“She Followed Her Dreams” Mixed Media Canvas

Today I wanted to share with you another of my mixed-media canvases that is part of the same series I’ve shared with you over the last few weeks.  You can see the first on HERE, and the second one HERE. You can click on any of the pictures to get a close-up.

Of all three of my “girls”, I would probably have to say that this is the one that I hold closest to my heart.  It’s “me” so to speak.  First off, I’m kind of short LOL – and she’s shorter than the others, and I love pink.  But more so, I finally feel like I’ve reached a place in my art where I am moving beyond my fears, my reservations, my insecurities, and following my dreams. Really, when I stop to think about it – all that I do – my blogs, my traditional and online classes and Paper Crafter’s Library – are the embodiment of my dreams. The ability to pursue a passion of mine not just for fun and not just for fulfillment, but as a business  as well.

As with the other two canvases, they are inspired by Christy Tomlinson’s “She Art” girls. The techniques I used in creating them are an amalgamation of what I learned in her class plus what I learned from a bunch of other books and classes and simple experimentation.  The pattern for the girl and her clothes are ones that I hand-sketched myself. 

3 replies on ““She Followed Her Dreams” Mixed Media Canvas”

  1. I think this is your best so far! I love the colours! Thanks for sharing all of your new mixed media pieces with us.

  2. Andrea, your canvases are wonderful. I’m taking the SheArt class as well, and would love your recommendations for other resources to learn mixed media. Will you be doing an online class?

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