This original is available HERE
Every layer of this piece was wonderful and it was hard to let go of the background, but that is part of the process and what leads to really interesting work. I love how bits and pieces of every layer peek through.
I found this quote when searching for something for another project and it stopped me, I pondered it for a while and had a whole conversation with myself. I hope I’m not the only one who does that! Anyway, I knew that I needed to paint it and share my journey of finding happy over dignified. I spent a lot of years trying to be something I’m not, and it was a slow journey and is still in progress, but, the second I embraced me for my weirdness, my artsy fartsy side, my love for old smelly vintage books,… the list is long my friend, ….this home I call myself became a lot more comfortable.
You, my friend, are an amazing, wonderful, complicated, smart, funny bundle of YOU. Be happy with that! You are loved! Enjoy the video
Supplies Used: 100lb watercolor paper, Deco art media – matte medium, gesso, fluid acrylics (quin magenta, quin gold, cobalt teal, quin violet, cerulean blue hue, green gold, ) Americana paint by Deco art (Marigold) Archival stamp pad, Generals charcoal pencil (hard and ex. soft) white china marker, Sharpie water based black and white pen, vintage and scrap paper, tissue paper, letter stamps
New stencils in the shop!
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!