Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Eyes

One of the first songs that came to mind when I saw this week's theme, is the 1984 R&B song, "Somebody's Watching Me," by Rockwell.  It is a whimsical song with a catchy tune, and if you're familiar with it, it's probably already stuck in your head as you're reading this post.  LOL!  Although the song made references to being paranoid, haunted, or stalked, I decided to take a more serious approach to the theme.  My inspiration came from 2 Chronicles 16:9, which reads, " For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him."


The "Eye of Providence" or "All-Seeing Eye of God" is usually illustrated within a triangle, as seen on the back of the USA dollar bill.  However, I decided to use the Tim Holtz arch frame and sized arches to cut my tag base, because they resemble the shape of a church window.  I also used Tim's rays embossing folder to create the feeling of glory around the eye.  I colorized the latter with acrylic paints and ink pads.  I illustrated the eye using micron pens and Prismacolor watercolor pencils.  As an embellishment, I added some mulberry flowers with some beads to form the pistil.  As a finishing touch, I threaded a pink suede lace as a topper.  You can't see it in the photograph, but I also attached Tim's easel to the back, so it can be displayed freestanding.

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how grateful I am to be a part of such a talented and gracious group of artists.  Your "Swinging Sixties" tags were very "groovy," and the comments you left on my tag were very thoughtful.  Blessings!

15 comments:

  1. Very well done! Great detail! I appreciate your comments too.

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  2. Lovely tag, great shape and colours, too! Valerie

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  3. A wonderful shape to use for your tag and the beautiful designs and colours make the eye look magical

    chrissie x

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  4. This is beautifully executed and the various elements you incorporated make so much sense. Really lovely.

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  5. I especially like the colors you used and the arch frame!

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  6. Clever tag, love the shape and the colours, it is very 'eye catching!' X

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  7. Beautiful colours on your tag Arnoldo. The shape is lovely and the flowers ever so pretty.I thank you always for your kind comments you leave on my own work, wherever you catch up with me ;)

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  8. Beautiful tag, really striking and I love the idea behind it.

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  9. Very pretty and I love the idea behind it.Denise

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  10. this is really powerful! you are such a wonderfully talented artist yourself, it is a joy to see your creations! xo

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  11. I thought about the eye as seen in church but went a totally different route for my tag. I'm glad you went with this idea--it is a stunning tag.

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  12. A really beautiful tag - love the arch shape and the colours you have chosen are gorgeous! Carolyn xx

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  13. Those Tim products are perfect for this tag! It came together so well.

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  14. Such a beautiful tag - reminiscent of a religious icon!

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