My friend, Michelle, inspires me.
She blessed me recently with some canvases to use in my art work. These weren’t any canvases, though, they once belonged to her father, who passed away.
I knew I had to create something special on them, especially the first one.
When I was in Hollywood, I asked where her father’s apartment was and I sought it out. I wanted to get an idea visually as well as energetically what I should create in his honor. Looking at the colorful, uniquely decorated apartment buildings built closely together, I came up with the theme of “Neighbors” and created this mixed media abstract as a result.
It is different from everything else I have done. The book pages are familiar, but I love the narrow length of the canvas. It is now hanging above one of my repurposed ladders and some of my smaller word-love art pieces. When I look to the right from my desk it is what I see.
It is sort of like Michelle's Dad is being a muse to my creativity. I smile each time I see the"apartment buildings" in different languages and genres, all reflecting love and hope.
Thank you, Michelle, and thank you to her father and his partner as well. I feel so privileged to have met you.
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Her word-love themed art will be for sale at First Friday each month in Downtown Bakersfield. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.
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