Main Entry: imag·ine
1 : to form a mental image of (something not present)
2 archaic : PLAN , SCHEME
3 : SUPPOSE , GUESS <I imagine it will rain>
4 : to form a notion of without sufficient basis : FANCY <imagines himself to be a charming conversationalist>
Recently a friend and I were talking about my work and the subject came up about how I decide what papers I will use when I alter an item. She wanted to know if I "Imagined" the finished artwork before I created with the product. The answer to her question was best said by George Bernard Shaw "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." Perfecto George!
I imagine finished artwork before I design with the product. This is usually a good thing when I design a layout, but not so good when designing an altered art piece. Especially when the piece I have envisioned doesn't exist. But when I have a vision and the right product, it can come together and be exactly what I imagined.
Here are two altered items I designed this week using the new papers from "Imaginisce". I do say Mr Shaw this is exactly what I had imagined!
The purse was altered using "More Than Mistletoe" Collection. Everything in the collection coordinates perfectly from the large flower called Poinsettia Vendetta to the 12mm brad. Inside I created a folder book that holds some special photos, recipes and cards from past Christmas seasons.
The second piece is a wooden travel case that I altered using the Exotic East Collection. The top handle was created by using the Sarhara Sliders. (I bent them slightly before sliding the paper through). On the tag I included an old clockface mounted to the new "Aladdin's" Charms. These ornate filigree charms are so pretty.
Until next time: Imagine, Imagination, Imaginisce.
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~Albert Einstein