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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"You'll Turn Out Ordinary If You're Not Careful."

“You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.”

 I found this quote on Pinterest and knew I wanted to use it on an art journal project one day.

Coincidently, I found a Klimt greeting card of Emilie Floge from the early 1900's at Cost Plus and immediately knew how I was going to alter it and use that Pinterest quote.  I just didn’t know when I would find the time to get the project done.  The inspiration to work the Klimt/quote came to me when I opened a package from my generous art muse to find a little jar of  Prima Metallique Dark Velvet paint in the package. Ah ha! The time is now! So here I am today sharing with you the final results. Every time, I view this page, it makes me smile. I love, love that quote and how the altered body of the card came out. I altered the Klimt card by inserting an old photo of my face. It took me what seems like an eternity to find a photo of my head with the right angle to make it work on the body.  J

I hope you find some amusement with this piece also. ;)

 Thanks for dropping by. I currently have another art page in the works to add to this book and hope to share it with you soon.





  1. omg Joyce, this is my favourite piece you've done in a while....it's stunning!! Firstly the colors are magical the purple and gold is divine! and the patterns are perfect!.... your idea is so creative and just so glamorous! I would never have thought of this idea, you really internalized this painting and literally made it your own! amazing girl!!!!

  2. This is such a stunning and detailed project, I really love it!