I'll be the first to admit that my art does not flow out easily...in fact, it likes to toss and to turn and fight it's way to the surface. My head would prefer to rush things through but my heART likes to move slowly. It's taken me years,but I've finally come to terms with knowing that my creative process...takes t.i.m.e. Funny to admit that out loud.
Once in a very long while however, something wonderful happens.I create with simple ease, and in a matter of moments an idea pops into my head and I'm off and running. I savor these moments, because they are few and far between.
"Today" was one of those pieces. It flowed out like a river and led me to where I needed to be without much thought or energy. I only stopped at the very end,when figuring out what text to include. When I came across,"Today is full of Possibility" it just naturally seemed to fit.
This "artist" is hopeful,she is determined and she has a library full of ideas floating around in her tiny noggin,waiting to come out. But she also understands the value of time and that it may not always work in her favor.She decides rather,to take each new dawn for what it can be... an opportunity to see the world with new eyes.
I hope you like her.
This Anatomy Shrine kit
already came with the a wonderful face die cut, but this time around I decided to cut off the top portion of the face and just leave the bottom portion.
I first glues on all sorts of Retro Cafe Goodies to the top.
I glued on
I then added two layers of Deco Arts White Gesso.
Next I painted it with Americana Multi Surface paint; Coastal Waters and Chartruese
and let it dry.
I then added Deco Arts Carbon Black Antiquing Cream...
and after only a couple of seconds I removed most of it with a paper towel.
When Dry I watered down some Gold Metallic Lustre and sprayed it on the piece.
I highlighted some edges with white Gesso and splattered Deco Arts Media Magenta Fluid Paint.
I then added the same colors to Mini Black Scalloped Dresden
and sprayed it with the Metallic Lustre. I added Dresden to frame out the shadowbox and also to the neck.
The inside of the box includes a Bird
and Egg Paper Cut
along with some crochet trim and beads.
Retro Cafe Items used in this tutorial:
"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert
Here's to making every minute count,