This week's Melange Team from Etsy word prompt is *inspiration*. If you have a mixed media work you would like to enter check out the criteria at The Melange Team Blog. You do not have to be a team member to enter, all artists are welcome to join!
My sister Mary, who lives in Illinois, brought me these pristine, white, 4.5" X 6" white textured cards, like 200 of them(!!!yayyyyy), that are used in packaging supplies for the hospital where she is a nurse. They are heavier than the 140lb cold press watercolor paper I normally use for a lot of my work. I used acrylics on this piece, and the paper accepted the gesso and paint wonderfully so I was off and running with this collage and mixed media piece.
I've used snippets from a vintage music sheet and an old ledger page, some of my new clear rubber stamps (I love them and can't believe I waited so long to try clear stamps!) I colored the pear with pastels. The leaf is a real dried leaf. Click on the photo to see the texture and detail and then the *back* button to come back to me.
The handwritten quote says, "Inspiration is like a wonderful fruit - it's a seed planted, nutured and bloomed." (I had to make up my own quote because nobody famous has connected a pear with inspiration.....go figure. So alrighty then, I've got the quote, now just have to get the famous part)