Friday, January 25, 2008

Illustration Friday ~ Tales and Legends



I really came up short on today's topic for Illustration Friday. Without the time today to head to the studio to whip up something new, I dug down deep to one of my much earlier works. A few years ago I was new to the world of collage and hadn't quite found my style nor the materials I now enjoy using in my artwork. Frequent visitors to my blog or website may notice in this collage the complete absence of paint, distress inks or fluid chalk inks...items I cannot live without today! Isn't it funny how we evolve into the artist we were meant to be? Anyway, with all that aside, here is my entry, good or bad, and here's a wish to all the wonderful bloggers who support and encourage me..."May you always have a fairy godmother looking out for you!"

© Nancy Lefko

25 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy....

Wonderful submission this week...

love the colour and texture of the work and it is always lovely to see earlier work and see progression of our art...

and thanks for the great read...and the wishes for a fairy godmother looking out for me...

Have a wonderful weekend...
Cheers,
Diana

Kate said...

Hi Nancy! You know, i thoguht when Isaw this that it looked a little "different" from your usual collage work. But...I REALLY like it actually! I like the butterfly wings, and it seems fresh to me. Yes, it is different, but it is still your work. : )

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Lovely collage - I really like the innocence and sweetness it implies. You do awesome artwork!

Mim said...

Nancy - I agree with Kate, and I also like it. It's a bit more "naive" in it's design, but still delightful.

danshultz said...

Great work as usual and nice take on the topic.

murphy girl said...

oh, i think this is very sweet, and the contrast between the girl (also her size) and the wings is wonderful! it's always good to look back to see how your style has developed

rbaird said...

Oh it's definitely good. Isn't growth wonderful?
Let's never stop and then compare again later!!!

Mary said...

It is still a beautiful piece even if you evolved as an artist since you created it. I am continually still changing as an artist too and the work I posted today is only a few weeks old but I can see the faults and how I have improved since I painted them!

nina seven said...

I love your collage work, even this "older " piece has a strong sense of design. I do some illustration work for a rubber stamp company, (A Muse) so I'm in touch with the paper crafting business. Thanks for your nice comment on my IF entry.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Either that or a winning lottery ticket! Cool collage!

Faruffa said...

Enchanting interpretation !!!
I wonder how you can always create fresh images with pieces of the past

ValGalArt said...

This is so lovely and seems like it was made for a story! I'm not sure there is good or bad because everytime i post something i think is bad i get the most positive comments? Are they pullinng my leg?

claudine hellmuth said...

awww! i want a fairy godmother!!

Ellen Byrne said...

You've done it again, Nancy! Terrific!

Ginger*:)* said...

This is delightful. Everyone DOES need a fairy godmother.

Judy Scott said...

ohhh so lovely ~ do I get three wishes too:) Judy x

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I really like this one too Nancy. Love this little girls face and expression :o)

Candace Trew Camling said...

this is amazingly lovely. This page always makes me want to collage! (even though i should be drawing!) I love your color palettes and your photo choices are impeccable.

Cheryl said...

What a great discussion you begin (both in words and pictures.) Intrigued by your work.

Sparky Firepants said...

Hey, this is pretty cool. I like your style, I'll have to come back and see more!

AnastasiaC said...

i love your collage work - you are very inspiring!!!
goodluck with the new cafepress store...i hope to open an Etsy store this year...

sketched out said...

So lovely! I can see that you've evolved, but you did it from such a terrific place! You may have been new to collage, but you certainly had a knack for it from the start. Just love your stuff.

moverlow said...

Nancy, I can't say enough how much I enjoy your work. The choice of materials, the compositions, color - all of it is just exquisite. You have have a wonderful body of work that you should be immensely proud of. I cannot wait to see more of it.

Random York said...

Nancy! You do this so well! Very much fun, but it's very sweet too!

Elise N Black said...

I so enjoy your work! Such a creative lady!
I hate to get up early too! But oh, when I do I LOVE how beautiful the world is!