|  March 29, 2009

mixed media collage, 6×8 inches

–verb (used with object) 1. to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
2. to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
3. Theology. (of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).

Playing around with collage. Trying to use up oddball things that I have collecting in bins in my studio. I took some dark images, things with a gritty feel and then placed the angel on top. A reminder to myself to rise above chaos, pettiness, darkness. To find peace and calm when at times it seems impossible.

This panel will be bound into a journal as a cover. And it’s already sold. Hooray!


  1. by Katherine on March 29, 2009  4:33 pm Reply

    This is a beauty. I really like the concept and visual of the light over the dark.

  2. by Carmen on March 29, 2009  4:40 pm Reply

    What a great message Bridgette... and gorgeous collage.

  3. by LostLuggage on March 29, 2009  4:42 pm Reply

    Bridgette...if you only knew how this this time...hits perfectly home for's amazing..I am so happy I read this at this exact moment in time.


  4. by bridgette on March 29, 2009  4:50 pm Reply

    Thanks Katherine, Carmen and Julie.

    Julie-so glad that this post came at a time when it was needed. I'm trying to heed its message too right now. Having a craptastic day, myself. xo

  5. by Wild Somerset Child on March 29, 2009  5:30 pm Reply

    Amazing work as always no matter what the subject. Your catalyst disturbs me: chaos is often of our own making, but pettiness and darkness - oh what has happened to cause you to write this? And what is a craptastic day because if it is what I think it is, I have had one too? (Ann from UK)

  6. by Paula Scott on March 29, 2009  6:00 pm Reply

    Yay!!! And, Wow!!! That is a fantastic piece.
    Are you staying warm there in Chicago?

  7. by Tanya Gwen Minnick on March 29, 2009  7:31 pm Reply

    This is amazing! and I too love the concept. Congrats that it has sold already :)

  8. by bridgette on March 29, 2009  9:40 pm Reply

    Thanks Ann, Paula and Tanya.

    paula-no, it's freezing here. wah! i need spring to come soon!

  9. by Karin on March 29, 2009  11:15 pm Reply

    ooooooo I love this Bridgette! so rich - I just wish I could get up close and personal with it...

  10. by tangled sky studio on March 30, 2009  12:20 am Reply

    hi bridgette,
    what an amazing image which seems to have touched so many....transcend is an important word in my vocabulary too now and i love this image and write up.

  11. by Cheryl on March 30, 2009  9:51 am Reply


  12. by Jeane on March 30, 2009  12:41 pm Reply

    I really love this color palette and as usual, the piece also xxo

  13. by Shayla on March 30, 2009  3:43 pm Reply

    a wonderful word, an excellent message. thank you

  14. by Seth on March 30, 2009  9:31 pm Reply

    Really nice Bridgette. No wonder it is already sold!

  15. by Meri Arnett-Kremian on March 31, 2009  12:30 am Reply

    This has such a different feel from your usual pieces. They are generally so spare and almost ethereal. This, despite the angel, feels more active, challenging.

  16. by bridgette on March 31, 2009  9:49 pm Reply

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Meri-yes, this is very different than my usual! I like to use these panels for journals to mix things up a bit and experiment. It felt good to use up things that I have been saving in drawers.

  17. by Curio on April 2, 2009  7:58 am Reply

    Beautiful piece, Bridgette. I had to say thank you because I'm feeling totally inspired.

  18. by Patrice on April 4, 2009  12:41 am Reply

    Fabulous post, Bridgette - and on so many levels: creative, philosophical, and inspiring, not to mention "green".

  19. by jeannette stgermain on April 15, 2009  6:26 pm Reply

    Beautiful collage it's one of those "everone wants that one!"
    (Came over from another blog)

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