7/28/08

Mixed Media Monday - "Generations"


Generations of Love

The theme Fatma chose for Mixed Media Monday was "Generations". There were so many wonderful options for this one! I finally decided on couples. What a great theme.

I used a dusy pink acrylic paint for the first layer of background, then added single layers of a paper napkin, torn into pieces. The round silver and vellum tags are symbolic to wedding bands. The purple silk petals have their own romantic story.

A couple of years ago we were RVing at a favorite site. Just up the hill was a sweet little outdoor ampitheater/church. One morning we were out walking and wandered through the area. All down the aisle, about the stone pews, and on the altar were dozens of these purple petals, quite obviously strewn by a flower girl in recent days. We began to look closer for other clues and found bits of ribbons and balloons and evidence of tulle having been taped to the stone backdrop. It was so much fun imagining the wedding that had taken place in the lovely outdoor spot. I gathered a handful of the petals and tucked them into my art box. They seemed the perfect embellishment for today's piece.


7 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow, this is wonderful.

Linda said...

I like the timelessness of the black and white photos. And the way you applied the background has got my wheels turning! As always, a beautiful piece of art!

Gabrielle Madsen said...

what a wonderful combination of color and the theme is just perfect!

mixedmediamonday said...

Lisa, this piece is gorgeous! I think the bride would be amazed to know that some of the petals from her wedding ended up in this lovely art piece! Diane

herminesplace said...

Great spread!

Nigel's Mom said...

I would have never thought of using napkins before seeing this piece, but, wow, how beautiful they look! This is a sweet sentiment. Me likes!

Gillian said...

Fantastic composition to this spread, the colours are beautiful.

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