Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art  ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art  ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art ~ Joy of collages

I love creating collages as they help me pull together things that catch my attention and remind me to pause and inhale the beauty in my surroundings. If art is in the eyes of the beholder, then we come to it with our own perspective and vision of the surrounding world.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”  Vincent Van Gogh

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art  ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art  ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art ~ Joy of collages

Van Gogh’s quote made me stop and think… Why do we always allow others to negate our efforts? Why do we allow ourselves to succumb to subjective criticisms that discourage us from pursuing our craft? The difference between us and the masters we revere is that they stayed the course and worked on honing their innate talent till it stood out and captivated the observer. Some of the artists we admire today were poor and died miserably. Many years later, their work sells for hundreds of millions of dollars. Create your art and believe in its merit.

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Pablo Picasso 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art  ~ Joy of collages

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art ~ Joy of collages

 

Have a great weekend ahead and thanks again for stopping by!
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs.  I’ll catch up soon too. Thank you all for your patience!

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Work  of Art Share a photo of something that’s art to you. It could be some actual “art,” like a painting by your grandmother or the misshapen but perfect clay sculpture your child brought home from kindergarten, or something most people wouldn’t consider beautiful at all, but that has meaning to you.

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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36 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

  1. Such a great post Eliz.

  2. I loved your thoughts on Van Gogh. “The difference between us and the masters we revere is that they stayed the course and worked on honing their innate talent till it stood out and captivated the observer.” I need to persevere!

  3. Van Gogh (and you) are right. Rejection happens (especially when you’re a writer). Writing has to continue.

  4. Veronica Roth

    Beautiful collages Elizabeth. It’s so true, I’ve been allowing the negative in way too much. Tonight I said “no more”; tomorrow I paint. :) Big hugs and thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. The More The Merrier (@klcmaher)

    Beautiful collages! I love taking pictures, and my computer is full of them. I just want to capture as much of the beauty of our farm as I can.

  6. andrew baler

    wow!! the photos are really nice!! you can see how the person behind it took it with passion.

  7. Those are nice sayings that serve as good reminders on a colorful backdrop.

  8. A lovely set of images, I really like the quote collage!

  9. I like what you say about creating your own art and believing in it. There will always be someone out there who will enjoy it.

  10. Nice collages. Photography always brighten my life.

  11. I don’t paint nor am Iartistic, My son is doing graphic design and Art at college and has made some stunning designs/paintings.

  12. I really like the collage with all of the quotes the best…out of all the things I’ve done on the Internet…this is one thing I have yet to do.

  13. Reblogged this on THE STRATEGIC LEARNER and commented:
    Art is …

  14. I love these collages. It really does wrap everything up into one nice package. Thanks for posting.

  15. This was a beautiful post and the quote from Van Gogh touched closed. Got to keep going.

  16. franckxethee

    The quotes here are really inspiring. The photos are also really refreshing.

  17. I love the collages! Especially the one with the quotes!

  18. I love the collages! Nicely put together :)

  19. Love those collection of motivational quotes. I should also collect those I post in a week in my social media accounts. Thanks for the idea.

  20. I love Van Goth one of my many favorite artist! You have the same interest like me Art! <3

  21. I absolutely adore Van Goths work find it really original! And he is one of my favorites! And we have one thing in common our love for Art :)

  22. i also love collages. put the favourite pictures into one. its can be motivational

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  24. Love your collage!
    I nominate you for Liebster Award, please check it here http://demaodyssey.com/2014/05/23/liebster-award/

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  26. Aisha Kristine Chong

    There is always art in everything I say! I always love putting collages into everything I love – whether it be photo or words or quotes!

  27. You always pair the best quotes with your photos. I have added you to the blogroll so even if I don’t get a notice of your post I will be sure to come and visit.

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