Monday, August 4, 2014

Dwell in Possibilities - Mixed Media

Hi Everyone! One of my favorite quotes is from Emily Dickinson's poem titled "I Dwell in Possibility". This phrase always inspires me. There are many interpretation to this poem. It sounds like she is comparing two houses to poetry.  The two houses could be thought of her real life (uneventful and powerless for a woman in the 1800s), and her dream life (where anything is possible). The two houses could also be thought of Poetry versus other type of prose. Some think it's a sad poem, some think it's a happy poem. I think it's a positive poem. I did a mix media to honor this motivational phrase. However, I chose to say "possibilities" instead, not sure why, but just liked the way it sounded.

I used cardboard back from a used up notebook as the canvas. I used K and Company scrapbooking designer paper and some bling as the background. I love ribbons…so I felt compelled to use for the lettering. I stamped the words on a blue ribbon. Wrapping the ribbon is a hemp string with a lock and key. The lock and key is meant to be symbolic that you hold the key and lock to your dreams. I added some flowers from Recollections with some pearls embellishments as the center. I also added some K and Company puffy sticker butterflies. As the layers I have an antique clock, more scrapbooking paper and burlap. Here is to you Emily….

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