Inner Child

I am combining two challenges in one 4×4 this week.

The 4×4 Friday challenge is using a “quote” in your creation.
The challenge over at Layers of Colors is “children”. (BTW, I did use two stamps, the background stamp is pretty much covered up, but I also used a Layers of Colors unmounted bubble stamp along the edges, it’s very subtle here).

I started with a photo of me when I was two years old. It was taken just outside of Munich, Germany. Am I pouting or WHAT! I Love my wicker pram in the background, there’s only a peek of it. That would be a wonderful thing to still have, but it is long gone.

I used one of JoAnna Pierotti’s darling dresses from a Paper Whimsy sheet that I recently ordered.

Boy, did I ever have to fiddle getting the image of me the right size to fit the dress; cutting arms and adding bits of dress color to make it work, using a little Signo white gel pen….luckily I like to fiddle.

That is the music to Swan Lake in the background.

So here is the quote I chose by Stephen Nachmanovitch:

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child”

21 responses to “Inner Child

  1. Wonderful card, great picture!

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  2. Had fun on your blog awesome saying on your 4×4 cute baby!

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  3. I love the sweet dreamy quality of this piece, it’s a perfect child’s imagination and not getting everything we want when we want it! :0) Beautiful “fiddling”!!

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  4. you just keep getting better and better! i love your little you in that dress! your hard work fiddling paid off! she’s super cute!

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  5. hastingshall2

    Patty, this is really one of those WOW!!! pieces. You were certainly cute as a button! I had one of those wicker bassinets. After my generation, it proceeded down the line for at least 2 more generations of my sister’s family. You succeeded in dressing your picture very nicely.

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  6. Hi Patty~
    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, your so sweet. And speaking of sweet, Oh my this little princess is to cute for words. I love those dresses….

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  7. Oh no what a little Darling.
    This is so wonderful. Love them.

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  8. A very beautiful work !! love the little girl ! great card !!!!

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  9. A brilliant piece Patty, very cute too!! x

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  10. Absolutelty gorgeous.

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  11. I love your canvasses, almost as much as I love everything else you create. That pic of you is just too, too cute!! I keep getting inspired by artwork all over the blogosphere and I like the new look of yours…
    Those little frills at the base of your canvasses are a really fancy touch, very you!!
    *wanders off to make coffee, giving her tambourine an occasional shake*!!

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  12. Loved this one and I do hope you show this one to your Mom. You sure were pouting about something! But it is a great photo and well captured in this latest venture of yours. It has taken on a whole new life!!

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  13. This is precious! I love using images of my little self in my art work… 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments!

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  14. This is a precious piece!! LOVE the photo of you and what you have done with it here, amazing!
    Gaye

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  15. enjoyed viewing your site, love your style each piece is so unique which I really like

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  16. Adorable and so true! Having a child allows that inner one to surface and play a lot more often too!

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  17. This is gorgeous! What a wonderful background, and the image is darling too!

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  18. This is adorable…I love your art piece! Beautiful!!!

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  19. brilliant work …and I have lingered at some of your other artwork….amazing blog !

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  20. I love this piece! It’s so detailed. A lovely composition!

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  21. wonderful artwork!!! love the cild-picture.

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