I’ve completed another project demonstrated by Jeanne Oliver in her Creatively Made eCourse! Thank goodness she leaves the videos available for 4 months so we can go along at our own pace. The first week was about accepting your gifts and this mixed media collage is one of the 3 projects from the changing your perspective second week.
I started with an 8X10 canvas board and created this collage altering a photo I saved from a paper company (Hammermill?) advertisement of a neatly half-shorn sheep along with some papers and products including Never Dull which is found in Wal-Mart’s automotive department. Lots of layering on, knocking down, and distressing – arty terminology – until I finally decided to leave the thing alone before I completely destroyed it.
In the background I used an old book page with the name Irene on it so I kept that name exposed along with some other word snippets: eternal love, down the hill and across the road like a sacrifice. Full disclosure: I don’t really love the way this turned out so my feelings won’t be hurt if you stare and stutter wha?… at it. Yet, I do love mixed media collaging and already have ideas for how I would like to make some other artwork using these products and technique. It’s all very fun and all of the classmates are so supportive. Seeing the work of classmates and of guest artists is quite inspirational…visit Jeanne’s blog for information about how you too can use your gifts!