Mind Wide Open August Challenge Pictures

Here are some additional pictures of my entry. I have had this wooden shrine (5 1/2x 9x 2) for ages. It jumped right out at me when I saw the image and word prompt for this challenge. Since the word prompt is ‘secret’, I searched for a quote that would tie it into the bird theme I wanted to use. I found the perfect words, ‘When you have found a birds nest, you have found him out. You have found the very center of his life and his greatest secret.’ I found this quote after I had completed the piece, which sad to say is often the case for me. It seems a backward way to go at it, but it always seems to work out well for me-lol! It was fun using some of my paint techniques on something other than canvas. I also used mica to highlight a couple of areas, including the womans face. I also added a sweet little birds nest with some feathers and fibers, an old door pull with a face peeking out, some lovely little eggs with bits of hardware attached and some little scraps of cloth to hang them by that are suspended from little hooks. It is hard to capture the depth of the piece. Layers of papers and paints, and stamped/stenciled images, have been worked into the background. I hope you will all check out Mind Wide Open when the voting begins, Friday the 8th. From the amount of eye candy that was there last month, it is sure to be a treat!

Affirmation Art

Here is the finished piece of affirmation art that I did today. She will sit on my easel in my studio and guard against all self doubt! I am jokingly calling her Postive Pam-haha! She holds the key to all of my dreams in her heart and I stamped affirmations on her dress, I can always add more when the need arises. I had to add a little bird because I love them so and it looks like he is singing to me. I don’t usually work in red, but I wanted her to pop against the olive green walls of my studio. I like how the colors turned out. I even added some laugh lines since she is supposed to be “me” and at 40 something I have a few wrinkles:-) I hope this will inspire you to do some affirmation art of your own!