Sunday, September 30, 2007

oh dear, it's a re-run

sorry. i know everyone who hangs at caardvarks has already seen this puppy, but actually i never posted it here, because i didn't want the person whose birthday card it was to accidentally catch a glimpse of it prematurely. now that it is safely in the hands of said recipient, i'm putting it up, full-sized, purely because i really, really like it! (there--i've said it and i don't care if it sounds conceited!)

see, once every two years or so, something comes out looking pretty darn close to the picture that was in my head when i started making it. (i have a theory that "success" or "failure" in the heart/mind of a creative person depends not on the finished product as such...but in how the finished product compares to the mental "target" at which one was aiming. this explains why occasionally a person who has produced something which is an absolutely amazing triumph to everyone else, is bizarrely & inexplicably unhappy with their work.) (ok, i said it was a *theory*!)

the bliss collage (as i dubbed it) represents for me one of those glorious, giddy, "that's exactly what i was trying to do!" creative moments, so please excuse me whilst i revel in it! :)


(anahata katkin clip art; basic grey & all my memories patterned paper; ek success chipboard words & vellum stickers; basic grey fibers; oriental trading co flowers; michael's beads; colorbox inks; rub-ons: fancy pants, amm, making memories, scenic route, polar bear press, creative imaginations, autumn leaves; all the rest are "one-of-a-kinds": vintage sheet music, illustrations from old golden books, bengali text from an indian newspaper, etc.)

7 comments:

  1. Truly amazing ... the textures, colors ... lots and lots of eye candy.

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  2. Oh Lauren your work is so lovely! What a treat to visit you, it is truly a delight!

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  3. Lauren, this is absolutely beautiful! really amazing!

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  4. hey...that is mine!!
    and i LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it too!
    it's on the fireplace.
    it is even more fabulous in person.
    thank you my dear!!!!! :)

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  5. Seeing this card, for a moment thought I had somehow gone to your old post!;-) Go ahead with your re-runs! For some, it will be completely new....for others like me, its always nice to see again such beautiful cards!

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  6. I love your card....it is so cool!
    Malieta:)

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