Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beauty - Mixed Media

Hello, Hello!  I hope you all are having a fabulous week!  So far mine is going great, we've been enjoying Spring Break with family but I did manage to fit in a little studio time.  I've also been adding items to my Etsy store daily and connecting with my local artist community (which is very exciting for me).  This week I was also featured on Dawn Herring's JournalChat over on Twitter, so that was extremely cool.  I feel like it's definitely been a great week so far and I have so much to be grateful for!!

Okay so onto to some art!  
I just finished up this 12x12 canvas and have been itching to share it with you:
I started working on this one about a week ago but really hadn't had the time to sit down and finish until last night.

If you follow me on FB, then you've seen this one coming along.  I started out by adding the swirls with crackle paste and a stencil, then transferring the image with gel medium.

Because there was already a lot of texture on the canvas from the stencil, the eyes and hair didn't transfer well.  So I decided to give her a beautiful butterfly mask and long dark brown hair.

From there she sprang to life and her message fell into place: 
Dare to Dream,
 Beloved All Natural Beauty, 
Forever Believe

I'm very happy with the way she turned out and I think I'm going to make artist prints of this one.  I've been researching how to make prints and I think this would be a perfect canvas to try it on.  Either way, this "Beauty" will be available on Etsy starting tomorrow.

I've got some other exciting news to share soon, so keep an eye & ear out!  I really want to THANK all of you for all of your kind and encouraging words.  They really mean the world to me and I am so grateful to have this forum to share my love of art with you.  Have a wonderful day & from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!


  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Norma!! I love the design and the colors!! The layering is fabulous!! I love, love it my friend!! Can't wait to hear the exciting news!! Have a wonderful evening my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This is breath-taking Norma! The vibrant colours, the textures and the attention to detail! This is a work of art. Good idea to make prints of this...sure to sell like hotcakes! :)

  3. this is just stunning! the colors are sooooo wonderful - totally love it

  4. WOW!!! Another GORGEOUS canvas!!! amazing colors and textures and all around stunning piece of work!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!

  5. Your work is amazing! Love all of your layers and details. So beautiful!

  6. Fabulous creation - wonderful colours so bright and cheerful. Fabulous texture and depth. TFS and look forward to hearing your news.

  7. Wow!! This is absolutely fantastic!! You have an incredible talent for mixed media.

  8. Beautiful canvas, love all the colors and details :)

  9. You are such an arty, creative being .... lol ... stunning!!!

  10. This is fabulous Norma! I love the colouring and the butterfly mask! ;-) You did a great and beautifully creative job!


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