Linda Beard is not only an Etsy Team friend from the Melange Team of mixed media artists, but a "neighbor", now living in Florida and also a transplant from the Midwest...like me. Linda is such a great supporter of our Melange Team events, especially the challenges open to all mixed media artists, Latest Challenge Illuminating
Sailor's Valentine by Midwestie Lady
I love her Sailor's Valentine, I have to say it is just one of my favorites, love the composition, the colors and the added vintage b/w photo. Sailor's valentines have such a marvelous History
Grey Lady by Midwestie Lady
And can I tell you how jealous I am of this gorgeous photo transfer on cloth? ! Gel medium photo transfers are hit and miss for most of us and this was Linda's first attempt! I should be so talented!! If you check this one out in her etsy shop, Midwestie Lady you'll be able to zoom in to see the exquisite detail she was able to transfer from the photo. And this mixed media piece is collaged on the inside cover from a vintage book!
Luna Baby by Midwestie Lady
I've saved my shop favorite for last here, I adore the bright colors in Linda's Luna Baby mixed media wall hanging. I'm typically a monochromatic artista, I tend to work in b/w, sepias and monotones....but when other's use such bright colors I'm very readily attracted to them. Strange, really, I think I've always been a little intimidated using lots of bright colors in my work.
Enjoy Linda's etsy shop Midwestie on Etsy and her Blog. Stop by and leave some comments on her blog, you know we all love that. Linda is also a huge animal/critter lover. You'll read about her cat JD, who was a constant companion until he crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and you'll see the winter visitors to her backyard. Birds are regular stopovers, and she lives on the water so has constant companions in otters and other Florida "creechters"!