I’m back from vacation. I took two weeks off from work. One at Cape Cod and one hanging out at home, doing some art, visiting family and friends.
I was able to finish up my latest canvas. I have no name for it yet. The picture is of my parents in the old country after their wedding, on their honeymoon. I am so in love with the pictures I was able to get from my mother after my dad passed 9 years ago. Here is a picture of the book I made. Yes, that is my actual father in his real Middle Eastern attire. He was such a handsome man. Reminds me of Omar Sharif. Do any of you remember the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”?.. or am I showing my age here? Anyway, making this book was a great experience for two reasons.. one was that I got to relive my father’s life, which gave me so much comfort and two… I learned to design my own book with my own style.
You can see the rest of the book at my Web Albums here.
I presented this to my mom on her 80th birthday. There is just something about these vintage pictures that hold so much in my heart because of my parent’s background and their journey to America.
OK.. somebody stop me.. I’m way off track here…. moving on…. sorry.
Here is my new canvas that was inspired by a DVD that I just purchased by Ann Baldwin called Mixed Media – Collage – Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage with Ann Baldwin. You can see a preview here.
I love the colors; so rich. What I’ve used on this canvas includes. Crackle paint around the picture, molding paste with stencils, corrugated cardboard, heavy gel medium, photo transfer of tree, magazine picture of door, polymer clay and layers upon layers of paints.
Here are some close up shots.
I hope you enjoyed this mini journey with me and I hope that Ann would be proud.. Thank you, Ann.
If you have any questions about the canvas or any techniques you’d like to know about, please leave a comment; I would be happy to contact you in return. Or just leave me a hello comment anyway.. I’d love to hear back from you.
As always, thanks for stopping by.