Friday, January 17, 2014

So today I have my project for the ePaperie Team Picks Challenge!!  I really hope that you will all join us and make scrapbook page, art journal, canvas, altered item...the sky is the limit. Use the word hope, or make a piece of art that represents a hope that you have for 2014. Anyway that you interpret hope.

The last two challenges from ePaperie, the Altered and Team picks have really hit close to home.  My husband's wonderful cousin is in the hospital waiting for a heart transplant. She is very brave and strong but I know that the time that she has spent in the hospital must be becoming very difficult.  So with the hearts challenge and this Hope challenge, I just couldn't keep keep myself from creating this.  This is just a little reminder, how strong just a small bit of hope can be. And my hope for 2014, is for Jana to get a wonderful, new, strong heart. (The earlier in 2014, the better!!)

I started with a sketch.  Then  I watercolored with neocolors.  I really tried SO hard to keep white space on the page because I just wanted this little canvas to be simple and not too busy.

I painted some felt with white gesso and then painted it with one of my favorite colors, Quinacridone Magenta by Golden. The felt keeps it's shape so well and provides an excellent pop of texture!

I painted around the edges of the cavas with my other favorite paint colors!  I glued the watercolored picture down to the canvas.

What is your hope for 2014?  Make something and share with us at Eclectic Paperie!


  1. Karen,
    First I hope your wish comes true that must be really hard waiting. Love your sketch and your sentiment.

  2. Saying prayers for Jana Karen, such a heartfelt sketch and I hope it happens soon.
    Sending big hugs to you all

  3. Oh Karen, this is beautiful and so meaningful. A wonderful sketch and love the watercolors and like you, I love white space. Beautiful and keeping Jana in my prayers.

  4. WOW! This is outstanding! LOVE the felt - never thought to do that but the texture is AMAZING! This is a very powerful sketch!

  5. Karen, this is amazing. I love the message it sends and hope that your wish for Jana comes true very soon. I never thought of painting on felt...fabulous idea. The white space really allows the thread and the wording to stand out and I love the way my eye just naturally moves through the piece.