Sunday, January 30, 2011

MMM: Size Matters

"The World on a String"
24 x 30 Gallery-wrapped Canvas
Detail of dress and twine
Detail of Texture Paste on world & hill

Finished! And what a labor of love it was . . . This large 24 x 30 gallery-wrapped canvas will be presented as a gift to a brand-new baby tomorrow, and I'm hoping that it will live above her crib. I've been helping my friend decorate her nursery (it was started a couple of months ago without knowing the gender) and now that the beautiful baby has arrived, I'm hoping to pump up the girlie factor by adding some fun colors and feminine touches such as those in this piece, "The World on a String". . . 

Of course I'll show you the decorated nursery when it's complete (hint: it has bright white walls and a royal blue ceiling) but in the meantime, this painting will serve as my entry for this month's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Size Matters

In other blogging news, The House of Art launched today (I promised I'd tell you!) and my first video and article on "What is an Artist" is now online. Check it out when you can, I know that you'll love it there. . . 

Kristin xo

17 comments:

Julia Christie said...

What a great piece and lucky little baby girl! Great job!

I love the whole idea behind this ' the world on a string '...

Wishing you well and hope you are enjoying a peaceful weekend.

Smiles

Emakesart said...

Oooh!!! I LOVE this!! The world on a string!!!! How clever!! And wonderfully girlie!! They'll love it!

And thank you!! Glad you liked my lil' still life! I hope you have fun tonight too!! Although I'm so tired I might just post it and go to bed!! (yeah right!!)

xoxoEsther

Emakesart said...

Hey, did you notice how quiet it's been out in blogland these past 2 days? It's like the quiet before the storm, LOL!!

xoE

jenny said...

Kristin, your new canvas is GORGEOUS... just love 'the world on a string'... perfect... what a beautiful gift...
Will definitely check out your video too :)))

Jenny x

Tahnya Marie said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the colours and it's so bright and cheerful, it will really ignite the lucky little angels imagination! I often find myself looking at your art and Kendra's adorable photos and wonder what her room looks like, it must be girly heaven! Kendra seems as though she has got such a positive and individual personality, I am sure that comes from you being such a great mum and artist!

JessiVille said...

Oh Kristin, She's wonderful! What a great wish and beautiful canvas for the new little girl. The world on a string indeed! I've decided that I do not want to do a canvas as big as this ever again - and I'm still not done with mine for the Willowing class! Kudos to you for doing such a fantastic creation on that huge canvas! I will be checking out your "stuff" on the house of art soon!

Tahnya Marie said...

You know what might be fun? Making a mixed media paper mache dinosaur for Kendra! I would LOVE to see that! :)

eMiLy ChAnG said...

It's BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLL! Lucky baby! ;)

missy k said...

This is a present that I am sure will be treasured forever.... it is so sweet and meaningful.

Looking forward to seeing the nursery too!

Now I am going to make a cup of (peppermint) tea and check out 'The House of Art' :)

Have a lovely day

Karenx

Amber Leilani said...

she turned out just perfect!

missy k said...

Kristin I just finished watching your video.... it's brilliant. I have some 'play time' tomorrow so I'll be searching out my paint colour thingys.

I was nervous with the charcoal - but it looks great (I never knew you could add water to it like that!)

Well done :)

Karenx

Diane said...

Kristen, I wanted to say first, I love this piece, and next I watched your video at House of Art--GREAT video and tutorial--I hope you'll do more!

Louise said...

Hi Kristen, congrats on being part of The House of Art! I've gone over there and signed up - so now there's somewhere else to see you around. You're doing so well! Keep it up!

mixedmediamadness said...

What a stunning piece of art, Kristin. Love the colours you used.

Amy said...

wow, so sweet!!! I love the earth..she is a very lucky girl to have this gift from you.

Lisa said...

Brilliant! The recipient is very very lucky. I'm off to the house of art to check it out as well...forget OWOH - I want to follow your journey! :)
xo
Lisa

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