Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Imagination Cafe

You never know what you will find on the menu at the Imagination Café.
It all started one night in my art studio. Tim came in for a visit and we were sitting around having a nice chat and talking about art. I was telling, Tim, how my new friend, Kellie, has a great imagination and she’s not afraid to use it. Tim says, “Hey, that’s a neat quote!” And I thought Hey that is kind of cool so I wrote it down in my journal. I also thought it would also be fun to share with Kellie, so I typed it up and printed it out, but it was just too plain, I had to tweak it. I reprinted it using our art names and it turned out like this: The famous glamorous artist Jazzgoil was overheard saying of her fellow famous glamorous artist Anonova, “ She has a great imagination and she’s not afraid to use it!” Well it still needed more embellishment so I crunched it up and then rubbed it with stamp pad of earthy colours, some walnut ink, Radiant Pearls, stamped images around edges, ripped the edges added a fleur-de-lis and a ribbon for a seal and rolled it scroll like, tied with a ribbon. Now that’s more like it! 0ne thing left to do . . . come up with an image of Jazzgoil. 0h I know! And voila the package is complete. I take my fun little surprise in to the office the next day and present it to Kellie and say this is for her journal. She gets a great kick out of it. And I ask her “Could I get a picture of Anonova to put in my journal?” She thinks for all of about 3 seconds and says “I know just what I am going to do!” This of course puts a big smile on my face. Kindred Spirits ! Aren’t they great! A day or two goes by and Kellie tells me she is working on it but she is getting a little carried away. 0h what could be better than that! Now I am really curious to see what she has been up to.
Kellie being true to her word brings in the most special image of Anonova hand drawn and painted and it is AWES0ME! It looks very mystical with Ms Anonova Mouse drinking her Green Tea and nibbling on German Butter cheese. Also included is the ancient looking document saying “Jazzgoil is the one that introduces Anonova to the joys of being a Wild Women of Art.” How cool is that, that I was able to inspire another to launch head first into Journal play which sparked a flurry of amazing pages of art with no end in site!!! Another artist unleashed, look out world!


Marilyn Rock said...

Fantastic!! This is a really personal expression, yet has been a path of discovery for both you and Kellie! Wonderful post and pictures!!!! You both are so creative and talented!

Anonova said...

Patti, it's almost as though Anonova Mouse wasn't complete until you gave it context in your journal! Those colours are PERFECT and I love how you've incorporated our little "scrolls".
THANK YOU so much for such inspiration!

Lindart said...

I love it!!!!! The mouse is wonderful, reminds me of my favourite type of children's story - slightly mysterious, Victorian.

Anonymous said...

That's terrific! Wish Kellie would get Anonova made into a rubber stamp as I'd love to use her in my artwork. I could see all kinds of possibilities for her! Love your blog, keep up the great work.