Monday, January 18, 2016

Hope in Your Heart : Mixed Media

Here we are and it's Monday again.

We have only dipped our toes into the creative spring
of the new year 
and there's already so much inspiration 
to be found.
In our hearts and all around.

What inspires you? 

Some of my most inspired moments come through...


I love that moment when I read something or 
hear a song and for whatever reason
it finds it's way to the depths of my heart.
 I am somehow forever changed
and awed by the beauty of the moment.

Does that ever happen to you? 

Today, I'd like to share with you
a mixed media piece that I made. 
It doesn't have a name but
HOPE in your Heart 
is the theme.
This is one of my all-time
favorite words. I think the reason needs 
no clarification.

Sometimes I just like to grab some things from my 
scrap drawer and from leftovers laying
on my desk and try to fit them altogether to 
create something.


Have you been creating?
I try to work on something every day.
It feeds my soul!

The desire to create is one of
the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
Dieter  F. Uchtdorf

May your basket of HOPE be full
to overflowing..
in spite of your circumstances.

 With God all things are possible..
Matthew 19:26

So, there's always reason to hope.
And I have always thought that hope is what 
sets us to action.
If we don't have the HOPES 
that things could be different or better
somehow, we wouldn't take that next step.

Now, I'm going out to take a walk. 
I promised Miss Liberty and she's waiting!

Thank you for coming by.

Blessings and hugs,


Kezzie said...

It is so beautiful! I find it very hard to combine media so I am deeply in awe of your natural ability to do this and be brave and experiment!! I'm always worried it will go wrong and I'll waste resources!!!x

Stephanie said...

HOPE - what a precious word! I am so thankful for the HOPE that is found in the Lord Jesus.

Your mixed media artwork is beautiful, my friend, and it embraces the word HOPE in a lovely way.

Have a wonderful week, Tamara. Love and hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a beautiful mixed media piece!! I totally love all the different elements you have combined, the colours and different texture, the elements of nature such as the feather, they all work so well together! A truly gorgeous and creative piece!!
Oh and I just saw in the post below, you are part of Jeanne Oliver's network too, - I joined a while back and have joined one of her journaling classes. A wonderful place to be indeed!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my word friend this is beautiful! (Oh and yes, I do sometimes feel things very deeply and it changes me; moves me, really.)
Tamara this collage is truly wonderful. All the textures creates so much beauty and interest. Love it! (was wondering what the piece is under the 'hope' heart- almost looks like a sea shell?)
Thank you for sharing. You mentioned movies as one thing that can stir your inspiration? I will sometimes put a movie in that does that for me; like a period piece (Pride & Prejudice...) when working on something vintage!
Bless you, Karen O

Tamara said...

Thank you Kezzie.. I had to LEARN to be brave in my creating and even now I sometimes second guess myself.. You are naturally creative and would do a fabulous job!

Tamara xo

Tamara said...

the word hope is so eternal.. nothing can outdo it or overshadow it. And it's so re-assuring to know that. Thank you... And best wishes for your week as well Sweet friend..

Love and hugs to you,
Tamara <3

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

This is truly beautiful, Tamara.TFS.
Have a lovely day.

Tamara said...

It's so wonderful that you're linked up with Jeanne's creative network as well! Isn't it a wonderful group of caring and talented people? Perhaps you'll be sharing some of your journalling with us. I hope so! Thank you so much for coming by and have a wonderful day.

Tamara <3

Tamara said...

We are movie- watching Kindred spirits! My girls and I have watched P and P so many times. And I agree with you.. Its very inspiring. And yes, that is s seashell. I look forward to seeing more of your vintage creations..Thank you for visiting. Blessings to you <3


Tamara said...

Thank you Marie.. Isn't it a joy to create and to be able to share with one another? Whatever your day holds for you, I hope it's lovely also.

Blessings and hugs,