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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lady Grey



I was inspired to use these colors upon seeing a woman walk into my office building wearing a grey pant suit, with a pale shell pink silk blouse and a cream scarf with little tiny pink pearls woven in the fabric, and, of course, she was wearing a strand of pearls.  She looked just exquisite in these colors.  I hope she didn’t notice my staring her down to absorb all the details.  LOL.   Later on that day, I went through my scrapping stash in my mind wondering if I could create a page inspired by Lady Grey wearing those exquisite colors and textures.

Using the salt texture technique I posted earlier,  some of the supplies I purchased from the C'est Magnifique ("CM") store which included the French Kiss - Glitz paper, and four staples (a challenge to members in the CM Forum),I created this page. 

My title on my page comes from an experience most of us un-goddess like ladies have experienced at one time or another.   While vacationing in Hawaii with some very dear friends, I was introduced to this Goddess.  She was tall, with long golden tresses, with perfect teeth and a smile, and had  gorgeous high cheek bones.   I was told she was a Miss something or another, I can’t remember what her title was at this time, but she fit the title perfectly.  J   I had mousy hair, a gapped tooth smile, and flat cheek bones, and at that moment, I wanted to become invisible in front of the Goddess standing before me.     Later on we were invited by the Goddess and some mutual friends to join them for dinner.  It would be ungracious of me to try to think of an excuse not to go so since I was invited to stay at my friend’s lovely home on this beautiful island.  I put on my best face and went.   As everyone was finding a place at the dinner table, the chairs starting filling up quickly around the table and there were chairs vacant next to the Goddess.  It quickly became evident to me that I might have to sit next to the Goddess.  My heart starts racing, and I’m thinking, “Please don’t seat me next to that pretty girl”.  Not only did I not want to sit next to the Goddess, I certainly did not want to be photographed with her as that would only enhance her Goddess like qualities. LOL.  Well, all my insecurities faded as the evening went on because this Goddess was warm, friendly, funny and terribly sweet.   She truly was a Goddess in every sense of the word by making me feel like we had known each other for a long time.
 
 
 
 



15 comments:

  1. You have nothing to worry about as you're very pretty too! As is your layout. I too love the grey and pink.

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  2. Joyce, this is amazing! I always love to read the stories along with your photos, you are an excellent writer! What a beautiful page..thanks for sharing how everyday inspiration like a woman's outfit translates into your artwork..nicely done!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous - both of you.... and the layout. Beautiful colours and design.

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  4. Joyce, this is so beautiful.... I am in awe, I just LOVE it....

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  5. Joyce, this layout is totally awesome! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at Glitz Design!
    Hugs ~G~

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  6. are you talking about this photo? When I popped over here, I immediately was struck by the two beautiful and happy women in the photo. Which one is the "goddess"? gorgeous technique on the layout!

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  7. Joyce, this is so beautiful And I just love the story behind the colour scheme inspiration!

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  8. stunning work once again Joyce!!
    Ingrid xxx

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  9. How terrifically lovely. I adore the soft, peaceful colour at work here. I wore a vintage dusty peach hued lace dress and grey shrug for our Canadian Thanksgiving last month, which would go (if I may say so) really well with this gorgeous LO.

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. This is incredibly stunning!!!! I absolutely loved reading about your inspiration too - very inspiring and interesting! TFS! :D

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  11. This is so pretty and artistic! Such a lovely use of the French Kiss collection! Thanks for sharing your Glitz love with us!!

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  12. I am absolutely speechless Joyce at the ingenuity of your page! and guess what, looking at the photo the person standing out is YOU. The Goddess sure is really pretty, but not as pretty as you and I'm not kidding! Loved reading your story and seeing detail by detail how it inspired you to create this masterpiece. These colours speak a special language to me as do the soft elegant details. I can feel my heart starting to throb looking at everything, soaking in the feel of it and sensing the inspiration that brought out this: STUNNING Joyce, simply stunning!! I bow to thee again my friend and applaud your artistry! xoxoxo

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