Thursday, January 6, 2011

Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner Blog Hop Week # 1 - Inspirations for the Creative Soul

http://flip-pal.com/2011/all-categories/scan-your-heart-out/


It's really an honor to be asked to participate in a blog hop and I really couldn't pass up the opportunity create more art and challenge myself even more.


So - Welcome to the kick off of the  Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner Blog Hop!  It's the first of 5 Fabulous weeks of artwork by 5 fabulous designers in the industry!!!  Woot Woot!!!

It's a new year and personally, I couldn't be happier to see 2010 go ....and 2011 arrive. 
2010 was a year of extreme challenges personally and to share a inner bit of myself....a bit of depression too.  When you "want" to create with all your soul...but your heart is hurting...it's a very difficult thing....

I created this piece towards the end of 2010, when the year was coming to a close.  I decided that this wasn't the way I wanted to live...I did not want to be depressed any longer and so I began writing....at first, random thoughts....and then random paragraphs....and then I sat down with a canvas......

And I glued....and glued....and glued......with my fingers mind you...no paint brush for me...I decopauged recycled newspaper onto the canvas....and stepped back to reflect......then I added layers of paint...and layers of glitter and whatever my creative soul wanted at that particular time I added....and I let go of negative thoughts...I wrote them outta my life.... and just like that the layers of happiness and creativity began to unfold....

I thought "inspiring" thoughts......and I began to feel my sadness being lifted and a new person inside begin to soar.....and I thought...wow!  You really have amazed yourself...(yep..sometimes you just have to be your own cheerleader...it's okay..toot your horn!)...I didnt know I had any of this art in me......



I used the Flip-Pal(TM) scanner to digitize this canvas which is 12x 24.  I love love love how easy it is to now capture my wall art and rearrange to make other great art!! It's so versatile.
 
Next, I arranged the image in photoshop and created my very own personalized iPhone skin!  How cool is that???


For a limited time, you can get this skin for your Iphone.  I'll ship it free! Why not start your year on an inspiring note and remind yourself when you see this skin, that you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to accomplish!?!?!

Only $14.99 - Click here to place your order thru my e-commerce store

  
In the next few weeks, I'll share more of the art I've been creating from the soul...peeling off the layers to reveal new artwork and a new style....

I hope you enjoy my journey!! and I look forward to seeing what everyone else has to create too!....

So please take a moment to follow the links of the other amazingly talented artists on the hop!

Flip-Pal(R) Mobile Scanner is giving a scanner away each week.  So click here to go their page to register!  Hope you win!!

26 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

what a wonderful collage you created and now have shared with us!
i love your project and post! very inspiring!
:) melissa

{VICKI} said...

love it

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Linda I understand how crafting and putting yourself into your art is comferting... Love your project and since it was done with the Flip~Pal it even better
The Scrapbooking Queen

Annette Allen said...

your canvas work is amazing. The Flip-Pal really does capture your work amazing. Thanks for sharing. LOVE YOUR WORK.

Kathy Peterson Inspired said...

Great story and love the artwork. What a clever idea to use your art to make a phone skin!
Linda--thanks so much for joining me on this blog hop with Flip-Pal.
Kathy Peterson Inspired

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great project!!!

PatSloan said...

wow wow wow!! Now I need an iphone so I can get this!!!!

Very excited to be on this blog hop with you!

Bambi said...

Love your canvas creation. You are so inspiring.

Reflections from Granny said...

Fabulous idea, this little scanner is WOW! Thank you for sharing your beautiful project.

Lori m

BARB T said...

I landed here by way of the Mobile Scanner Blog Hop. Pretty Cool! Glad you are getting out of your funk. I have had more than my share of dealing with depression and I know first hand it is a difficult journey. Sometimes it seems like we cannot even make the choice to help ourselves. How cool is it that art and expressing ourselves through art is quite often the key. I have only had a small amount of time to glance through your work, but I like what I have seen, and I shall be stopping back. It is wonderful to be inspired.

Noreen said...

Your angels are so sweet! Love the way you can transfer your artwork to other projects.

christy Tomlinson said...

Love the Iphone cover idea! So beautiful!!

bairdmtn said...

Love the i-phone skin! I really need a Flip Pal so I can create these wonderful goodies!!

Christy Day said...

Hi Linda! Do you have any idea if this iphone skin will fit the samsung fascinate? It is adorable and I would love to have one if it will fit my phone! Thanks!

Linda Peterson Designs said...

Hi Cathy - yes I can get a skin for the Samsung Fascinate. It will look very similar. email me at lindapetersondesigns@yahoo.com and I'll send you a preview.

Thanks so much! Linda

TheaM said...

I wish I had an i-phone now.... so I could dress it up in this beautiful outfit!

Pat K said...

How adorable so uplifting your
work is wonderful!

Pat Kinon said...

Your collage is adorable and uplifting! What a great message to start the New Year!

alwayscharlie said...

This is so cool! I'm glad writing and creating helped you find your happieness.

Ola said...

This is gorgeous.... I love your canvas & how easily you were able to scan it!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

I love the canvas. You rock and winning a scanner wouldn't be bad either. LOL

KateB said...

I'm not this original so I'll just drool at your creations...those little girls are adorable!! That Flip-Pal is totally awesome!!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome tale and inspiration your collage is thank you for sharing. EJ

Brandi said...

So cute!

Mary Paul said...

Nice canvas work. Now i need a iPhone for this design

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