Friday, January 31, 2014

Life Is A Mystery. ATC. Shelby Pizzarro

Life Is A Mystery ATC 
Mystery. I  love the word. For me, it conjures up images of smoke and mirrors, the positive and negative aspects of religious fervour, the secret of the inexplicable. Was the reason for the birth of the word in the 14th century much different from our use of it today?

Mystery spurs us on, a kind of Muse who quietly nudges us to explore, discover, and find our ultimate essence, to "know".

I chose to illustrate this line, attributed to Mother Teresa, from the Grand Circle Corporation book of quotes . The substrate for the card is illustration board. Dreamy shades of Distress Inks and acrylic paint set the background. In addition to the art paper and a wrapper from a Hershey's Kiss, I rubber stamped images using metallic acrylic paint. The thoughtful woman pondering her fate was over stamped with a Fleur-de-lis, a symbol representing wisdom, faith, and chivalry.

Our paths are many, but mystery and the search for answers and meaning in our Art and in our life, inspires us all.

Where would you be today without mystery in your life? 


Sue Marrazzo said...

Hi Shelby!
'Really cool colors in this!
I like the quote and metallics are my favorite part :)

Deborah Nell said...

Love what you said about mystery. Without it, life would be too boring. And really like how you depicted mystery.

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Hi Sue

Thanks! I love the metallics too. What is life without a little bit of shine???

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Hi Deborah

Thanks for your comments. I would be boring without something to spark our creativity! :-)

Mary Beth Brath said...

Great post Shelby!