Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This week's Mixed Media Monday theme, "Hang in There," challenged us to create something that hangs. When my husband brought home a few mason jars the other day (even he is starting to collect junk - or, collectibles - for me), I decided to do a variation of some glass urns that I have done in the past.
I used an image of the Eiffel Tower backed with vintage french text and placed (with E600) on the bottom of a mason jar. I then filled the bottom with glass beads and glass glitter and addressed the inside back with several Swarovski crystals. The top was assembled using more of the vintage text, acrylic around the sides, a feather and a charcoal Swarovski button in the center. The jar hangs with wire which was wrapped around the top and then again around itself to create the handle. The details on the side are more Swarovski, this time in the form of beads. I imagine it hanging outside somewhere, sparkling it's little heart out . . .
The original urns (featuring our wedding and Kendra's first day at the beach) are below:
Thank you for your time! To see more artwork that hangs, please check out: www.MixedMediaMonday.wordpress.com.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I am the lucky recipient of one of three Art Tags that Peggo Gatto recently gave away on her blog. If you haven't seen her work before (not likely, as she just past her 1000 post!), you can do so by going to http://www.peggysamusement.blogspot.com./
I'm a big fan of her work and spirit, which I think comes through in everything she does. I am honored that this tag has found its way to my home! BTW, part of having received this, is to also pay it forward. With that in mind, expect to see three tags up for grabs on this blog soon. . . .
Thank you Peggy!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
11 x 14 Canvas Panel
I was inspired by a decorative pillow that our daughter has in her room for this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, "On The Wings of Love." With the hope of another adoption (constantly) on my mind, I was reminded of a letter that my Mother In-Law, a Minister, wrote to Kendra on the eve of her official adoption; almost one year to the date that she was born. Her sentiments seemed to fit perfectly with "Wings" and "Love" and the image of the Stork on Kendra's pillow:
"Today is a day to celebrate. It isn't your birthday. It is your Staying Home Party. After today, you get to stay for as long as you want with the Mommy and Daddy that you and God chose.