Sunday, August 23, 2015

Botanical Mixed-Media

Hi Friends! 

I hope everyone's had a great summer!  

I've been working on some mixed-media pieces lately, and one of 

the things that recently inspired me again, is this dragonfly.

Isn't she pretty? 

My new neighbor, Camille has only known me for a short time, but she

 knew me enough to know that when she found this poor little dragonfly 

in her garage, that I might appreciate it too.  I'd say she was right! 



I'm not sure I can work the dragonfly into one of my mixed-media pieces 

without damaging it, so I might just continue to photograph it as a 

botanical piece...this is a start. 



So, after the dragonfly, I started

 to get out the paint, paper and my pressed flowers and leaves again.






My desk continues to be a mess.




I picked out a fern leaf from our garden, 

and some hydrangea petals I pressed last year for this piece. 




My sewing machine has been calling to me too, so I added machine 

stitching on the sides. (above) 


There's just something so relaxing about sewing with a needle and thread.

I find embroidery relaxes me. 





I keep pieces of my thread crochet to use in mixed-media art. 




Here's the dragonfly that ended up on this piece. 




I love when I get a boost of inspiration for art. 




I'm grateful for all the things in nature that inspires me to create.

When that inspiration happens because of a friend and a thoughtful gesture, 

it's even better.

:-)

Becca