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. 



Cuchy said...

WOW This is a stunning piece of art. Beautiful collage. I specially like the puzzle pieces. Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

I love the colors and how you put together all the elements......thank you for sharing!
L Frazier

Unknown said...

Wow Cuchy - you are in Spain. Amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. This was a challenge for me but it was fun! HAPPY NEW YEAR! joi

Unknown said...

Many many thank yous for your comment L.F. HAPPY NEW YEAR! joi

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is real art - all the texture and elements used. make me want to touch it.. TFS over at Anything but a card this month. Hope to see you in future challenges

Unknown said...

My goodness! I just love all the different pieces that you put together in a wonderful composition!! I think it is an amazing reflection of the new year!! Glad you had so much fun creating!! Thank you for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!!!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Every time I look at this piece I fin another thing to look at. This keeps your eye moving and taking in all the lovely elements. Awesome job! My favorite part is the puzzle. Cheers to New Beginnings! Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki DT

Julia S-W said...

Lots to see and admire in your amazing piece. Love the idea of the puzzle pieces! Thanks for joining us at Artist Trading Post this time.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous collage Joi

TangledBlueRose said...

Love this project! So a great size and so much room to play. Great elements and so fun to explore! Love your New play and thanks so much for sharing with us at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Gorgeous- I love it !!! Thank you for being part of CJS2015 !

Ruth said...

Lots going on in this piece, love the arrows and thanks so much for joining us at ATP exchange. Ruth x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

a very beautiful projects - love all the elements
thanks for joining the Mixed Media Mojo challenge

Barb Housner (DT)

Strangely Creative said...

Super fun and I love what you have expressed behind the collage, the arrows and the jigsaw are great - I love anything thats strangely creative!!!

Donna B. said...

This is a great mixed media collage. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

This came out great! Love all the fun elements! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mixed Media Mojo!!

Rachel said...

this is amazing! it is a piece of ART! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynn K said...

This is such a fun collaged project - love all the details you used and I'm glad you enjoyed the process!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!