Friday, February 8, 2008

C'mon Wilbur, Take Me to the Ball!


The uber-talented Elizabeth Bunsen has invited the art blogging community to her latest Bloglandia Ball and, as usual, I am hustling about right before deadline. It's good to know that a career as a writer and editor hasn't interfered with my tendency to finish everything on deadline.

The delicious invitation made me feel a bit like Cinderella -- the ball is here and I have nothing to wear. Fortunately, the friendly talking mice reminded me that I did have something to contribute to the white theme of the Bloglandia Polar Festival. During my convalescence I made a series of entries in my small journal based on color. I could add my white pages, which you see above. Good mice!

Here is my composition in white. For someone who loves bold color, I may just try a more restrained palette and see where it takes me.

Don't you love when others inspire you in new directions?

14 comments:

eb said...

JeriAnn - this is so beautiful - I too lean towards saturated color and then - as in the winter white project - can be so moved by a restrained palette - especially whites - what a lovely offering - I love all of the different elements and the somewhat melancholic feeling (James Dean?)- thank you so much for celebrating with us - and btw - I also love the pieces below as I scroll down - a lot of great stuff here - did someone say newbie?

Deirdra Doan said...

Your white page is is sublime. I love white, I decorate with it often...You have a beautiful sense of color...Nice to meet you at the Ball....

Janet said...

Your white pages are beautiful. I couldn't help noticing James Dean!! He was such a cutie!

Jill said...

Oh yes... this is so lovely. Being a slave to color... I too find paler pallettes somewhat daunting... so much so that I tend to steer clear of them. But... I do so love looking and feeling the subtlety of the winter whites... You have inspired me. Thank you!!!
Hope to see you at the party!

Tinker said...

Thank goodness for those friendly talking mice - they've helped many of us get to the ball.
So glad they found this in your closet - your journal pages are really lovely!

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I, like you, think and do mostly in bolder colors. I am finding however that a more muted palette appeals to me. It's calming really. Your pages have a deep and thoughtful quality. James Dean? I feel there must be significance there.
Anyway, nice to meet you here at the Festival.
Lisa

eb said...

the pleasure has been mine - thank you so much for coming - and I think folks may continue to dance well into the wee hours...

xox - eb.

Stephanie said...

I really love these pages...the stones and subtle words. I work with strong color too and this was a refreshing challenge!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

More thanks to eb and her polar ball - I am so grateful to be exposed to such great talent.

There's such great balance to the entire piece & the muted tones just feel so right.

Warmest regards, ~M~

somepinkflowers said...

ooohhh....

so glad i met you
at The Bloglandia Polar Festival!

:-)

i am racing the clock
to meet a deadline
[[ you can relate? yes? ]]
but
will be back to look around
your interesting home here.

thanks for chatting up ~petal~
she is such the travel bug
and
enjoyed your train banner,
by the way.

more later...

Lea said...

I love this! And that this magic was whispered to you by the master of ceremonies for the year, the year of the rat, I mean mouses, mice!

Truly beautiful, and so full and haunting in all its shades of white...

Thank you!

Loudlife said...

Hi Jeriann-

Your white stuff is gorgeous! Maybe I'll try something white...

I'm sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, my girl has been sick so my computer time has been severely curtailed. Today is our first semi-normal day.

Anyway, email me, loudlife at comcast.net and tell me what you want to put on your blog. I think that maybe a phone conference would be easier, don't you? Let's figure out a good day and time and exchange numbers.

till then,
Laurie

michelle ward said...

JeriAnn - love the whispers on these white pages. so calming, and such diversity in each element. terrific!

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

are we still partying? I'm a bit late! wanted to stop by and enjoy your offering for the festival - lovely!