Joy - mixed media wall hanging
by Becky Howell
Discover Joy in the Journey
I selected The Young Discoverers from the free images offered by Vintage Image Craft. The image reminded me that we all can continue discovering throughout the journey of our lives. How wonderful for kids this young and innocent to discover that joy can be found in the journey, even in the tough times.
I created a mixed media wall hanging on a stretched artist canvas. There are several layers of burgundy, rose and brown paints with bright pink tissue paper crumpled on top. This created wonderful texture, while allowing the color variations and the canvas weave to show through. The color is a deep berry that sets off the wonderful colors in the Victorian image. The piece is embellished with vintage images, lace, a vintage map, antique buttons, the dictionary definition of joy, and a scripture that states..."count it all joy". Hand lettering bends around the top left corner and states..."Discover joy in your journey."
I found this challenge ten days ago and looked at my calendar and knew I would not be able to enter. However, this afternoon I found myself with some free time and had fun creating this piece. I hope you enjoy it. Photographing indoors, at night, with incandescent light, does not do a piece of artwork justice. But I had fun!