Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Mixed Media: Map IV


Map IV
ingredients: vintage maps, vintage book pages, vintage stamps, acrylic ink, metallic pen, watercolor pencils, image transfers, stitching  (7 x 7 inches)


This piece has come together slowly, originally starting with two fragments of pieces that didn't work out, and then building on from there. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out, though some parts were ripped up more than once, as you may be able to tell. It just goes to show you that you shouldn't necessarily throw away the pieces you consider failures; you may be able to recycle them into something else. Does anyone else do this? I find it often works out well for me.






It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.                           ~ Alan Cohen







10 comments:

  1. Vintage is great!...and you really pulled it together.

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    1. Thanks, Jo, I really appreciate it... this piece gave me fits for quite a while!

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    1. It was a tough one, but finally came together for me...

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  3. Yes, I do this often too!
    This looks good!

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    1. Good to know I'm not the only "recycler". Thanks, Sue!

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  4. Wow! I love the way you combine various elements of the collage.Love this piece.

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    1. Many thanks, Maya - so glad you like it! I really struggled over this one!

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  5. cette poste arrive par tous les temps...superbe!!!

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