Monday, November 4, 2019

Thankful for Diversity in the Arts

Thankful is the optional theme over at Path of Positivity! What makes you thankful?  

This wonderful image reminds me to be thankful for diversity!  I look at this adorable Native American girl and I think of all the different kinds of people who have made this world what it is.  

Just thinking from an artistic aspect, it is amazing the different beautiful craft influences from different cultures! 

Origami from Japan
Glass Beading from Italy
Turquoise, Shell and Coral Beading from Native Americans
Pop Art from the US
Day of the Dead Art from Aztec that extended through Mexico and South America
Textile Arts from India
Dot and Symbol Painting from Aboriginal Australians 

There are so many more; but my thought is, we use many of these influences in our paper crafting today!  I'm thankful for all the creative people who came up with such artistic ideas!

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This delightful digital image, Flower Dreams, was from A Day for Daisies.  The orange and plaid paper are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Simply Spring Mini Kit.     

The die cut flowers are from Cricut Library:  Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge.

 My card is off to these challenges:  
Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG colored
Just Add Ink:  Photo Inspiration (colors, flowers)  
Moving Along with the Times:  Rich Autumn Colors
Crafting Happiness:  Fall
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
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  1. What a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Crafting Happiness Challenge. Did you know you can see upcoming challenge themes in the sidebar? Check it out! Hope you'll share more of your projects.
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  2. Such a wonderful card! I love your coloring and design! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  3. Hi,
    what a very lovely card and that image is so lovely.
    Beautiful Autumnal colours as well.
    Super papers used too.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Beautiful card and image-great layout too.THank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
    Carol DT x

  5. This is a lovely layout for this card - I like how the flowers in the image go so well with the die cut flowers. Lovely blending of colours. Chantell Just Add Ink

  6. Such gorgeous Autumnal colours used on your card. Thanks for joining the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge this week. x

  7. Beautifully coloured images that look wonderful in this colour palette. Thanks for sharing your stunning project with us at Just Add Ink this week. xOx Jackie

  8. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  9. Beautiful card Katrina. Love the colours that you used.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog #117. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

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