Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Beach as Inspiration for Arty Girlz Challenge~Vintage



I returned from our vacation with so many images running though my head. I was so happy to find time in my studio this week to put those thoughts on canvas.

This piece was inspired by our week at the beach and vintage sand pails. I love those old pails with their vibrant colors mingled with years of rust.

This is my first entry in the Arty Girlz Challenge and I can't think of a more perfect topic for me !!

This collage is currently available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

21 comments:

Kathy said...

Good for you...I am glad I inspired something..lol. Did you post it on Arty Girlz blog? For everyone to see? I need to go back to and comment on the others left after I posted mine.

Chriss Rollins said...

this canvas is stunning, i loved those old buckets too.
welcome to artygirlz challenges although i am a newbie on there too.
thankyou for sharing.
Chriss x

mueppi said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön!!

Rosie said...

I love the disguised simplicity here... it's such a fun canvas! And thanks for sharing the photos of Maine... I used to love rockpools and wandering along the beach - you brought back some wonderful memories!

Julie said...

WOW Nancy your canvas is fantastic!!

Thanks for joining in with this weeks Arty Girlz challenge I hope you will join in again

Julie

xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really awesome.
Stunning piece of art. Love them.

Dawn said...

Beautiful - great colours - love the pail and the wee girl!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through the Inspire me Thursday blog and I absolutely love your art. It is so fun, creative and cool. Thanks for sharing your work. it is so inspiring and it makes me want to do more collages. ~ ajourneyofhealing

Karen Mowrey said...

oh how fun! Love the vintage buckets myself!

getting away is great, but coming home with fresh ideas is wonderful. What a perfect way to keep the vacation going!

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

I love it! I just came across a 1950s beach photo in my new stash that I can't wait to use.

I love the little girl...is she hunting for hermit crabs with that big net???

~Alisa

daisy said...

Gorgeous - especially love your choice of colours :o)

Diane Duda said...

Your beach photos are wonderful! So is this! Very fun.

Karen said...

brilliant idea, and so vintage. love this.

crissi said...

stunning canvas nancy wonderful back ground and images.
Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.
I hope you can join in again next week.

crissi xx

Becky said...

Wow! This is brilliant! Your artwork is stunning, I've loved having a look at all your creations on your blog!
Love Becky xx

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Nancy...your vacation sure inspired you and that is perfect for all of us!!!

hugs
Diana

Candace Trew Camling said...

Kennebunkport is a place my parents took me when I was a kid, I loved it!! I've missed quite a few of your posts, but what a wonderful surprise, all of your new art!

kath said...

gorgeous creation - love that old bucket - great work of art
Kath
xxxx

Fannie said...

Beautiful! Welcome Back.

Gaia said...

I love this one!! Super pretty colors! :)

RubyMay said...

lovely work of art...love the pail !