Sunday, April 18, 2010

MMM: Look What I Found

"Pieces of You"
8 x 10 Altered Canvas & 5 x 7 Canvas Panel
Vintage wallpaper / background pattern
Part of poem, Most Precious Gifts, by T.L. Riley 

I wanted to create an assemblage of sorts for this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Look What I Found.  It was a great excuse to use some of the items I had been saving / collecting that were either from Kendra or inspired by her. 

I had an 8 x 10 canvas that I used backwards and found that a 5 x 7 canvas panel fit perfectly in the center. I first created a collage on the canvas panel of vintage wallpaper, a picture of Kendra and her shadow when she was one, a fork she used when she was a baby, and some vintage items including an old lemonade top and a block with the initial K. I also added distressed Swarovski crystals and a metal strip from one of my old flip flops.

The "frame" was painted with several layers of crackle medium and watered-down acrylic and was topped with a broken pair of Kendra's glasses and a craft store bird. Other materials used were charcoal, water-soluble crayons, matte medium and E-600. It was finished with part of a poem by T.L. Riley. As a final step, I used a craft knife to rip holes into some of the exposed interior frame so that anything placed behind the piece would show through.
  
Thank you for looking! I look forward to seeing all the wonderful talent and their pieces inspired from the theme. . . .

Kristin xo

16 comments:

Debbie Clandening said...

Lovely piece. I love the little bird perched on the glasses.Lovely little poem. Thank-you for visiting my blog and your kind comment.

Julie said...

This is sooo sweet! : )

Diane said...

Kristin, I simply love the art you are doing - so beautiful, and meaningful and personal! This piece is no exception. Kendra is going to have a lot of beautiful pieces to treasure! Diane

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens...you are so creative Kristin...I love this dimensional piece...what a fab work!!! love all the bits and pieces you incorporated!!! wonderful work!!!

Cindy said...

Oh, this piece is amazing and Kendra is a lucky girl to have such an incredible mommy! I know you are lucky too as she has really blessed your life...
Thanks for sharing your art and your stories--they are so heartwarming....
Big applause from me...
Hugs,
Cindy

Hermine said...

Its gorgous!

Jen said...

I love this!

johanna said...

gorgeous piece, great post!

Trudy Callan said...

I love it!!!

joanna said...

Kristin, You make the most amazing pieces of art! Kendra is lucky to have such a talented mommy :)
xoxo

Lorraine said...

this is marvellous..what a great way to remember the little things in a chlds life

Heather said...

Really neat idea, so creative. I think your poetry tote turned out great, love the flower detail. I saw some of your papers on flickr, just lovely.
Heather
(by way of Trudy's)

Fabric Art said...

Oh Kristin what a wonderful poem on your beautiful and very creativ piece.
Anni

Amy said...

thanks for the heads up on MMM this week..wow..I love it when they add mine-LOL.

Your piece is a real sweet treasure this week. I adore it so much and so will your girl someday. I keep tellin' ya she is truelly lucky to have such a wonderful mommy like you to make so many art pieces around her. She is your WORLD!! I can see and feel the love all the time. Hugs to you my friend on this great lovely piece. I'm glad I came by to see it today.

Shona Cole said...

oh my, this is beautiful Kristin :)

Diane said...

I just love all the elements that you chose. The whimsical colour theme just shouts summertime!