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Mixed Media Canvas project

 

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This is a picture of the canvas I started last year at the CREATE art retreat in Chicago.  I took a class from a wonderful instructor named Cheryl Darrow from Ten Seconds Studio.  The class was actually teaching metal embossing but she provided these canvasses with a niche in them to put our metal creations.  I painted my canvas and then spent the rest of the class embossing metal.  The barely started project sat in my studio until about a month ago when I decided I needed to actually finish the darn thing.  This is the first mixed media canvas project I have done.  I think monkeys are fun so I used some of the monkey related ephemera I have in my “treasure bag” of clippings.  Mainly I used things I like on this project.  Flowers, rhinestones, snakeskin origami paper, ribbon, painted chipboard, mists and paint and glaze, fleur de lis.  I am looking forward to doing another mixed media canvas project as soon as I buy another canvas.

These days I am enjoying working on this and that and experimenting with techniques I’ve never tried.  I have been working hard on not judging myself too harshly regarding my art escapades.  A crazy designer on television named Christopher Lowell once said, “Where there is fear there is no creativity.”  Works for me.  Thanks for looking.

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