Mixed Media

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This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

I have thousands of photos (and don’t intend to stop taking more any time soon!), and have been wanting to try something new with them. Starting with a blank canvas, I worked at this piece layer by layer, knowing only the beginning photo I wanted to use and the quotation by Rumi that I love: “Let yourself by silently drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.”

I am happy with the way all these little pieces have come together in a cohesive collage.

(If you’re interested, you can find prints here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178452902/do-what-you-love-8×10-photography-mixed)

Accidental Art

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I had just finished painting my daughter’s room a pretty, intense pink that she had chosen.

I stood for a moment, admiring the colour and feeling the satisfaction of a job completed. Then, it was time to clean up. As I reached down to pick up the paint can, I noticed this exquisite pattern on the inside of the lid, created by the mix of pigments.

Who knew that the prettiest paint would be the one that required no effort, that happened all on its own?

Shadows in the Morning

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It helps to keep your eyes open.

Letting the dogs out in the morning, this is the image that greeted me. The sunlight streaming into the room created this brief shadow on the white-painted door.

The simple lace curtain was transformed into a work of art.

Had I been more distracted, or less awake (or slept in!), I might not have seen this dark image waiting to be captured.

But the moment was right, and so I did.