Friday, August 29, 2008

Mixed Media Botanical


5 x 7 stampboard, layered mixed media collage

Playing around with multiple layered transfers
also taught by my friend, teacher, mentor Chris Cozen at the
last Golden workshop. The vintage text was a transfer
from gel medium and the botanical overlay was yet another
gel medium transfer. The Australian postage stamp was
embedded in bead gel. Once I completed the collage
I then overlayed a digital flower image.

Busy days here and I've been amiss at visiting most
of you and I am regretful. The doldrums of the 8-5
otherwise known as the greater than 10 hour day had
a death grip on me, but today I broke free from the
shackles and begin my vacation.

My husband and I are traveling the great Northwest,
heading to Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks in
Utah, through Colorado to visit with family on up to
South Dakota for a glimpse of those giant heads carved
into a hillside (Mt. Rushmore). From there we will travel
to visit Yellowstone National Park and The Grand Tetons
and then up and over the hills to Glacier National Park in
Montana. We'll proceed heading west through the Idaho,
to Washington and Oregon for visits to the Columbia River
Gorge
and Multnomah Falls, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier
We'll head back south on the scenic Hwy 1 inching our way
back to California.

This is a much needed respite. I will be taking lots of photos
to share upon our return.

Thank you all for your kindness and friendship.
May everyday be a new journey for you, filled with great hope,
good health, happiness and a grand adventure no matter how
big or small. I'll catch up with you soon.

Ciao! "The Way I See It"

17 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

lordy, i dont know if you will even see your blog while you are away, but it seems to me you might have to find your way to hwy 101 in northern california before you get to scenic hwy 1. it would be fun to find a way to say hi over coffee or somethin (working around those M-F 8 to 5 parameters could be interesting, but worth it, methinks)
~sue

Neda said...

I hope that your trip, like your collage, will be layered with lovely surprises. Enjoy every minute!

xoxo

dime store daze said...

Wow..this is stunning!!!

Kim H. said...

This is so over the top gorgeous! Love it!

John said...

what a trip - your mixed media peice intrigues me much. I too am exploring depth and its hide and go seek impact.

What a trip. I am salivating to see your photos....great time to go to, still nice and summer vacations slam dunk depleted. Marie and my favoritwe pre-kid vacation was 20 days birding from New Jersey to Delmarva. Twenty early Septenber days wih good location hotels being less than full, fewer people on the road, et al.

Tami Bayer said...

Ok, that is a completely amazing piece. Oh my goodness. I'm in awe.

I'm so behind on blog land that you may be home again by now. It sounds like an amazing trip. I've been to the Utah/Colorado part and those are some of our favorite places. The rest of your trip is on my dream list. I hope you make beautiful memories.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

For what it is worth your art dosn't look tired! It's still got your charm and warmth. Happppppyyyyy Holiday!! Lisa :)

Lisa Sarsfield said...

For what it is worth your art dosn't look tired! It's still got your charm and warmth. Happppppyyyyy Holiday!! Lisa :)

Cory said...

Beautiful....love this piece.
Have a fun and relaxing vacation, be safe.

Mauricio said...

Enjoy!

Sandra Evertson said...

Ooo, Love this!
Sandra

Sue O'Kieffe said...

hey dont you have those photos processed yet? get yur butt back online, girl. we (I) miss you!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Just dropped in to see of you were back yet:) Hope you are well:)

Anonymous said...

I left you something in typo.land....regards,john

Joy Logan said...

Reminded me slightly of the look I get in my altered journal pages with printed tissue papers. Great look!

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