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:


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

Flower clusters


Dead dandelions

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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