Friday, July 31, 2015

Mixed Media-What's In A Name?

 
So... this canvas was made with... not leftovers... but extras from my last canvas project.  Originally that was going to be a four panel project.  The base of this one though was noticeably different and just didn't belong with the project so I set it aside.  (This happens to me a lot... if I listen closely, the things I make kind of just happen and make themselves).    I was wishing a young long lost family member a Happy Birthday and this came to mind.  At the time it was just the painted base that read "Live".  I decided it would be perfect for my young cousin.  So when I was making my butterflies and flowers for the Dia De Los Muertos project, I made extra.  After I finally finished that project I knew I'd better get this one done.  I'm averaging at least a month late for birthday gifts...lol!  (Although I myself love late cards/presents/lunches because it spreads out the celebration). 
 
I can't decide if what I'm making would really be categorized as "Mixed Media".  I mean... I'm definitely using mixed mediums however, does this fit the definition.  I guess I don't care.  I mean, I love them and it doesn't really matter what they are categorized as, right?  It's art.  I love this saying:
 
 
So, I guess I've decided I agree.... I don't care... I'll call it Mixed Media because I guess if it has a name that is it... and I'm just gonna keep making what I love.... and love it or hate it... call it art or crafts... it just doesn't matter.
 

6 comments:

  1. As long as you are Happy creating ....Yep, I agree it does not matter what it is categorized as! I pinned the words from Andy Warhol :) Funny thing...its my sister birthday today....I called her to wish her a great day,and said she should get her card by Monday next week....I'm always late. She said to me " At least you are consistent LOL! I thought I was doing well getting it in the mail before her day, usually its after! Spreading out the celebration...yep thats what I do to! Gosh I got side tracked....The canvas is amazing, beautiful colours and texture. The sparkle is pretty too! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Birds of a Petaloo feather...lol!

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  2. I love that quote! Your art is always amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I can't wait to see some of your work...

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  3. Love your canvas! Stunning butterflies, flower, and the word...love! And, the quote is perfect...art is art!:-)

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  4. Mine will never look as amazing as yours!

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