Saturday, 23 November 2013

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES ANOTHER ONE SHUTS


There are two monthly challenges I very much like:

"Art Journal Journey" whose theme this month is "Doors" 
and
"Mix it Monthly" whose theme this month is a combination of "Children", three given colours - blue, pale pink and green - and "graphic pattern".



Purely by serendipity, this picture fits both themes.  I started by making it for "Mix it Monthly" but then doors appeared.

I quite like this version of the well-known saying, it can give a feeling of security.


WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES ANOTHER ONE SHUTS





You've seen Little Girl before, here, but she wanted to be in this picture too.

25 comments:

Annie said...

I LOVE your quote version! I know it so well. This is an awesome piece! Like a maze of doors or the house of mirrors that I've been in. Surely a door or few here will open while so many shut. Wonderful dark and bright color contrast. I always wonder what I'll find in your posts when I open them, and nothing is ever as expected. I love that!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, totally fantastic, what a gorgeous picture - BIG whoohoo for you! I have been screwing all afternoon - screwing screws, and now I am tired! Hugs, Valerie

limmelon said...

Nuts ! Love it! It shouts out at one, maybe the sound of slamming doors. Love the wee people popping up. Awesome !!

Fodie Ann said...

My favourite one yet! The colours are so wintery with the turquoise and deep blue, and the design is so jaggy, you feel you feel you are looking through lots of doors to different places! I love Little Girl, and the guy in the perple jacket, and the rabbits and the three green flowers, and all the little patterns everywhere! Wonderful! Hugs and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Pia Rom said...

Haha Sheila your sense of humor always make me smile :) yes there is so much thruth in you new quote ;) Love this cool scenery you have created here...all the sails give it such a happy look and I love the color so much...wonderful to see Little Girl again ;)...so cool all the doors, windows and sweet plants! Your art really makes me happy :D Thank you for beeing part of Mix It Monthly again ♥ Conny

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love this art! So whimsical and colourful. I know the quote as when one door closes another opens (which seems to happen to me, it's great), but you have a maze here and have changed it intentionally I think. The characters are fun. I received your message about the tree challenge, but it does mention it should have orange, mine does not. Have a wonderful Sunday, Shirleyx

Jez said...

You have used a very ingenious way to incorporate all the elements needed for the challenges, and having done so created an impressive piece of art. It is hard to keep my eyes still, they keep wandering around looking at all the detail and being intrigued by the blue and green shapes, they remind me of ship's sails.

Jackie said...

A fab piece. I just love your posts - they make me smile!

Jeannette said...

WOW Sheila,this is absolutly awesome,i loove your tiny doors and the funny laugthing kids with in,its so wonderful your art, i loved allways sheila,give me a smile on my face :-)

Greetings Jeannette

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Sheila - this is a totally amazing piece... I love this torn stripes.. reminds me on kindergarden where we created with colored paper so well and had such fun... therefore it is a stunning take in my mind on the children challenge at Mix it Monthly and that DOORs came with your piece without extra thinking and composing it is a marvelous page at all!
hugs

Susi

Anni - My Creative Life said...

This is a great quote and I love the way you have illustrated it, another wonderful piece from your hand dear Sheila.
Hugs Anni

LonettA said...

This is absolutely amazing artwork! I like your wonderful composition. It has a great cheerful impression!

Nancy B said...

Little girl and boy are so cute. Someone else said those creatures are rabbits but I think they might be kitty cats. Love all the doors too!

Alex Leitner said...

Your quote is so true, Sheila! *lol*
Thanks for brightening my days!

kat said...

Sheila this has such interest, it pulls me in like all your wonderful art, you have created a world all of your own!

Gerda S. said...

An awesome and interesting picture. There is so much to explore, and a reunion with the little girl - great. I like the contrast of colors. Bottom right of the picture, I see a little dwarf with a blue hat. Do you recognize him? The is certainly come about by chance.

Deborah said...

Another wonderful creation! Love the little blue-faced guys :-)

johanna said...

i always love your posts so much... they really put a smile on my face, and this is no exception!

Karin said...

wow fabulous piece!!
groetjes karin

Deann said...

This is a very intense picture to me Sheila the background seems to be active and edgy as opposed to the sweet passive characters a very interesting and unique combination...I like it.

CS-CreativArt said...

The little girl suits wonderfully, like the boy, palm, flowers, everything! Your art make me happy!

janie said...

I too love this one, especially love the colours in the background and all the people and images standing at the entrance to the doors. Again your artwork is incredibly creative and unusual, look forward to your next entry.

Jane Wetzel said...

Havent been to here in a while and I don't know why cuz I LOVE your style...so unique :) Love your little girl and the doors..I am a door freak myself lol

Electra said...

GREAT title for your post. And as always, your art rocks, my friend.

Jackie said...

Such a magnificent piece. I hadn't heard that version of the quote before - must remember it!