Sunday, September 6, 2009

MMM: Time of Day

MMM: "Curfew"
9 x 12 Canvas Detail

Kendra (helping Daddy) make a frame for Mommy

As you can see, this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge was a real family affair. I was happy with the finished canvas, but felt that it still needed a little something to make the colors really pop. So, I searched the house for something I could use to create a frame. When I discovered this piece of molding in the corner of our garage, I knew I had found it. Now all I had to do was convince Dave to cut it for me. Since I did buy him that fancy miter saw a while back, he was happy enough to oblige. The added bonus was the extra help I received from my tiny carpenter. How cute is that?

When prompted to do a piece using an image featuring a Time of Day, the first thing I thought about was how the sky looks as it is about to set. I love the bright pinks and oranges it brings and well, one thing led to another until I had this finished piece, "Curfew."

I used Gesso (in relief), yellow, orange and pink ink, vintage and scrap papers, acrylic, colored pencils, white gel pen, charcoal, a ton of matte gel medium (loved the way it brought the dried ink to life!), glitter and (of course) a single Swarovski crystal at the "home's" door.

Happy accident / lesson learned this week: If you (impatiently) apply white paint on top of (still wet) silicone caulking (used in the corners of the frame), the areas in which the cocking was applied will crackle. . . Love that!

Thank you for looking, I look forward to next week's challenge. To see all the wonderful contributions this week, please check out http://www.mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/.

13 comments:

Diana Evans said...

so so wonderful and I love that your daughter helps with these projects!!! wonderful!!!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Ozstuff said...

Your work is superb - so colorful and creative. I love the photo of your little helper! What a smile! How wonderful that she helps Mom and Dad at such an early age. Obviously a master-crafter in training!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful creative piece!

indybev said...

What a beautiful family-created piece! It's really quite lovely framed,--so full of color and joy! Well done.

Lori Saul said...

Lovely piece- very creative and beautifully made!

LiveArt said...

Love this!! The colours and the composition!! It's Brilliant!! What a beautiful photo of your darling little helper!!

Linda

Beth said...

The colors are magnificent, and the story your family's sharing the experience with you is so refreshing.

Dorthe said...

What a wonderfull city, so beautifull with all the colors.

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin

Thank you for your visit to my blog, I could have sworn that I had left my response to your MMM piece the other day but it doesn't seem to be here. We've just had a new computer though and of course nothing is working as it should so that could be why.
Love this piece it is so vibrant and happy!!! Your little girl is such a gorgeous little helper!!!

having a {me} day said...

Fabulous piece of art! I love the bnright colours. katxx

peggy gatto said...

Wow, I love your time of day!!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hello Kristin! Sooooo nice meeting you here in blogland *smiles*. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. I wonder if the city of Indio knows what a sweetie they have living there?!

Please stop by again sometime. I'll be doing the same, since I am now a "follower" :)