Friday, March 29, 2013

SSS&S Challenge - A Favorite Quote

The challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog is to use a favorite quote or saying in your art. There are already SO many submissions over there, you've just got to check them out. So inspiring!

For mine, I didn't have time to create something new but instantly knew what quote I wanted to use. It's a Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous stamp that I've always loved. I had worked it into a patchwork canvas I made last year, and thought it would be great to bring it back again for this challenge.


Inspired by the patchwork projects I've seen by Tim, I created this using many of his techniques and products. See the quote in the center? "Life is the Art of Drawing Without and Eraser." I just love that line because it's so clever and true. I also love the little images worked in with the words.



In life we make choices. Sometimes not the right choices. But we learn and move on. We can't erase them. They're what make us who we are. 


I think to myself that if I had to choose only one stamp to keep and get rid of the rest, this would probably be the one.


If you'd like to see more close-ups and read more details about this project, please go to my post from last year. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!


22 comments:

  1. Now that is a fabulous sentiment!! Your work is tops and I've thoroughly enjoyed admiring this piece and your blog. Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment on my blog too. :)

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  2. Such a true sentiment! Love your piece! I have never tried one, and yours looks so fun! I am having fun looking at all the goodies you decorated it with! Happy Easter!

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  3. WOW!!! I have to have a go at making a scrapbook collage - this is amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxx

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  4. This has just stopped me in my tracks Annette! Truly STUNNING crafting. I LOVE your quote too. Happy Easter, Nicola x

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  5. Stunning patchwork! I agree, this is a wonderful sentiment.

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  6. Annette...your patchwork canvas is Ahh-Some! I totally love each and every square and rectangle! Beautifully designed and hand crafted. Love the little dimensional Ideaology elements. Love the distressing and the stamping as well. Just a beautiful piece! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show and HUGE CONGRATS on your acceptance into Ranger U! As an alum...I can tell you that you are in for one of THE most amazing experiences of your life! <3 Candy

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  7. Completely fabulous! Your patchwork canvas was one of my absolute faves of the audition pieces - so cool to see it in close up... and the quote is just fabulous with the Art highlighted in white - wow, wow, and again wow!
    Alison xx

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  8. This is gorgeous I am dying to do a patchwork this is so inspirational !

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  9. This is such an amazing project! Love the patchwork! Every piece has another technique to it. Really great sentiment too. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I took that class with Tim a few years ago and it's one of my favorite wall hangings. Yours is stunning! Love the eye panel especially, and of course that is one empowering quote!

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  11. Hi Annette....this is so fabulous. Definitely a winner I would say.

    I love the bold colours and techniques/stamps and a very true quote

    Best wishes

    Annie x

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  12. This patchwork is just fabulous Annette! Love every single rectangle! The quote is one of my favs too! Thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show! ANd...congrats again on Ranger U!!! WOOHOO!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, love every little patch x

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  14. This is FANTASTIC! I just pinned it to my Simon Says Stamp and Show Awesomeness Pinterest board :) Thanks for joining us this week! - Ashli :)

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE this masterpiece !! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  17. This is such a fabulous piece of ART!

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  18. Just jumped here from Laura's blog (Laurart) to see what inspired her lovely collage and have to say I'm glad I did. This is so inspiring Annette. Hugs, Jenny x

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  19. Annette...a huge congrats on being recognized as one of the TOP 3 designs at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Your patchwork piece is amazing! Have a BLAST at Ranger U!!! I'm so excited for you. <3 Candy

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  20. Well, that is an inspiring piece of work! I love every little bit of it...there is so much to explore! :)
    Congrats!

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  21. This is fun, and you used such a great quote. I'm going to take a class with Tim next week!!

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  22. Congrats on your win at SSS!

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