Saturday, January 10, 2015

Your Ticket to a New Beginning!

New Year - 2015 - full of new beginnings if we choose to take the "ticket"...

Trying mixed media ideas NEW TO ME.... because...

Beginning this year with the incredible Creative Jumpstart (CJS) Workshop with Nathalie Kalbach and 22 other mentors... has been simply marvelous in every way.  I am already dreading it's ending! 

This project was made as a result of a challenge from Jimmy Leslie to make a mixed media collage.  Would you believe I had never used spray paint or fabric on a project before? 

The suggestion was to use a wooden board.  This creation measures 16" x 20".   It is done with gesso, modeling paste/spackle, spray paint, regular paint, geletos, markers, stamps, ink, everything but the kitchen sink... and I spent some time there too!!!  

For extra dimension and color there are small pieces of pointed wood covered in gelli print paper, a tiny puzzle that I painted with a new design, frayed fabric cut in a circular shape, a red heart doilie, some silver metal bling shapes, and some chain.  

I added the small collage of watch parts because even though the new year is just beginning - the older I get - the faster time flies by... so any "new beginning" seems to be focused to some extent on the passing of time!  

And of course, a key attached to the chain - with the words New Beginning and 15 for 2015!

Will you take the new ticket, work the puzzles of life and make it a year of growth (especially artistically - hehehehe)???  Or will you tear up your ticket (see the one laying at the bottom left?) and leave the fun challenges behind?  WHICH WAY???!!!!  

Thank so much for the great challenge idea - it worked perfectly for the CJS learning process.  j. 


Honored to create for the following challenges: 

Design Memory Craft


Anything But A Card Challenge.

Snag Our Badge!

Fresh Beginnings is the theme for the Artist Trading Post but I'm hoping New Beginnings will find favor as well!!!

Mixed Media | Art Journaling

New and the number 15 - the theme from Mixed Media Mojo.  Another great challenge for our new, fresh beginning to the year 2015!


For the Mixed Media MC - trying something NEW for the new year...  definitely did that!!!


AND... for the awe inspiring CJS - Creative Jump Start Workshop with Nathalie Kalbach and 22 other mentors.  WOW. 


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