"She Saw the Light"
This is a little whimsical mixed media painting that came as a result of an online class. Lifebook 2015 - it is awesome so far! Our "theme" was to create a "beacon of light". I really struggled and felt unsure of myself in doing this project. My word for last year was "Fearless" and that word totally went out the window this year when I started this project. I pondered, I tried. I picked her up, made her an "ugly teenager painting" and put her back down. For days and days she was an ugly teenager painting - no kidding. The pictures below don't even show her ugly stage and they are pretty bad.
Then finally deciding to "work" on her, I went to find something in my stash of supplies to construct her dress. The first thing I came across was an antique hymnal with a song titled "I've Seen the Light". That was it...this wasn't coincidence and I knew I had to start and finish her. I think she is appropriately titled as well! I can't even believe she turned in to this.
She is constructed on a 1.5" deep cradle board. Overall size is 12 X 12. She was done with paint, graphite pencil, stencils, paper, and of course, words from that old, antique hymnal. Her sunbeams, as well as around her star, have gold iridescent paint - so it shines beautifully when the light hits it. It is finished with a glassy, resin coat, so there is no need to frame it. She is hard to give up, but she is available for purchase...because I truly think she will resonate with someone who needs her.
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