Sunday, February 17, 2013
This piece took on a Valentine's theme and is a mixed media challenge response on stretched canvas. Elements include beading, leather, embossed metallic tape, ribbon, paint, alcohol inks, stamping, glitter and a variety of pen work. I had planned to do some machine sewing (couching) but ended up not being able to fit the canvas under the needle/presser foot to do so. So, the piece took off in a very different direction than originally envisioned. The beading design is based on an altered photo of a tree trunk. The writing is 'life with magic' (repeated).