Mixed Media Collage Recycling Project

This post features a mixed media project that I created using a recycled picture frame, a jewelry heart piece, and scrapbook scraps. I've had a desire to create more mixed media artwork using supplies I've already had around the house. The suggested supplies are listed below: A picture frameA thin canvasAcrylic paintGolden Gel MediumAn assortment …

Surrender: Bird of Paradise

Yesterday, I awoke with the desire to create. What a magical moment it was when the muse returned. You see, lately I’ve struggled with finding a place for my personality. I’m certain a contributing factor was the abrupt ending of my career as a classroom teacher. In June, I applied for and was hired as …

Painting Silver Linings (for all you procrastinators out there)

The setting sun peeks through billowing clouds and illuminates their silver linings. I remember my sister’s words, “Did you know clouds actually have silver linings? If you study them closely, you can see that this is their actual color.” Gina’s an acrylic painter and teacher who delights in painting silver linings on canvases and in …

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