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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

1.02.2013

My word for 2013....FLY

So after a very rough couple of years in the job department here in Arkansas, I have chosen FLY as my word this year.
I REFUSE to be held back by other people and their lies and insecurities anymore. I am going to do whatever it takes to make this year successful in every way possible.

First in the job department. I have been out of work for 15 of the 24 months we have been in Arkansas, never in my life have I had this problem and I will be basically starting my career over especially since my background is in banking and real estate. It is doing be absolutely NO good here...I thought I had made an excellent career move working for a crafting base company here in Arkansas, but unfortunately they only used me until they were done, then they fired me the Saturday before CHA in July after I had spent all week making last minute samples for their CHA booths. Crushed, devastated, I was in a major slump.

So moving on...here I come to fly into the year 2013. I will be starting a new job in the next week. I have set 2 goals for myself so far. I want to get published in Somerset Magazine, and I want to get on a design team. I love mixed media and I have so many things going on in my mind that I want to create. I want to get this new job started so I will have the money to get the supplies and embellishments I want and need to bring my creations to where I want them to be. I am also recycling in so much of my work. I love working with cardboard and with all of the junk mail and food boxes, omgosh the possibilities are endless. I can't wait. I know what company I want to design for, I just have no idea when they are going to be picking a new design team. Maybe I can get on as a guest designer, first I have got to get my hands on their products...I'm working on that.

So this is what I made, and it will be hanging in my studio where I can see it all the time.
 This is the background. Lots of texture, a gorgeous Glitz Design transparency down there in the bottom left, and Glitz Design rub ons. I used drywall tape and texture paste and LOVE how that all came out. Used some Tattered Angles sprays for the color. Some Verdegris, Sun Sisters, and Poppy. The white is Gesso. The pink is also TA but I don't remember what color. hehe
 The note is written on Glitz Design what nots, the FLY tag and transparency frame are again Glitz Design (umm I love Glitz the most) the leaves are 7 Gyspsies sprayed with green Tattered Angels. I made the flowers out of burlap and canvas. Used Gesso to mold them then sprayed them with more Tattered Angels. The mustard color flower is by Prima and the center of that one is from some trim I picked up at Walmart. The Soar tag is Tim Holtz. I love how it turned out.
This is the back...LOL...see, I am recycling. It held up really well to all the Gesso in the original background because after it was almost dry I sprayed the very top with the pink TA then misted heavily with water...Thank goodness for my heat gun, I don't know what I would do without it because I am not patient enough to wait!!!
Have a beautiful day.
Thanks for taking a look.
x0x0x
MadZie

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