Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friends


Just wanted to say a quick, little 'hello.' This is a piece I just finished for a friend. It has a lot of textures from different papers, some silver stars, and the background is stamped with a tree stamp I carved myself.
The stamp isn't meant to have a lot of contrast so it doesn't show up that much. It does add a layer of depth that I quite like.
The birds say "friends" and the french word for friends "amies." These are the two official languages of Canada- although not that many Canadians speak French. Here in Moncton is the exception. Our house is the perfect example. I'm half English and half French, and Jason is half French half English. We speak both languages at home and even more often a mix of the two.
The little yellow bird represents day and the blue bird represents night.

9 comments:

picciolo said...

I love it, this is one of my very favourite pieces of yours!
: )

Robyn said...

I love the contrast of the little bird glowing golden and the other like a shadow.

Anonymous said...

Very nice mood in this one. I think the texte adds a lot.
Amber

M.Kate said...

Hi Shayla
This is a perfect painting!! Very beautiful and very meaningful. What is life without our family and the ones we love, and how can life be complete without good friends everywhere..both near and far!! Hugs :D

Megan Coyle said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift, I really like the texture in this one.

Tracy said...

There is such deep beauty and harmony in this piece, Shayla. I love all the sublte layers and contrasts, brining it together as a lovely whole. There is such tenderness, love and care here...it indeed speaks of friendship and closeness. Yet I like the differences implie with the colors, nigth & days, signifying the differences between individuals and cultures, yet we are all one. Just fantastic! Thanks for sharing this special piece. Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

MiKa Art said...

Lovely birds! I love how yelllow looks in this piece.

It is so cool that your home is completely bilingual.

Regina said...

This is a wonderful piece in that it holds so many layers of meaning with a seemingly simple composition. I imagine your amie was thrilled to receive it.

kate said...

Very nice! I love the texture and layers and the subtleness of the stars. Your friend is very lucky.