The Subject of a Portrait

SubjectofaPortrait2If you have been a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I have a fascination with creating stories with collage…especially using vintage elements in my art. So, it should come as no surprise to you, that some of my newest Etsy additions are vintage mixed media art pieces…from this one…The Subject of a Portrait, to my beeswax collages.

This one is special to me though…because I’ve used some personal elements in this art piece, such as a copy of my great great grandmother’s census record…her name was Mary…Mary Caroline to be exact. So, to create a story about this girl, and to include personal items that mean something to me, just makes this art adventure of mine a real joy.

I guess art came into my life first, as a child, but almost at the same time, so did poetry…then a teller of stories I became…then a photographer…then a genealogist…poetry came back…then back to creating art…a full circle. Mixed Media art, gives me the label I need to combine all those elements that I love into my art.

Personal art…art with a little heart, and a little soul.

My newest Etsy additions can be found at http://www.ArtcyLucy.etsy.com

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