|Finished 6" x 6" Mixed Media Collage!|
Last Wednesday I taught my Mixed Media Collage workshop
for West Des Moines Community Education...
I blogged about it here and promised to show
you the final results ...
And here it is!
I always begin a "sample" in each class but
rarely get to finish it there.
|I love this star!|
All of the pieces, including the star, are things I had
laying around the studio. Things others may
just through away in the trash!
This cute little heart is the back of a Starbucks coffee sleeve...
of which I have an abundant supply!
One of my favorite parts of mixed media is the process of
building up the layers... especially when the texture shows up
afterwards like on this edge!
When I look at this finished piece I feel all warm and fuzzy
inside because after it's done, I see the usual symbolism
that's almost always visible in my work.
Three stars (three children),
happy heart (mine!)
and fulfillment (nothing missing, nothing broken)!
Here's a question for you...
do you have themes that constantly
show up in your work, even when you
don't plan on it?
Let me know what you think and