Monday, October 19, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Mothers and Daughters


Well it's been a little while since I participated in Mixed Media Monday. This week the theme is Mothers and Daughters. Because I am a mother of two boys I looked at this theme from my point of view as a child and the relationship with my mother. I don't think you can ever feel more safe or secure than when your mother held you as a baby all snuggled up. I have memories of my mum nursing me when I was quite small and she used to sing me 'Amazing Grace' I love memories like that! My mum and I are great friends and have done, and continue to do lots together. My mum introduced me to art and used to take me along to her evening classes with her when I was just 10. Since then we have had this wonderful bond through art and I value her opinion so much when it comes to my work. Thanks mam!!! I dedicate this piece to you!

I used so many different materials in this one. I had great fun. I used acrylic paints, crackle medium. The flowers are cut out from paper which looked to be hand made and pressed with real leaves and petals in it. I painted a light wash of acrylic on these to brighten up the flowers which seemed to give them a felt look. I also used coloured pencils and some ink and my iridescant paints!!! I have missed you Mixed Media Monday!

22 comments:

Yvonne said...

Superb card! Love the colours.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is absolutely beautiful, Nicola!!

Penny said...

See the expression that you've painted? That's EXACTLY how I feel about you, even now that you're all grown up and a mother in your own right! Love you Nic xxx

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nicola...what a wonderful piece and what a perfect read to go with it....The song your Mom sang to you is wonderful...what a great memory!!!

Wonderful and touching Nicola!!!

Have a great day...

Hugs
Diana

Shirley said...

How do you do all of this so quickly and so wonderfully at the same time? I think this is just beautiful. Her eyes are so well done! What a loving tribute to your mom, and all mothers and daughters. I feel the same about my mom...your work is so touching.

Diane said...

We missed you too, Nicola! Your piece of art is gorgeous - I bet your mum loves it :-) Diane

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Gorgeous piece, love it.

peggy gatto said...

So dear and sweet!!

Willy said...

Wonderful and lovely piece!

indybev said...

And we missed you! This is a lovely piece. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Anneke said...

a lovely piece-colors and design

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

This is so sweet Nicola! I'm sure your mother is so proud of you!
Some of my fondest memories of my babies was the bonding and quiet time when I nursed them. They needed me so much back then, but I needed them more♥
Thanks so much for your visit yesterday and I'm going to post an 'apology for being a big fat baby' thread later :) You all made me feel so much better!! :)
Hugs,
Darla

Faye said...

Nicola, this is a beautiful art piece. Your painting is gorgeous. What talent!

Sophia said...

What a lovely painting!! Wow. And is it not fun experimenting and using all kinds of different medias? :) Happy Monday!

Kristin said...

Forgive me if you get this twice; I don't think the first one went through - I am so happy that you are back: I missed you too! I love the comment by your Mum and think that it's so great that you have art in common. This piece is wonderful and I too love the eyes and the brilliant colors that you choose. Perfect! Kristin :)

pinkglitterfae said...

what a precious painting!
You have a great blog, I just went through and looked at your gorgeous artwork, and now will be following your art career :-)

Jessie said...

Sounds like a fun combination of media Nicola! I love to play with mixed media and need to do more of it! How lovely that your mum shares your love of art :)x

Annette Q said...

This is soooo wonderful! I love love love her face. What a lovely heartfelt post, Nicola. Thanks for sharing :-)

Janny said...

So lovely!

Julie said...

This is so sweet...what a lovely post you wrote! thank you for always giving me such encouargement ...i truly appreciate it! : )

Rosie said...

Nice style and lovley story. My mum taught me to knit, crochet, dressmake, garden, helped with the piano, took me to exhibitions, taught me to read and how to sit on a toboggan, how to make false teeth out of orange peel...

Beth said...

Beautiful! The eyes of the mother are perfect.

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