Monday, 4 January 2010

Something from nothing

I can't throw anything away, I'm such a hoarder. This annoying little trait is magnified when it comes to art supplies. I keep every little scrap of paper, ribbon, twine. I have boxes of the stuff overflowing across my lounge carpet as I write. My Mum despairs... but it comes from her side of the family - her Mother was just like me. The art comes from that side too.

Anyway, rambling aside, it was a wonderful moment when I discovered that the challenge for Mixed Media Monday this week was 'Leftovers'. What fun! I collaged a heap of scraps then made something from seemingly nothing.

Pic above is the final version. After the collage, I layered some acrylics then transferred the dreamy image and added the words as well as a little bit of this and that. Is she perhaps about to eat that leftover cupcake do you think?
Available to buy in my Etsy shop.

27 comments:

  1. very beautiful entry and lovely with the soft colors

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  2. Lisa, this is GORGEOUS! It's obvious you enjoyed this challenge as much as I did :-) You created such an amazing piece from just bits and pieces. So my advice (apologies to your mum) is to keep hording if this is the result! Diane

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  3. Oh wow these are stunning.
    Unbelievable work. Love them.

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  4. Wow this is very very beautiful, love it, I'm a hoarder too, have lots of fabric leftovers everywhere in my studio.

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  5. This is so beautiful--that's why we can't throw anything out--it will someday become a piece of art :)

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  6. This is totally lovely and amazing! I too save all manner of junk to use in my art, and I always have. My first creative memory, as a child, was when I collected bits of colored glass from the street and used them to make a mosaic. My husband, often goes to client appointments with bits of paper or fabric clinging to his suits. Your leftover piece is incredibly beautiful. Thank you for explaining the proess and including the picture of the piece in progress.
    Love,
    alberta

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  7. WOW, what a gorgeous piece!

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  8. Put it this way... there are no cupcake leftovers in my house!! Eloquently secribed Lisa and a gorgeous collage. I am also a hoarder, but I am getting better (at chucking stuff out!)

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  9. Sorry about the typos... I have worn out some of the letters on my keyboard!

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  10. What amazing work. Well done.

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  11. So soft and dreamy! I love it! I save absolutely everything too ~ I even drive myself crazy.

    Aren't these challenges great? I can't wait to try some new ones. Mixed Media Monday sounds like a super fun one!

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  12. what a gorgeous piece of work my fren! the colors are just delicious and so so pretty! this would be a perfect valentines piece for someone special :))

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  13. oh the colours are wonderful and the details are stunning....I am so happy you kept all these pieces that turned into a wonderful collage!!!! great work!!!

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  14. Great collage, the before and after are great as well! Super close up view
    Happy New Year!
    oxo

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  15. I come from the same (kind of) family--I can ALWAYS see the use of something! Beautiful work!

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  16. This is awesome....
    I found your blog today and I just absolutely love it!!

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  17. Great piece. Thanks for showing us a progress pic as well. I love to see how things go together.

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  18. FANTASTIC - STUNNING - GORGEOUS!!!

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  19. You sure work magic with leftovers, I just love her!

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  20. WOW! It`s SO BEAUTIFUL and dreamy!

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  21. This is so very beautiful! I love seeing the before and after - you inspired me to try that too! You must try Beeswax when you can - the smell alone is worth it! Thank you and Happy New Year to you, Kristin xo

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  22. Stunning, soft and Lovely ,great use of your leftovers. I bet your mom was thrilled LOL

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  23. i love love love this! so ethereal and with great movement!

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  24. Congrats on being the art of the week at mixed media Monday! very deserving. Your piece is lovely. I especially like that you showed us the image of the scraps on the page before it was transformed. Really beautiful!

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  25. Congratulations on being the artist of the week--your piece is absolutely beautiful!!!!
    Positively dreamy, really!
    Hugs, Cindy Adkins
    www.recoveryartist.com
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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