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06/16/09
Door to the Unknown
Filed under: General, Collage, Mixed Media, Challenges
Posted by: Mary @ 10:43 pm

My sister Anne, Anne’s Creative Cornucopia, told me about a wonderful new creative art challenge group that started up last week with the first week’s theme of Mona Lisa. This week the theme is doors and here is my first entry to Three Muses. I did an initial pencil sketch and then decided to build the piece as an 8.5″ x 11″ oval using cardstock, glue, and scrapbooking paper, adding brads and knotted embroidery thread around the edge to create a talisman. My door is figurative and represents the world of opportunity that awaits when we open the door and cross the threshold into the unknown.



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17 Responses to “Door to the Unknown”

  1. nan Says:
    Very pretty door. I love that you thought in oval so to speak!
  2. Lynn Stevens Says:
    beautiful colors and a interesting take on the theme. glad you joined us!
  3. Bev Says:
    Well just WOW Miss Mary! I’m so glad your sister told you to come see us. This is so artistic and creative. Beautiful colors. I thought at first it was fabric art. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
  4. jean snead Says:
    Mary,I love your interpretation of the theme “doors”. I see it as an endless opportunity of choices in our lives,some of which can come full circle. I am intrigued you used the oval. Super Job!!!!
  5. Marie Markham Says:
    Hi Mary! I was expecting you. Anne told me that you might join in the challenge and I am so glad you did. I love your picture. It is beautifully done with a touch of the mystical. Great work.
  6. José Says:
    This is a special and beautiful entry. Like it a lot.
  7. Taluula Says:
    Mary I’m so glad you decided to join. Your picture is a great interpretation on the theme.
  8. Eila A. Says:
    What a beautiful piece, with a wonderful idea behind it! I love the oval shape.
  9. Anne (cornucopia) Says:
    This looks wonderful, Mary! I thought it was fabric at first, too. The scrapbooking paper choices you used blend so well together. And the center purple door is cosmic and cool! :-)
  10. Astrid Says:
    Great card, really lik your take on the theme
  11. Terri @ Pringle Hill Says:
    Great symbolism in this piece! Beautiful!
  12. Yvonne Says:
    WOW, this is original! I love it.
  13. JudyNZ Says:
    Love the originality of your piece, Mary, very attractive! (Yes my quote was from Barnacle Bill, when searching there were some very ‘bawdy’ alternatives to the original!!)
  14. Stacy Says:
    Very interesting colors and textures! Wish I could see it up close!
  15. wil Says:
    Beautiful piece !
  16. ellen Says:
    the oval is never ending as well, what a great thought and so many different choices we can make each beckoning us. very original and colourful contribution
  17. DebbieM Says:
    I love the story behind your piece of opportunities awaiting. Very eloquent! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Much appreciated.