Believe collage hanging at Gold BarThis collage looked completely different when I started it. I enjoy watching the metamorphosis of my art when I follow my instincts: colors change, my eye is drawn to items I must include, messages deepen, the palette become richer and my soul feels heard. I enjoy using the butterfly on my pieces of art since it represents the unfolding of life as one moves from the dormancy of the chrysalis to the blossoming of purpose and power. I created texture using cheesecloth – one of my favorite objects for textures.

Every piece of art I create has a message of empowerment. It is so important to believe – in yourself, in a higher power, in life – which leads to growing your dreams. My art includes art. In this piece, an earring adorns the top right of the canvas. The adornment on the bottom left reminds me of Rome in the early days and my favorite philosopher – Marcus Aurelius. I enjoyed playing with acrylics and my favorite tissue paper for the background.

Each of my original pieces of art had a personal message from me on the back of the canvas.

I am excited to announce that through June 30, 2014, my art is offered for sale at Gold Bar Espresso located at 3141 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, collages on wall at Gold BarAZ.  Gold Bar Espresso offers one-of-a-kind customer service.  It’s a family owned business who has perfected the art of creating amazing espresso while offering a community to welcome you.  Their baked goods are decadent and are a delightful way to start the day or enjoy a treat in the afternoon.  I’m a huge fan of their evenings of jazz.  You can see this piece on display and enjoy it in person.  In addition to displaying at Gold Bar, I am also offering my art online at Etsy.   You can see this piece and check out my other art pieces at Etsy.

Carpe Diem!

Joan Jakel