Monday, March 30, 2009

Poised


This 8 by 8 inch piece includes collage (using Japanese "Nori" glue), a handpulled block print (the bird), and watercolor. Canvas works well as a backing--no bubbles or warps. : ) I love the physical work of pasting the pieces together--Nori glue is *so* friendly!
A beautiful quote from The Nectar Glory of Sri Vrndavana: "I meditate on limitlessly beautiful Vrndavana forest, filled with limitless trees and vines, limitless deers and birds, limitless splendid groves, limitless charming lakes and streams, limitless jewel mountains, and the divine couple's limitless nectar pastimes." Have a great week!

9 comments:

steve said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nicola! So this worked well on canvas then? I've been thinking of trying collage as well on canvas. Anyhow, this is a very uplifting work, and the poem is the perfect compliment. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Periwinkle said...

Very very nice. Love the muted colors you used for the bird (which is lovely too).

megan said...

very nice piece, and i love the phrase "Nectar Pastimes"!

ValGalArt said...

Beautiful!

Coreopsis said...

Lovely piece! I really like how all the pieces fit together--

Nicky Linzey said...

Your bird colouring is jewel like - beautiful. It is interesting to know how your work is done, thanks .. and I will have to try nori glue.

Denise Gallagher said...

this is really pretty!
(and I have a special fondness for birds.)

thanks for your kind comment
and have a wonderful day!

Denise

justdoodleit said...

love the crispness of your style!

tdd23 said...

Beautiful work! I really enjoy seeing your stuff.
Tulasi