Friday Affirmations — Laugh

Laugh with shining white teeth, strip your feet of shoes and go barefoot in the sand, let your hair fling in the wind and taste the salt spray on your tongue.  Notice light, notice life.

Hanging book cover collageMixed media collage on a book cover as substrate, acrylic paint, sea glass beads and torn painted muslin.

Linking up to Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Every Day


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42 Responses to “Friday Affirmations — Laugh”

  1. Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 17, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    I can’t believe I am here early for once. And what a great time, since this old book cover makes the perfect wall hanging. Lovely piece any artist would be proud of. What a super way to recycle!!

  2. Karen Isaacson May 17, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    very cool use of a book cover. It wasn’t immediately identifiable as a book to me, which makes it even cooler. Makes you really lean in and question and ponder.

  3. Kat May 17, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    Corrine you inspire us all, your freedom and letting go approach is so refreshing!

  4. lorraine May 17, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    happy ppf…have a good all the layers

  5. Jessica Sporn May 17, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    this is a revelation! so refreshing and unexpected. I love it and your words as well.

  6. jill eudaly May 17, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Word of the day, Yellow! such a warm inviting piece. nice work!

  7. iHanna May 17, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Oh a book cover painting, how very cool.

  8. Janet Ghio May 17, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Lots of wonderful texture!! and love the words! Happy Friday!

  9. Marjie Kemper May 17, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Lovely! I do believe I need to pull out some muslin. today!

  10. Lisa Graham May 17, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    There is something about old book pages mixed into art. They seem to go together well…like peanut butter and jelly.

    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the affirmation! xo

  11. artmusedog and Carol May 17, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Wonderfully creative collage mixed media book ~ love all the textures ~ Happy Weekend ~

  12. Suzy May 17, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    I can smell the saltiness of the ocean and feel the sand in my toes, the sunshine on my face. I LOVE that you used a book cover for your art. Just so cool! HPPF!

  13. Valerie-Jael May 17, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Love it! Valerie

  14. Kim Mailhot May 17, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    What a delicious prompt !
    I hope your weekend is full of laughter, Lovely Corrine !

  15. Judy Shea May 17, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Laughing is the best for anything. love laughing with you. love this book cover.

  16. Kay Wallace May 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Love this, Corrine. It is only recently that I have begun to see book covers as substrates! We have all used book text in our art, so, why not the cover?! This one turned out great! Love your creative use of the beads, too! And, yes, laughter is the best medicine for what ails yah!

  17. Terrie -Creative Explorer May 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Mindful words and delightful art. I’m always blown away by your willingness to experiment and share. The book cover idea is ….. AMAZING!

  18. Linda K May 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    love it-lots of wonderful texture and color here!! Happy PPF!

  19. Angela May 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    What a great way to upcycle! Oo how I would love to be feeling sand between my toes right now!
    Have a super weekend!

  20. gloria May 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Very nice work and love the words. Thanks.

  21. Morag May 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Fabulous idea to use an old book as a background for collage! Happy PPF

  22. Gloria J Zucaro May 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    What a wonderful idea to use the printed pages of old books as words on and under the art, and to use the empty covers for more expressions. I love the strands of string and the map piece. I am thinking I would love to add some type of funky holders to this so I could hang necklaces from it and then on the wall! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

  23. Christine May 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    lovely mixed media piece!

  24. Erika May 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I love your wonderful words! Thank you and have a happy Weekend!

  25. aga May 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Dear Corrine, there is lots of life and light in your work which is very creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  26. giggles May 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Very nice texture!! Very pretty!!

    Hugs Giggles

  27. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen May 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    You are so good at using different materials in your work. I love the book cover background with the creases at the spine and all!
    Do you have lots of different books to recycle or repurpose in your stash?

  28. Debbie May 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    beautiful peaceful colors. i love the sea glass! ahppy PPF!

  29. Tracey Fletcher King May 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    this is fabulous and I love that you used the spine in the composition… and the textures are wonderful… makes it very rich… as to the taking my shoes off part … actually bloody cold here this morning so i will keep them on, but will do the rest!!!

  30. Elisa Choi May 18, 2013 at 2:37 am #

    a positive collage and post. way to go! 🙂

  31. Arnoldo L. Romero May 18, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    You really captured the feeling of laughter in your words and artwork. Blessings!

  32. sandra sherman May 18, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Lovely use of collage papers maps and text. The fabric adds a nice touch:) Great book cover

  33. Leovi May 18, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    What a beautiful composition, mixed media … exquisite!

  34. denthe May 18, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Great idea to use a bookcover as substrate. Love all the texture!

  35. Faye May 18, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Wow, such a great mixed media collage! I love the maps and the street of buildings. The texture is really great.

  36. Ginny May 18, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    There is no place I would rather be than somewhere with sand, sunshine, water, and laughter. Wonderful words and wonderful piece.

  37. Dorthe May 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Your words makes me imagine, a day at the beach- only 5 minutes walk from here!!! and I never spend a day there !!! Too bussy with everything else,-like trying to earn money!!! forgetting to live in the light!
    Your cover is just that! Sea- ,sky, and bright day light in a sunny day!! gorgeous dear Corrine!

  38. Marilyn J. Rock May 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Brilliant use of the book cover! This piece makes me feel happy and bright! Thank you! xxoo

  39. wilme May 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    This is so peaceful and reminds me so much of the sea! Beautiful work 🙂

  40. kirstin May 19, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    This looks so cool! I love that it is a recycled book cover x

  41. Carolyn Dube May 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    You’ve made a very happy hanging piece of art! Love the bright yellow!

  42. Cris, Oregon Artist May 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Fun project. Love your quote. HPPF

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