Sunday, March 28, 2010

MMM: Eggs

"New Possibilities"
8 x 10 Canvas Panel
Detail of poem
Detail of paint chips & Tim Holtz mask

For this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge, Eggs, I wanted to create something that spoke of our hope to adopt again. I found a wonderful vintage poem by Laddie Fisher that sums up how I feel about the subject. This piece represents Kendra looking upon the egg and all of it's New Possibilities . . .

This was created on an 8 x 10 canvas panel and has my favorite color as a base, Robin's Egg Blue. I wanted the whole thing to be a study in blues, so I started with a background of various blue paint chips. To that, I added some blue, cream and white acrylic with a brayer (over a Tim Holtz mask) and some of the circles that I was playing with last week. The egg was created out of decorative paper and the image of the little girl is from a vintage Mother Goose book. Final touches we added with charcoal, white China Marker and, of course, some beautiful pale blue Swarovski crystal stones (I so wish these photographed better!) on the child's toy.

Thank you for looking! I am eager to see all the beautiful work featuring Eggs this week . . .

Kristin xo

25 comments:

dani said...

absolutely beautiful, kristin....you are so prolific!
(btw, i am a big tim holtz fan too)
xoxo

Amy said...

very sweet!!!! adorable

Annette Q said...

Oh I love the story behind this piece Kristin, its so moving. And LOVE the shades of blue too :-)

Mandy said...

just beautiful in every way...xxx

joanna said...

This is beautiful Kristin! I love the shades of blue! gorgeous!
xoxo

Lori Saul said...

Oh this is so beautiful Kristin- delicate and precious!

Rein said...

How beautiful!

Michelle said...

So pretty!

Sandy said...

OMG this is delightful.
Really stunning creation. Love them.

WrightStuff said...

That's such a lovely thoughtful piece Kristin - very moving and so pretty!

Trudy Callan said...

So beautiful and touching. Kristen, I will be praying that God blesses you with another child through this miracle of adoption.

Nicola said...

Lovely piece Kristin your work has so much meaning, beautiful!

If you are having trouble photographing your pieces try doing it in the garden. I was having trouble getting good shots of my paintings then tried photographing them outside in the natural light and it makes such a difference! xx

Cindy said...

Oh this is so special...and I am wishing you and your family all the best...Have a Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins

LisaC said...

This is a very touching piece, especially the story behind it. My favorite color is blue and somehow my MMM piece ended up blue too! I hope you get the special delivery you're asking for and Kendra's dream comes true too :-)

johanna said...

easter is a symbol of hope - and that´s what i wish for your family!!
your blue piece is delightful!!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kristin!!! this is another beautiful piece...I love the attention to detail you add to every piece...wonderful work!!!

Fabric Art said...

Oh Kristin love your canvas it's so beautiful, wonderful colors and a great text. Happy Easter.
Anni

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic creation, Kristin!

I wish you and your familiy a happy Easter.
Cheers
MARTINA :-)

Rhonda said...

A gorgeous creation that came from your heart, thank you for sharing this. Cheers!

Nicola said...

Hey Kristin I just wanted to thank you for your suggestion of using one of my photos of my piece 'Enchanted' as a pendant, it came up really nice. I have mentioned you in one of my recent posts! Hope you are having a great Easter weekend.
xxx

Debbie Clandening said...

Lovely work.Happy easter weekend.

Pearl Maple said...

Sweet little image and lovely creation to celebrate Mixed Media Monday.

haendi said...

This is lovely! I love the background. It's perfect for you poem-filled egg and little girl.

NANCY LEFKO said...

lovely!!

Diane said...

Another stunningly beautiful and meaningful piece, Kristin! You can tell it comes straight from the heart! Diane