Thursday, March 3, 2011

When I saw her face

I have always been a fan of mixed media.
Painty layers
on canvas with found objects
scrap embellishments
honest to goodness, goodness.

I made one for my mom last year for mothers day, and she had loved it.

I just had a problem understanding the background concept of a really super layered art journal or canvas.
Thanks to Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop, now i know.
and I am THRILLED!
yes sirree. :)
Do you see her little Le Cirque Graphic 45 dress?

Now, I know she's not perfect. I do see some funky things going on with her fatty arm with the butterfly tattoo, plus the poor girl can't see with eyes, but her heart can. Er.. my heart that is.

When I got to the part of the girl where i was painting her hair and face in, it all dawned on me.
she was a reflection of me. (she however is way cuter)
It was me remembering my mom. Lots of bittersweet tears this morning.
Creating art, in any medium, seems to really come from a different place if you let your heart free.
I realize that sounds mushy, sappy, UNtrue...
but it made a difference in how this piece of art turned out.
Now, I'm a believer.!

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  1. This is so cute! My cousin is doing the same class, and totally loves it. I hope to do it the next go around in April!

  2. I love this so much!!!! We featured you today on Paper Issues!!

  3. Leah, it's gorgeous!! Lovin it!!

  4. You may see a flaw, but I LOVE it!! It is awesome! You're giving me courage to try it.

  5. letting your heart free...doesn't sound sappy to me at all!! I totally get what you're saying. Found you over at paper issues - your canvas is awesome and I'm so glad you were able to create it. Wish I could paint like that!!

  6. wow...this is fabulous...found you via Paper Issues!

  7. All I see is perfection, You are AMAZING! G45, they missed out, BIG TIME!!

  8. Saw you at Paper Issues. This is truly a work of art. Beautiful colors. I adore it.

  9. This is gorgeous! I love the fun, vibrant colours and your go with the mixed media is so beautiful! :)

  10. Bravo, Leah!! :) I love both your art and your reflections on the creation process. :)


  11. Great job on this, I just made my first She Art this weekend :)

  12. Leah, this is fabulous!

  13. Fabulous, Leah! I have a couple girls in progress. Isn't Christy & her class amazing?!?

  14. I have to say that this post really touched my heart. I love the way that art opens our heart to emotions. Thank you for sharing. God bless!


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