Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mixed Media Monday Challenge: Personal Symbols & Myths

This week's Mixed Media Monday Challenge (from Beth!):  “Do you have any image, color or theme that seems to recur in your work? Why does this image call to you? Create a piece embracing that image, and share with us why this image/color/theme speaks to you.”

I find myself drawn to trees.  A good share of the fabric in my studio is nature themed. Leaves in particular. I spend a lot of time in the woods.  The dragonfly is my animal spirit guide and he is always popping up in my work. As he should, as he is always popping up in my life.

My piece this week is a mixed media collage. The leaves are cut from fabric and vintage handkerchiefs. The dragonfly poem from my shoebox of paper snipets that I have collected over the years. The little sterling dragonfly just one of many flitting about.

(Click on image to enlarge)

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful collage and great poem, Carolyn.

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  2. Wow! This is exquisite and the poem is perfect for the theme. I love reading descriptions of how an artpiece is created from beginning to end and you have a way with words too!
    Wonderful work.

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  3. oh wow wow wow!!! this is gorgeous!!! what a wonderful piece and perfect poetry!!!

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  4. This is so beautiful! I love dragonflies, too, and I have many fabrics in my stash with nature themes. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful and I love how you have the verse on material...it's exquisite!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  6. OMG this is amazing.
    Wonderful work.

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  7. That's a beautiful piece :)

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  8. wonderful - love all the texture here!

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  9. Such a beautiful piece of art, love the poem.

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  10. Carolyn, your collage is beautiful!!

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  11. How lovely to share your journey though the woods with you and your dragonfly...

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  12. Just love this woodsy delight :)
    Inka

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  13. A stunning mixed media piece - natural and organic feeling. Lovely art Carolyn!

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  14. Oh, this is just beautiful! And congrats on being featured last week - such a great piece, Kristin xo

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  15. Gorgeous collage. I like dragonflies too.

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  16. How absolutely beautuful. I love the poem and enjoyed reading about what these symbols mean to you. I think you've inspired me to use dragonfly in my next painting!

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  17. Glad to see you have worked the comment thing out I have visited you earlier but could not comment your wonderful work, gorgeous collage I like trees, leaves and poems to.

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  18. Hi Carolyn, I'm with you, the woods are one of my favourite places to be. Lovely piece! ~Sharon

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  19. Another stunning piece of art, Caroline! Diane

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