Friday, March 1, 2013

The Challenge of Music!

I jumped into The Challenge of Music just to force me to creat something unique and inspirational.

My choice of piece for the Challenge, was Paul Horn’s Prelude 
from his album Inside of the Taj Mahal. 

It's singing without words and a flute, so beautiful!

Click the above link and listen to the music on YouTube!

I love that music because it brings me into a state of equilibrium and lightness. 

Paul Horn is a fascinating musician, who went to foreign cultures as well as to dolphins in the sea and then interpreted his impressions into fabulous music.

Last year, my focus was on creating jewelry. 
This year, has brought me into the mixed media world, a complete new world of creative techniques, concepts and language.

The past weekend, I attended a mixed media class with Ana Dabrowska aka Finnabair

Maybe you can see that I have been inspired by her techniques. 

 However for the Challenge, there was a problem, I had to go beyond the picture of the Taj Mahal. 

Eventually, I woke up one morning with the ultimate picture in my mind. 

My subconscious was still acting during my work. 

What a surprice! After finishing the picture, I could reveal these themes -

The Night, leaving the dark sides of life, meets the Sunrise coming with a new sparkling Day.  

The dark Evil against the supreme Good coming from the Sun.  


The Snake in Paradise and

Phoenix & the Eternity!

Some other details, the butterfly threatened by the snake behind

The snake's tail


The materials, are grunge things ( the snake is made of an old dog leash), left-overs from the past weekend, pearls, shisha mirrors, glitter glue and acrylics. 
I had a styrofoam plate coated with a piece of rough silk instead of a canvas. 

Thank you Erin Prais-Hintz for this exiting challenge!  

Here are my fellows in the Challenge of Music -
Erin Prais-Hintz
Alenka Obid
Ali McCarthy
Alicia Marinache
Amy Severino
Amy Grass
Carolyn Lawson
Cece Cormier
Cynthia Riggs
Emanda Johnson
Emma Todd
Erin Kenny
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Holly Westfall
Jennifer Justman
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jess Green
Judy Campbell
Karla Morgan
Kristina Johansson
Lola Surwillo
Malin de Koning
Mallory Hoffman
Mary K McGraw
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Escano
Michelle Bourbonniere
Michelle Mach
Molly Alexander
Monique Urquhart
Niky Sayers
Pam Farren
Rebecca Anderson
Sally Russick
Sharon Driscoll
Susan Kennedy
Tari Kahrs
Veralynne Malone