well, barely.  Can you believe it.  I have one color of dark acrylic, and barely any left!  Limited supplies aside, I took a piece of wood fence I found on a walk, and had a wonderful, purply, time.


Funny enough, I am so into purple this year.  I carry a purple purse, I have purple toes this summer, and I am wearing a purple shirt.  So, where are my purple art supplies?  I told myself, during this summer of color fabulous event, that I was not going to buy one art supply, and I haven't yet!  Working this week with nothing was tough, but worth it!  Click on my Summer of Color thingy dingy in my sidebar to see all the great purple art!


36 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful and textured and dimensional! You did a wonderful job!

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  2. wow! I love it! Who said you need a plethora of supplies to make something beautiful? I only used one purple (dioxide) as a wash on my shrine. The doll though was something else :-). But I truly love your fence post covered in butterflies. Where will it sit in your home? Julie

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  3. Absolutely stunning... I LOVE your purple piece... the butterflies are gorgeous and fab texture...

    Jenny x

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  4. this makes me happy. i haven't visited you lately. i'm sorry. i had too much going on for a while & then i just kind of took some time off from the blogosphere.
    but i've missed you & your beautiful stuff! purple is one of those colors you can mix up from others & get all kind of great shades. i love that you're not buying any new supplies & still working through your summer color challenge. it's always good to give yourself goals & then find creative ways to meet them.

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  5. So pretty!My fave color,but I'm behind this week.Waiting for my 9th grand baby makes it hard for me to post.Any day now.Thank you for visiting me.You have a fun blog site.Denise

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  6. I love this! The textures are fabulous and the shades of purple are so pretty.

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  7. I'm now a new follower:) #65

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  8. I LOVE this art! What a cool idea and it turned out so beautiful! Great textures and I love all the butterflies - a fab purple entry!
    Jessi xox

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  9. Magnificent Purpleness! Wish I could be that messy and free...just love your art!

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  10. I love that you aren't going to buy any supplies and just using what you have. I think it makes us more creative when we have to use only what we have on hand. I do that when I make quilts. I love this piece. It's very beautiful and I love the subtle bits of purple. Lovely! :)

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  11. Of course you created this piece of fabulousness out of a discarded piece of wood - of course you did! You are such an inspiration - and look at all that purple you got out of such little supplies. Bravo! xo

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  12. Wow you...you are do darn creative...a bit of wood...get outa here! I am so inspired by what you do and what you use....I may just do something so out of my comfort zone for orange....we'll see...lol...xxx

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  13. Wow! Look at that! Wonderful texture. It makes me want to reach out and touch it. :)

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  14. Pretty! You did a magnificent job with so little purple paint.

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  15. wow this is amazing,, its really beautiful,, I love the way your mind works,, thankyou for visiting me,,

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  16. THIS is what you do when you don't know what to do? WOW!! Love it. You are wonderful:) I am sharing on Twitter.

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  17. Gorgeous creation and those purples just work so well. (I need to go find a piece of wood now) lol

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  18. Very creative. Love what you have done with your found piece.

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  19. This is ab.SO.lutely awesome...I am really into butterflies right now because they are the symbol for my son's rare disease...this is gorgeous!!! You certainly made your lil bit o'purple go a long way and I LOVE it!! ~Scarlett
    (glad to meet another artistic home educator, too! ) :)

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  20. Wow! Well done for using up your supplies and resisting shopping.

    I love your painted fence post...its so pretty.

    Hope you managed to get some sleep...........

    Karenx

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  21. Oh Wow, LOVE this creative piece. Love how you have used the wooden fence piece as your canvas..adore those butterflies and beautiful texture...totally inspiring!! :)
    Jan x

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  22. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog, you sure had a challenge with the purple....you did a great job!
    Donna

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  23. Wonderful; I love how you made do and went for it~
    I find I didn't have a lot of purple at first, but then found some paint and tiny touches~ I love the texture of your art! It is beautiful, what we can make when we use what is on hand~ Well Done

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  24. A stunning piece - love how you have decorated the wood - very clever and creative! And a wonderful "purple" creation!!

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  25. That fence board is absolutely gorgeous..that was so creative..It would look great in a flower garden! ! ))smiles))

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  26. I know I already said this, but I do love this piece. So inspired. I love using recycled items for art.
    I'm answering your question from my blog. We are heading out next weekend and we are moving to Salem. I'm so excited for the change, it's going to be wonderful. I've always loved Oregon and have wanted to live there and we found a groovy old house with lots of character, so I'm pretty happy about that too. It has plenty of space for me to set up an art space. Woohoo! If you're not too far away, maybe we'll get a chance to meet for coffee sometime. :)

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  27. Love what you did....especially using ONLY what you had on hand....and a fence post...whoooohoooo that's fantastic!! and thanks for your kind comments on my blog!//*o*\\

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  28. I LOVE it!! I just adore the way this looks. So much yummy texture and the little butterflies are perfect. It shows true creativity when you can make something so beautiful out of virtually nothing. :) Love it!

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  29. Thanks for being so faithful in visiting me and commenting.
    Your Red winged devil made me chuckle, and I liked the softness of Brown. But, oh how I love the Purple with all of its many textures!! Congrats on not spending this summer!!

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  30. Oh my goodness!!! I stinkin LOVE this!!!! I love all that texture and yummy goodness!! I want to eat it!
    Last week we got new windows put in and I actually dug through our trash bin picking out lovely scraps of old crusty wood!! So glad to see i'm not alone in this!!

    xoEsther

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  31. Hi! I found you through Heather at Little Red Henry's blog sidebar! What a beautiful blog you have. I LOVE purple this year too! And your purple artwork is simply awesome!!!!

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  32. I just love this.. You did awesome. I would have never known that you had limited supplies.. I can't wait to see your orange..

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  33. Hi again! Thanks for your comment. I was wondering the same thing about the french waiter... what is he talking about?! He seems to really be into it!! So funny!! Take care.

    xoE

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  34. Wow! This is great! I love it! :-)

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  35. This is wonderful. I love that you ujsed an old piece of fence. My favorite kind of art! :)nan

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