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Sunday, July 21, 2013

We all want a home......family, friendship and love

Happy Sunday!
Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekends. I am up early this morning so I can watch the British Open. I am a golf fan and I love Tiger Woods! And Phil Mickelson!  So this is gonna be a quick post, so I can get back to cheering them on!
I am still trying my hand at the mixed media thing...so this is my latest.




I used the colors for the current 



Here is a little closeup. I cut circles of paper and added buttons to make flowers.
I used the Mona Pendleton Design MFT stencil-Stone Wall with fiber paste to make the walls of one of the houses.   


I like the therapy of getting messy with mixed media, but I can't seem to make anything pretty with mixed media.  It's like I start creating and I just start thinking about texture and paints. I need to learn how to make a plan first or a sketch. I just don't get it! I love what I see others doing, especially on You Tube. I get excited and want to experiment, but I don't know if I will get the hang of it!
It is a juxtaposition in my brain between my love of white space and love of the art of mixed media.
But I am not afraid of trying to learn! I have even signed up for a Mixed Media class with Donna Downey in August and I am very excited about that! I am VERY fortunate that her studio is only 45 minutes from where I live! yay!

Oh well...
Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



8 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

oh my goodness Mackie! I love your journal page!!! Your houses are darling! Love the stone stenciled house and the sweet flowers! I hope you enjoy the golf game ~ Phil is a Phoenix hometown boy :) Can't wait to hear about your class! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Inkyfingers said...

I love the colours and all the texture on this piece Mackie. I don't have much success with mixed media but I really like it when I see others do it.

Maria said...

I LOVE your mixed media journal page! Sweet houses, flowers, and sentiment! And, lots of great texture! How exciting to be signed up for a mixed media class from Donna Downey...enjoy!

Lisa said...

FABULOUS creation Mackie!! I'm quite smitten with your stone house, so CUTE! Your class sounds fun, hope you'll post some projects for us ;)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE rthe stone wall, Mackie, and the flowers with the buttons! This is Fantastic! I took a Donna Downey class and we painted with our fingers! What I am really impressed with is that you keep creating mixed media projects that are so FABULOUS! Thx for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Jill Norwood said...

Go Phil go! So excited for him and his family today! My late husband was a golfer and a huge golf fan! Phil is my favorite player and I watched him win today (on tv) and was in tears! What a fantastic golf moment!

Your journal page is WONDERFUL Mackie! I love the houses with the adorable roofs and textures! And your sweet flowers! How exciting to be taking a class from Donna! Enjoy!
:) Jill

shirley-bee said...

A Mixed Media Featured Artist AND a Phil Mickelson win - fabulous!

Lisa H. said...

this is gorgeous. I loooove all the texture you added, that stone wall stencil is awesome on the house. congrats on the shout out.