Monday, March 23, 2009

Mixed-media meditation

I think the latest girl for my class is surely the most in-depth mixed media piece I have ever done. I lost track of the numbers of layers involved with her and I used just about everything you could imagine. Stamps, collage, modeling compound, gold leaf, glass beads, glitter, mica powders, rhinestones, stencils, colored pencils, acrylics, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things. Once I got the initial layers down it turned into a theraputic project. I cant really describe it, but I had some music on and allowed myself to get lost in the process and not overthink anything. I just kept pulling out new things, adding them in and repeating. No worries over misplacement or misuse of material. I think it was a very freeing experience for me. Hopefully I will remember some of that freeness the next time I sit down to do art. I really need to be better about controlling my worries about it being perfect. Really nothing in life is perfect and by striving and failing I allow myself to become stagnant and afraid to make any move.
Here's to getting past our various fears, warranted or not, and finding enjoyment in trying new things.
Have a wonderful week.


  1. OMGosh, I adore blue and she's awesome.
    Peace Kai

  2. I can see now that she is
    becoming your own. She has
    more of you in it and I love

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  3. Brandy could pray for my
    fil to be healed! His name
    is Wallace. Thanks So Much!

    God Bless You and Yours
    and Your Creative Life
    and Health in Jesus Name!!!

  4. Hi Brandy. I haven't been doing much blog visiting lately so I scrolled to see what I've missed. I didn't know you had a mini stroke. I pray that you are ok now and I will add you to my prayers to keep you that way. Your girl is awesome! I am amazed at the layers you have done with her. She's beautful! I also like very much that art with the music quote. I'm not back blogging yet. Still trying to find that creative spirit again. Take care. xoxoxo

  5. This is absolutely amazing! I love your's unique to all the others even Suzi it. You've come a long way since some of your first art posts!! You should be proud of yourself for letting go!! Well done!

    Hugs Sherrie


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