Sunday, July 13, 2008

Chinese Proverb Canvas

Finished this canvas this weekend. I'm 100% in love with the Chinese Proverb that I discovered in the July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. The artist who utilized this proverb in the article "Art at the Speed of Life" is Pam Carriker. Her work is full of layers, textures and gorgeous colors. Her talent is inspirational. I'm not 100% happy with my hand lettering, but that can only improve, right???? Sharpy does not flow well over Golden's Tar Gel medium, note to self! I'm a slut for that shiny surface though! The proverb reads: "You cannot prevent birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent thier making a nest in your hair." What a great sentiment.
Please feel free to comment/critique. Input is most welcome.


  1. i have enjoyed watching your work progress. i very much identified with pam's article as well. i have some of the golden tar gel medium, but have not used it yet. do you have any advice for using it?

  2. Okay, now I think you need to change your blog name...this canvas turned out great, Susan! And, with NO brokn heart! =)