Passion collageIf I could pick only one word that describes what I value in life, it would have to be “Passion.” I live for passion – passion for life, passion for love, passion to follow my dreams, passion to dare to turn my dreams into reality, passion for friends, passion for art, passion for music, passion for food, passion for wine, passion for my pets – I love PASSION!! My heart is fired by passion and my life is represented by all things that fuel my passion!

The original was created on a canvas board using acrylics and collaging the word “Passion” into the center creating a texture border with gel mediums. I added only a few additional elements since I want Passion to stand on its own and be the focus. In this piece, I used the stamp pad for a few embellishments and added a crystal in the corner for a quality emphasis.

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

I’m 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