Hi everyone, hope your week is going well so far. I'm sharing, long overdue a mixed media canvas I made for my lovely friend Sandy in the USA, we have a mutual liking for messing around with paint etc. :D and these Christie Tomlinson style girls. I've mixed mine up with some patterned paper cut outs, die cuts, stenciling, stamping and rub-ons. There's some writing with black pen and from nowhere a cat has worked it's way in there. I wasn't aware of drawing a cat but it's in there :D, can you see it? It's just come out of the negative space I think but must be meant to be there as I think of Sandy with animals around her.
Today I received happy post from Sandy and the beautiful canvas that she made for me. It's very exciting to receive art pieces from friends and this one is now where I craft so I can look at it all the time. Isn't it beautiful and accomplished and it's Sandy's very first canvas.....can't tell you how happy I am to be the recipient of it. Thank you Sandy!
There is such a lot in this canvas, I can see all the thought and work that's gone into the making of it, all the lovely things that have made it personal to me too. In the garden of ..., the French prose at the top, it's perfect, I love the garden and flowers, even the kind of flowers I have are there too! A cat and birds and butterflys, I love all those and the easel too with the signed painting, that really made me laugh. That girl has my hair too, well almost ;D. love her dress as well.
I very much like how Sandy created the depth of field with the smaller flowers going back into the distance, all these colours are favourites but I have to apologise for the artificial light as I had to take the photo this evening. The blue in the background is a bit more greeny blue! I hope you're off to a good start with canvases now Sandy your first is very precious to me. x