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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Monday, February 04, 2008

Finally....

As I have been telling you all I am at a creative block so I decided that I should do something, anything to get rid of this frustration of not being able to start projects let alone finish them. So found myself thinking that if I make a world map I can proudly say that my dollmaking and blogging friends come from almost every corner of the world. I started putting shapes of countries by just tearing out paper. All the shapes and countries are nowhere near like a real map but it just gives a sense of the countries which is good enough I thought. Then I added all the little faces representing a few countries. Forgive me it I left out any country as there is no way I could actually get every country on this map but those I missed out you are still amongst my dear dollmaking and blogging friends. After I put the general shapes in, I let loose myself. I added anything and everything to the map that I could lay hands on and this is the result I got. I know it is not a master piece or even for that matter very pretty but I loved making it and just messing around with everything. I really don't know what I should name this. I thought about "bound with a common thread" but that is too stale. So I will just say " this one is for you my friends".

25 comments:

  1. Shashi .. I find your map very beautiful! It IS a masterpiece, please don't sell yourself short! :o)

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  2. Actually Shashi, I think this is quite lovely! Hope it helped to free your muse. Much Love!

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  3. Shashi, this is absolutely BRILLIANT! Probably one of the most touching & significant art pieces I've seen in my 3 years online. I love the way you portrayed the various continents, and the addition of Australia's koala is GREAT! Remind me to fuss at you for not seeing what a truly fine artist you are!

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  4. Shashi, I think it's beautiful too, and very special!
    You are an amazing artist, and I love to visit your blog!
    Nicola xx

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  5. Wow!! love it Shashi, that seems like lots of fun!!

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  6. How very creative and a true work of art! I think it is awesome!!

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  7. Everything Kai said....it is wonderful...I love it and finding very touching...big hug

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  8. Shashi, how marvelously creative and brillant your map is! I love it! You are such a treasure, my friend!

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  9. Shashi, the map turned out to be so beautiful and filled with rich colors. What an incredible tribute to bloggers around the world. :-)

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  10. So many little touches that are subtle and help make this really special! I could spend lots of time looking at this. I like the crown by the UK. This is a wonderful piece - I hope it helped move your Muse! It sure seems like it did!

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  11. oh Shashi
    I see a wee little actually its big like me- Koala bear staring back at me- I love this idea and you done did it so beautifully to- its a magnificent and to your creative block lovely one- its just absolutely magnificent
    love n hugs bear xxoxoxoxoxo

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  12. Shashi, it's glorious, and I would have recognized it as your work without being told! The colors and embellishments give it your own personal stamp.....I love it!

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  13. What a cool idea and what a wonderful piece of art!
    Hugs, HElen

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  14. Awesome Shashi -- Just awesome!!If that is not your muse then she has an awesome twin!! Hugs jandee

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  15. Yeah!
    Obviously block is over!
    Fabulous!
    Sandra Evertson

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  16. Shashi... I think this is one of the most beautiful pieces you've ever created. It is wonderful in every respect! Congratulations.
    Big hugs to you!

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  17. Shashi,
    WOW! WOW! I Love your new pieces. Very creative.
    Love & Hugs
    Fran

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  18. This is wonderful...your Muse certainly woke up and gave you a fine inspiration.

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  19. WOW!!! This is just so amazing! It is a wonderful idea. I love the little bear :o)

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  20. Shashi, wow, wow - this is fantastic!!!! My country's there, and I love the koala. Really, this really is wonderful - a treat for the eye!

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  21. Hi Shashi!
    I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Nicola xx

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  22. Sorry I haven't been by for a few days... I've been a naughty blogger ;-)
    I think your map is fab Shashi...what a unique idea and so many gorgeous things to look at WOW!! You may feel like your mojo has gone missing but by the look of this...it's just been lurking beneath the surface. Well done you :)

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  23. Shashi, I love your collage. It is so beautiful. I don't think your muse was blocked. Just wanted you to try a different medium. If I can't do dolls, then sometimes I quilt. If I can't do either of those then I do paper work like collage. It all keeps the creative juices flowing and eventually the doll muse will flow around again!
    hugs Karen

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  24. Ah, so there you are! I tracked you down from Judi's journal! Glad to see you over at my blog, and now I'll have to lurk around on yours!

    I love your map! It's gorgeous! And there's really nothing better to get you out of a creative slump than to just play around! It seems the only way to wade through the swamp of thoughts that can swarm around creative ideas and mask them from view.

    I'll be switching over to Blogspot sometime in the near-ish future (or whenever my butt isn't being kicked by studying) and then you won't have to be all anonymous and stuff when/if you comment!

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