Sunday, February 12, 2012

Playing With Paper and Paint- Mixed Media Art

I went to one of my favorite places yesterday, The Little Blue House. It's a fun place full of neat, creative ladies and any time I get a chance to go and take a class or hang out there, I go! This is my latest creation.
I have wanted to play with mixed media forever, this class was a chance to jump in and get my feet wet.
It was so much fun, layering paper and paints and stamps. It's the kind of art where you just go for it, no way you can mess up.We choose our own words to put on it. These words speak about where I am in my life right now.
I love all the little bits and pieces. And I have the perfect place for this in my guest room.
I got home and I couldn't quit thinking about it so I got out a bunch of stamps and a bunch of stuff you just have around the house and started creating.
And here is what I came up with. My sister in law was just in town and she calls my daughter a songbird, I guess I had songbird on the mind.
My husband, who is my biggest supporter, says "you need to sell these". That is sweet, means alot to me.
Love her fat little singing cheeks! How many of these can I have in my house? I told the girls in class that I was going to go home and paint the bathroom wall like this. Wouldn't that be fun to look at? Anyway, yet another thing I'm hooked on! Do you love to play? If so you will love this! Oh, I should have mentioned, the songbird one is a pizza box!

I'm partying at...
Under The Table and Dreaming
Brassy Apple
The Delectable Home
Craft-O-Maniac
Blue Cricket Design
The 36th Avenue
Beyond the Picket Fence
The Shabby Creek Cottage
I Gotta Create
Flamingo Toes
Positively Spendid

23 comments:

Kristen Turner said...

So pretty!

Swathi said...

Adorable !!! I love mixed media art too ...glad that i found your blog !!! visiting via COM

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I agree with the hubby. You should sell those! Very cute!!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Just darling, and the colors are perfect together.

Aisling Beatha said...

beautiful, and seriously, your first try at mixed media? Wow.

Finding Home said...

Really beautiful Laura. You have really touched onto something here. How great that you have a place like that to go take classes. Hope you are well.

Take care,
Laura.

Tisha said...

I love all the layers and colors - great job! Thanks for linking up!

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Laura those are amazing. It is so fun to see you spreading those wings and doing it all. You dear are fearless....
tammy

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Hi! It's my first time visiting your blog. Found you at Blue Cricket Design. I agree with your hubby. You should sell these. Love your profile pic - shows so much personality. You're so cute!

Melanie said...

I am pinning this! It's inspiring:)

Artsy VaVa said...

You artwork is beautiful! I'm pinning it!

Gen said...

Oh wow, that is truly beautiful! Making your own art is the best, and this looks so artsy, I also think you could sell some. I wanna make myself some now!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful! I've always wanted to do something like. Thanks for sharing!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So sweet with great sentiments. Thanks for linking up at Beyond The Picket Fence.

Sharon said...

I saw you on Positively Splendid.... I love your art especially the songbird. :)

JackieInMI67 said...

Wow I just love this! The colors are so pretty together. I may just try something like this for my living room. Great job!

Tina said...

found you via positively splendid - this is great...it's inspiring. I haven't played that way in awhile...I think todays the day.

have a great weekend.
xo
tina

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

So pretty and I love the joy you express in the creative process! Thanks SO much for sharing at the Kiss Me I'm Irish party over at I Gotta Create!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

And now...drumroll please... you're the top feature tonight!
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/02/kiss-me-im-irish-features-week-1-new.html

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

And now...drumroll please... you're the top feature tonight!
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/02/kiss-me-im-irish-features-week-1-new.html

By the way, you have word verification on, which makes commenting more difficult. Often times folks don't realize it is on. If you need directions for turning it off, you can find them here: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/12/bloggy-tips-101.html

laura said...

I love the way you used mixed media to create these pieces! They're so whimsical and pretty! =)

laura

www.daydreamingupintheclouds.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

Love this.
Audrey Z.

Mandy said...

Goodness I love this!!! I'm a new follower via L.Follower. Follow me back if you like!

Mandy

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