So it’s been a while. I`m so busy crafting greeting cards for Christmas bazaars that I don’t get too much time to write anymore. I was reminded today of my blog when someone in class asked me if I had a blog (if I can remember right?). Any how, here are two mix-media works of art I made on October 30,
2011. See my previous post on metal working for details on techniques: http://community.art-is-fun.com/profiles/blogs/mixmedia-working-wit....
So here it is. Patchwork Flowers. I`m currently working on watercolour paintings for the first time in 15 years (a.k.a. since I was a kid). I`m taking a 5 class workshop and the theme is flowers. I’m really inspired right now by flowers, so I figured that i would continue. And I found some time to sneak in a day of mix-media while I was down with a bad cold. Nothing make you more ‘zen’ than creating something. And so I created! It’s a great way to relax and let go of life’s obstacles, such as my cold. After that day I was exhausted, but also re-energized and peaceful as always, after a day of creating.
Patchwork Flowers 1 (I wasn’t feeling creative to name my art, maybe I’ll change the name later), is exactly as the title indicates. A patchwork of flower embossed metal. I was thinking of a quilt when I made these two compositions.
Here are some pictures.
here are some close-ups so that you can see the embossing or de-bossing
Pansies and poppies.
Cat tails and lupines
Here Patchwork Flowers 2
And the close-ups:
Pansies and writing
You might have noticed that I incorporated some non-metal materials. I put in wood buttons, which I altered using paint, pastels and permanent gold felt
markers. I also added fabric mesh to the background. This was hard to do
because I didn’t want any glue to show. I had to stretch it and glue in the
back. The back id such a mess….but the front is lovely! I also incorporated
flower plastic buttons which I altered using those same felt markers mentioned
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