Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share my latest mixed media canvas collage with you today. I created it for UmWow Studios Creative Team call, and I’m using their chipboard confetti as the basis for the theme of the piece- Home.
I will confess, I love adding symbols to my artwork. I do it on purpose a lot, but sometimes as I go back over a piece I’ve just finished, I’ll see some new ideas or elements that I didn’t mean to be symbolic, but somehow have taken on new meaning. The clocks and gears I added with modeling paste and some stencils represent the time and work it takes to create a happy home and build lasting relationships. The text symbolizes communication, and the blocks of cardstock are our priorities, lined up in a way that they all fit together and help balance and support us and our families. One more thing to share- I love the microbeads in this piece- when I think of symbols of home and family in this artwork, they stand out above the others, as the many, many ways we can serve each other every day. I believe it is so important for us to be serving our families, without keeping score or expecting anything in return.
Of course, I know that many will look at this piece and see different things. It will not have the same meaning for others that it does for me, and yet even that dynamic is fascinating. What symbols do you see that I may have missed? What do these elements represent for you, if anything at all?
Mixed Media Canvas Collage
Thank you for letting me share these thoughts today. I’ve included a supply list with some affiliate links so you will know what tools and supplies I used. (Affiliate links mean that if you make a purchase through a link I’ve provided, I will be paid a commission. Don’t worry, you won’t be charged more.)
Don’t forget to check out my video to see the whole process, and let me know what you think in the comments!
Supply list and links-
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap “Terminology”- retired