12 X 16 Canvas Panel
Like most Moms with their first little girl, I could not wait to get baby Kendra into ballet class. I even found an instructor that accepted 2-year-olds (the norm is 3 or 4) to get a jump start on her Prima Ballerina education. Well, although she did look adorable, that was about it. She was not a fan of the class, the shoes, or the forced attention to detail. Even at that age, she must have known that this prissy stuff was not for her. As you can imagine, we did not last long in the class (and she has indicated no desire to return in the two years since), but what we were left with was that wonderful tutu. That tutu has been worn with tap shoes and a bathing suit to the grocery store (why not?), with P.J.'s to bed, with last Halloween's monkey costume (don't ask!) and - in this picture taken a year ago - with a tool belt and nothing else. What can I say? No matter how girlie I am, she has a mind of her own . . . thank goodness!
"Rebel Ballerina" was done thanks to the latest Mixed Media Monday prompt to create something using the color Pink. It was done on a 12 X 16 canvas panel using Gesso and Fiber Paste with ink to create the candy-like background and then layered with the photo printed on watercolor paper before being painted on. Also incorporated within the piece are acrylic paint, vintage wallpaper, music sheets, ledgers and sewing patten paper, colored pencil, melted crayon, mica, glitter, rub-ons, Swarovski crystals (at ponytail), satin ribbon and some pink trim. The nursery rhyme is vintage Mother Goose. To check out more pieces on Pink, check out http://www.mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/.