Saturday, May 24, 2008

Words for Wednesday from the Archives





































When I was in the 4th grade, I read a book by Louisa May Alcott, called 'An Old Fashioned Girl'. Somewhat fitting, as I have mentioned that ON OCCASION, I think I may have been born in the wrong era, as my love for antiques and Victorian houses (all things old), is very much part of who I am. The book reports ALWAYS had covers with drawings. My material of choice at the time was CRAYPAS, or oil pastels. You could layer them and then make designs by scratching the top layer. Anywho, jumping ahead quite a few years, with lots of training in Fine Arts, college behind me, I did this poster for an off Broadway production called 'El Shaddai'. It was a beautifully written musical about the life of Daniel. I thought the best way to go, was to copy Michelangelo's 'Daniel' from the Sistine Chapel. Well, I completely fell in-love, with Daniel, that is. He is done in mixed media, watercolor, pastel, pastel pencil, colored pencil, just about everything BUT Craypas. I couldn't help but put these two pictures together, because they're both a part of me. An old fashioned girl, with faith. Prayerfully, if ever I wind up in the lions den, I'll be just fine....eyes and heart set like a flint toward heaven....

8 comments:

Deb DiSalvo said...

Amy-
That is beautiful - you are such a talented artist. LOVE the first photo!!!!!
Cheers,
Deb

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Well, the good news is that I've grown!...I loved 4th grade, my teacher was one of those really special people, I just adored her...you see, those early years really are telling!!!!

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Loved the contrast of the 2 drawings and your progression.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank goodness that I've progressed since 4th grade, yes???
The contrast IS striking!!!!

Christy DeKoning said...
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Christy DeKoning said...

sorry, I had to delete my first comment because it didn't even make sense to me lol....

so what I WANTED to say is that you've come a long way. Art is not talent, it requires practice and dedication. You've obviously been doing your homework :-)

christy

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Christy...well, when asked how do you get to Carnagie Hall...the answer...practice, practice, practice...yet and still a gift from God....

Lynda Lehmann said...

Interesting to see your progression as an artist! Your version of Daniel is beautiful!