Serendipity Redux

serendipity on blue

Serendipity

Mixed Media on Canvas

8 x 8

This is how my serendipitous ACEO that turned into a canvas turned out.  I like it so much, it won’t be in my Etsy shop!  I decided to do gold leaf on the edges.  Working with gold leaf is a lesson in patience but I love how it looks.  I had to put on some very quiet music–the Zen Garden station on Pandora–and remind myself over and over that I was not in a hurry.  Very Zen.  Gold leaf has a mind of its own.  Here’s how it looked as I was working on it.

doing gold leaf

I like to let the edges fray a little to give it a distressed look.

  It’s happily hanging on my wall now.

Serendipity at its best….

 

Serendipity

better aceo for blog

I  did this ACEO the other day and when I set it aside to dry, I rested it on a canvas I has gessoed the night before.  I glanced at it later and liked how it looked on the canvas.  So I’m experimenting with using it as an element in a larger piece.  Serendipity at its best….

The Sound of Lovely Music

the sound of only artwork

The Sound of Lovely Music

10 x 10 mixed media painting on canvas

Eadweard James Muybridge was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and early work in motion-picture projection. I love this beautiful snippet of a woman dancing. I combined it  with a lovely piece of authentic Italian ephemera dating from 1845.  The words are clipped from a vintage book from the 1930s and layered upon chiyogami paper.

Available in my Etsy Shop::StudioMiradero