Aug 29, 2010

introducing ... Altered Alchemy

the time has come for me to announce a project that i've been hatching for a month now. in the midst of difficult times, upheavals, financial instabilities and physical changes that has been happening in my life, i found solace in art. art has not helped me solve my problems, but it served as a sanctuary that i could escape to, a dimension where all worldly matters seem to fade and where only me and my world exist.

and i feel my art has evolved.

i don't know why it feels different, but it does. for one, it feels more matured. my art has "grown up". it feels deeper, a little darker, older ... it feels like i've traveled way back to the beginning, to genesis. but most of all ... it feels not bogged down by principals. i do less conscious thinking and just allow my being to roam (probably with the desire to escape). i feel freedom. i desire freedom perhaps.

having said and felt all of that, i realized that i have outgrown pimp and paint. it's a little sad but it's something that is inevitable. i am thinking of slowly phasing out my pimp and paint etsy shop ... tho part of me still wants to keep that innocence. i dunno, i'm undecided as of now.

phasing out pimp and paint doesn't mean going out of business. no ... on the contrary, i am hatching a new phoenix from the ashes.

and from the ashes ... i introduce to you
ALTERED ALCHEMY @ Etsy

www.alteredalchemy.etsy.com

if you have the time, i would really appreciate it if you could pay me a visit there :)

i also want to thank you all of you for supporting my work thus far, i don't think i could have ever done this without all your love and encouragement :)

14 comments:

  1. yes, yes Yes!!! This is what you should be doing! I've been telling you for weeks that these journals are getting better and better. You are incredibly talented my friend. I have a very good feeling about this - very good indeed :) - The pheonix rises and takes flight...

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  2. Your new shop looks wonderful Luthien! Congrats!

    I don't have as much time for Blog reading as I used to but I am still around!!

    LuLu♥

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  3. Congratulations, my friend!! Your new shop is fantabulously scrump-dilly-iscious! I can't say enough superlatives about it! I really think you have hit on the perfect type of art for you, and pieces that everyone will love!

    Let me know if you have a badge to put on my sidebar. Would love to spread the word...

    Maggie
    xoxo

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  4. Luthien, your art journals (and Etsy Shop) are OMGoodness Awesomeness At Its Best! I just want to hold one of your beautiful journals, feel the textures ... and the passion that went into creating them. If I should be asked "what do I want for my birthday" this year, one of your journals will definitely be my first and only response! You have tremendous talent going here, and I wish you all the best with it. I would love to see you continue to grow in this direction. You have tremendous potential!

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  5. I scored!!!
    Thanks for the heads-up...
    I beat the crowds and got my necklace!!!
    Right after I paid, my internet wouldn't connect...I guess my excitement short circuted it:)
    Now I have to go back and brouse...You know how I felt about Eli...I was too selfish to let anyone else have it...I AM a brat :D
    XoX

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  6. I am so happy for you- and I too have been saying that your journals are getting better and better. I think you are doing exactly what you are supposed to be- the muse always seems to guide us where we should be. Oh, and I adore your new name!!!

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  7. How great to be able to reflect and see the evolution of your journey as an artist. The items in your new Etsy shop are spectacular. Congratulations!!

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  8. it seems to me a lot of people are reinventing themselves of late. that's what difficult days do, push you to introspection.
    i hope you find joy in the deeps.

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  9. What a fabulous work,dear Lithien,CONGRATS!!!

    I saw all your Journals...and I have not enough words to describe you,how much you amazed me!

    My absolutely fav.creations from there is your Art Journal:-)*

    Wish you many,many success,
    Blessings,
    ***Violetta***

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  10. awww... thank you so much for everyone's support!! woohoo!! i'm excited!

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  11. Your words ring true sweet Luthien..I knew the change was coming, for I too could see it in your work and I have to tell you that I am so excited for you.When I looked at your Etsy page,it was like a breathe waiting..that at last had arrived.I think I drooled all over my keyboard as I swooned over your "Seek" Necklace.Wow!Blessings on this new journey.Cat

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous work Luthien! Very elegant and classy approach to a new phase!
    I agree that art provides one a very exclusive haven , the more one dwells in it the finer and more polished is the piece.
    Best of luck on this new path you've taken.
    Hugs,Sadia

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  13. I've received my Cullen journal today, and what a surprise it is..truly amazingly beautiful hand-crafted journal. Wonderful work of art, I'm still grinning ear to ear each time i look at it and yet its still too precious for me to write anything on it! Thankyou again Luthien! p/s : Can't wait to receive my second journal .. *rubs hands with glee*

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  14. Luthien, it seems so long since I have been here. You're art is amazing, and your blogs have changed so much, they are great.

    AV

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thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my post :) it makes my day!!
xoxoxo
Luthien :)