I don't know about you but I've had a slow start this year and feel as though January has been my month to ease into 2015. I recently sealed the last box of holiday decor and jumped right into springtime around the house. There really isn't much winter in Southern California! Between making lists and focusing on what is in store for this year, I took out some time to create in the studio.
This mixed media collage is from an online mini-project by Christy Tomlinson. I love watching her messy fabulous get down art style! Of course, if you know me, you know I'm more of a lacy vintage art girl so I mixed it up a bit, skipped the tin foil and masking tape steps and came up with my own version of this pretty project.
What's an art piece without millenary, lace snippets, seam binding and old book paper quotes, right? The wings were such fun to make too ~ paperclay, stamps for some texture and then paint and glaze. I chose to hang my dress from an old vintage spool wrapped with the loveliest blush pink thread. I just knew I'd need it for something!
I found this old quote in a sweet vintage book from 1818 called Love and Friendship, A Little Book of Thoughts arranged by J. Ellis. I am a total sap when it comes to the people I love. There are always ups and downs, as with everything in life, but if a friend is "in" so am I! The passage reads ~
The Love of a Friend
Like music heard on the still water;
Like pines that the wind passeth by;
Like pearls in the depth of the ocean;
Like stars that enamel the sky;
Like dreams of Arcadian pleasures;
Like colors that gratefully blend;
Like everything breathing of pureness ~
Like these is the love of a friend.