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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mixed Media Monday & Creative Therapy



for the grace of you 12" X 12" acrylic mixed media

I painted this for my son Andrew on a piece of cardboard which I later adhered to a board. To make it special for him, I incorporated a number of personal elements, including a hidden message in the a secret code we've had since he was 2 years old. There's a special dictionary page, clothing labels, movie stubs, sheet music, and map, mixed media indeed! I love you, Andy-man.

35 comments:

*jean* said...

i love it!!

Sadie said...

I have an Andy
I'm sure they spell it the same
Both are guitar men.

Janet Ghio said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your son! You make the most beautiful backgrounds!!!

Ophelia said...

This is so great! The colors are so fabulous!

Kim Mailhot said...

Beautiful doves !

Lori Saul said...

What a wonderful mom you are- it sounds like you have a special relationship with your son and your art is stunning in its expression!

Cindy said...

Oh wow, what an amazing mom you are!!!
Fabulous, gorgeous, and SOOO meaningful!
Hugs,
Cindy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great to see you, Kathy! Gorgeous card...beautiful!!

indybev said...

What a lovely piece for Andy-man to treasure his whole life long!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kathy!!! I love this painting....what a beautiful piece....gorgeous colours and the white birds...perfect!!!

Sandy said...

Oh Kathy I love it.
So amazing painting. Love the birds.

peggy gatto said...

Glorious piece, so special!!!

Hermine said...

Fantastic, so vibrant

landileroux said...

This is amazing and so meaningful. I'm sure he will love it. I really love the colors.

Taluula said...

Kathy such a wonderful bond between you and Andy-man is expressed in this beautifully joyous piece. Kudos.

NatashaMay said...

Great colors and so much soul in it!

penny patten said...

Very pretty, I love Doves, I have five of them!

NANCY LEFKO said...

So pretty...love the contrast !!

Silvia said...

Wondeful painting in fantastic colours.

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Aren't boys wonderful?! Such a beautiful piece! ~Sharon

Ozstuff said...

Oh wow! Kathy, this is superb - absolutely gorgeous. Lucky Andy and lucky you to have such a loving and close relationship with your son. (I am sure that didn't happen by accident!!) My one and only son has lived in the UK for the past ten years and I have only seen him three or four times over the years. He is more English than the English now!

Janet said...

Your son must love this piece. You're so thoughtful to add things that mean something to him into your painting. You obviously have a wonderful relationship with him.

I love the painting! Your use of color is always what attracts me, and the birds in this one are beautiful.

Gillian said...

Beautiful artwork Kathy, the doves are adorable and the colour combo striking, What a special gift for your son.

Faye said...

Kathy, the vivid colors in this are really fantastic. Really love this piece.

Michele said...

Just gorgeous!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Beautiful painting, so colorful and I love the doves.

Yvonne said...

its so colorfull, love it.

Tolegranny said...
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Tolegranny said...

I just love your colourful art. You do amazing things with paint. Loving everything you create.

Staci Danford said...

My Monday involved potting soil, a shovel, some manure and a little fellow that was sure wanting to help.. Your project turned out much more "finished" . hahah LOVE it.. as always your color make me stop to say WOW.
Staci

Diane said...

Oh, Kathy, this is a beautiful, beautiful, painting - and the love simply shines through! Diane

mixedmediamonday said...

Congratulations, Kathy! I have chosen your beautiful painting for Art of the Week on Mixed Media Monday this week :-) Diane

SKIZO said...

WONDERFUL
WORK
good
creations

This Photographer's Life said...

Love it!! reminds me of kenson's show :)

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