Spending some much needed down time in my studio this weekend. The family went to the lake and I just needed some alone time, some creative time, some reflection time. Do you ever need that? Do you just need some "me" time? I always feel like it's selfish, but I'm finding I need it to recharge, to reflect, to "just be". And that is how the title of the above mixed media painting came about - JUST BE. I am finding more and more my feelings are coming out it my art. I started the background on this piece a few weeks ago and set it aside. Believe it or not the base of the background is pretty bright. I finished it up last night and today and it became serene and calm and soft. Funny how art starts out as one thing and often becomes something else.
I also spent a little time adding some new vintage supplies to my Etsy shop. Lots of cool things to use in your mixed media art. I often start the base of my mixed media art with old book pages or vintage wallpaper. I also love adding old paper items.