Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"...an infinite storm of beauty"

when we contemplate

the whole globe

as one great dewdrop,

striped and dotted

with continents and islands,

flying through space

with other stars

all singing and shining

together as one,

the whole universe appears

as an infinite storm of beauty.

-john muir (1838-1914)


Doe Grozs Art said...

I like that image :-)

Stacy Wills said...

thank you, doreen! have you ever used citra solv on national geographic pages?

Kel said...

psychedelic baby !

Laura said...

Stacy this is magnificent...how perfect your mandala is set above this gorgeous poem. Thanks...such a lovely way to start my day.

Stacy Wills said...

laura, thank you! the verse is actually a quote from john muir's, "travels in alaska." i often format quotes in poetic form, because to me, the words are so beautiful and read very much like poetry.

kel - hehe...i'm a hippy at heart.

Daisy Yellow said...

I'm so glad so many of us are hippies at heart. This mandala is really intriguing, funky!

Stacy Wills said...

tammy - it's a citra solv piece (digitally altered). have you ever experimented with that? turns old national geographic magazine pages into great textured papers for mixed media work, journal pages or collage backgrounds.

Karin Bartimole said...

definitely an infinite storm of beauty - a kaleidoscope of it!!

I've used citra solv with national geographic mags. i wasn't crazy about my results, but i've seen nicer ones in other peoples work. my results were fuzzy/blurry. maybe it depends on the kind of paper you do it on... are you working with it?

Stacy Wills said...

karin - to get this image, i started out with a citra solv'd national geographic page, from which i cut out a 4 inch circle, then glued it to a piece of foam core that had several layers of acrylic paint on it golden rust tones. then i painted a light halo of yellow acrylic around the circle. i scanned that, then took it into photoshop elements to crop and play with. that's how i seem to work best with citra solv...taking the scanned pages or beginnings of pieces into photoshop to "finish" them.

Karin Bartimole said...

well, you are a master with the material stacy!! just gorgeous. i'll have to play with it again when my space is set up - you've inspired me indeed.
thanks for your hugs! zana is rallying and has been doing so much better the past couple days. must be all the great energy everyone has been sending :) xox