I used to be afraid of creating faces, but now it’s one of my favorite things. and they become personal reflections and have such deep meaning.
Creating a mixed media face takes longer than a regular piece but I love getting lost in the details. And the eyes… oh the eyes they take some extra effort to get the right depth so they can tell a story. but I love it!
I love choosing all the right papers that tell her story, It’s so therapeutic and I couldn’t create my faces without my Stabilo all pencil and my charcoal pencil.
The quote that inspired this piece has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks and I just kept searching for the right thing to create that would capture the meaning….. “We cannot become who we want, by remaining who we are.” I’m so glad I waited because the inspiration found it’s home.
I didn’t put it on the piece because the tiny words on her chest just showed up as I was creating her and they spoke to me and went with the quote that inspired me. I share more about this in the video.
9×12 mdf board, vintage papers, Liquitex matte medium, Deco art media gesso, Acrylic paints, brayer, Soho soft pastels, Stabilo all pencil, charcoal pencil (ex. soft) archival ink pad (potting soil and black) makeup brush, spectrafix, Liquitex matte gel
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!